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Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary is the oldest continuing coeducational school in New York City. The School draws extensively on its Quaker heritage, providing a values-based, academically challenging program. Academic engagement goes hand in hand with individuality, respect for community, and an appreciation for the cultural vibrancy of the surrounding metropolitan area.

Optimism is the operative word at Friends. The combination of challenge and support creates a K-12 learning environment in which children feel safe to take intellectual risks, gain confidence, and feel valued for their unique potential. The School offers a balanced academic program with over 125 courses in the Upper School alone. Foreign and classical languages (including Arabic), advanced placement courses, visual and performing arts, experiential education, elective and extra-curricular offerings (from Model UN and Mock Trial to Latin Colloquium), the Chapman Academic Center which extends the reach of the classroom, a comprehensive athletics program, and a cutting-edge technology network – all enhance curriculum. Service learning introduced in Lower School and required for Grades 5-12 supports the School’s mission. Qualified seniors can take courses at nearby NYU, and with approval, juniors and seniors can participate in international and domestic study programs. Friends provides before- and after-school, vacation, and summer programs for Kindergarten-Grade 8 students.

Friends welcomes and encourages children of all races, ethnicities, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds to apply for admissions. A substantial tuition aid program is available for families requiring financial assistance.

For more information, visit the Friends Seminary Web site at www.friendsseminary.org and keep up with Friends on Facebook.com

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