Friends Seminary

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Friends Seminary, the oldest continuously coeducational school in New York City, serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

Independent school

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  • K-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Manhattan

What makes us unique
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, adhering to the values of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to build a diverse school where students exercise their curiosity and imagination as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes.
Ideal candidate fit
At Friends Seminary, education is rooted in the Quaker belief in the Inner Light . . . Guided by the testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.
You endeavor to help students grow as learners and young people. We believe strongly in the power of community and curiosity. We also believe students learn best when they experience a spiritual joy in their day to day school life.

Our Students

22% Low income

36% of Color

0% ELL

15% Special needs

Our Faculty

15% of Color

80% > 3 yrs exp