Friends Schools

Some Facts about Friends Schools within Philadelphia Yearly Meeting:

There are 40 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Friends Schools

Of these 40 Friends schools:

  • 90% are in Meeting-School Care Relationships
  •  9 Friends Nursery Schools
  • 21 Friends Elementary Schools (PreK-6, PreK-8)
  • 8 Friends PreK-12 Schools
  • 2 Friends Secondary Schools (6-12, 9-12)
  • 4 are for students with special learning needs
  • 2 are boarding schools
  • 10,000 students attend Friends Schools in PYM
  • 2,400 people work in the schools as faculty and staff (280 are Quakers)
  • 600 Volunteer Trustees
  • Over $5,500,000 tuition aid is given to Quaker students annually
  • 67% of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting members have been influenced by Friends school connection (PYM survey 2006)