Since the opening of the first Friends School in Philadelphia in 1689, Friends education has steadfastly maintained that social and ethical development are just as important as academic excellence in the education of a child.
Friends Schools stand as beacons for tolerance, love, and mutual understanding. A Friends School cares deeply about the type of individuals its students are becoming.
Friends schools believe that the curriculum is enhanced if children from all walks of life (including all faiths) learn more about each other and come to respect and celebrate differences. Friends schools believe that education is preparation for the whole life: the lively development of intellectual, physical, and social-emotional capacities.