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Abington Friends School

575 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA 19046

(215) 886-4350


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Abington Friends School, a coeducational, college-preparatory day school, serves students from preschool through grade twelve by providing a strong academic foundation for advanced study. Teaching is rooted in Quaker beliefs, combining reflection with action and balancing the needs of individuals with those of community. The School holds scholarship, moral integrity, simplicity, and diversity at its core.

The precepts and practices of Friends give definition to the daily life of the School and affirm the belief that there is “that of God” to respect and answer in every individual. Weekly Meeting for Worship, the central spiritual experience of the community, offers time for silent reflection and thoughtful sharing. Quaker values promote individual and collaborative work toward such ends as environmental stewardship, social justice, and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Students meet challenging academic expectations by uniting personal strengths and varied talents with vision, imagination, and well-disciplined effort. Interdisciplinary, intercultural, and aesthetic studies spark innate curiosity and the joy of learning fundamental to long-term growth. Emphasizing social responsibility and the life of the mind, the School prepares students to become independent leaders who voice and act upon strongly held beliefs.

Abington Friends School, drawing on its three centuries of history, expects to instill in each student a life-long love of learning, personal integrity, and commitment to self, family, and the service of others
Excerpted from the preschool's website