I looked around at middle and upper school students and asked myself, “Is this what I want my kids to be like when they get older?” At GFS, the answer to that question was an unequivocal “Yes!”
We recently moved from New York (Manhattan) and the relative affordability and quality of Friends schools in NW Philadelphia was a big part of the draw for us
Find out why one family chose Friends Select over Independence Charter School, Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School, Russell Byers Charter School, and Bache Martin
We may remember a time when kids just went to their neighborhood school. But this isn’t Kansas anymore. There are lots of options and lots of different application processes for parents nowadays. We started school hunting at the dining room table and finally I threw my hands up…what are ALL the options?! Every time I thought I knew it all, another school popped up! I wanted to have all my options before deciding which schools to look at and which open houses to attend, so here is a brief Elementary School Options 101.
The thing that “sold” me on WCS is the Responsive Classroom Curriculum. It is a very structured and smart system by which all faculty and students learn to handle conflicts assertively. The vibe of this school is very peaceful and happy. A zero-tolerance of bullying is taken very seriously from the classrooms, to recess, to the buses.