A Tradition of Successful Learners

  - Confident, Creative, Compassionate -

This is State College Friends School, where your child is encouraged to think, question, grow and learn.

Founded in 1980 on the Quaker principles of equality, community, simplicity, peace, stewardship, and integrity, our mission is to provide an academically vigorous education in a nurturing environment that inspires a love of learning and prepares students to meet challenges with confidence and compassion.

We celebrate diversity and welcome families of all faiths and perspectives. 

Our students are nurtured to grow intellectually, think critically, work collaboratively, and communicate confidently.  Please visit us.  A warm welcome awaits!

K-8 Open House - Friday April 25th, 10:00 - 1:00


Kindergarten through

eighth grade

1900 University Drive

State College, PA 16801



Pre-K for ages 3 - 5

611 East Prospect Avenue

State College, PA 16801


About Friends Schoolhouse


Admissions information:

Mary Ziegler, Assistant Head


2014 Summer

Camp Brochure

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Pre-K Camps

K - 4th Grade Camps

Theatre Camps




Announcements, school news, and a message from the Head of School every Friday.  Also sent home weekly via email.

Classroom letters are sent home weekly via email.

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Discover a Friends Education

What do Quakers Believe?

Learn more about a Friends Education and the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, equality, community, and stewardship in the curriculum.

Thank you to National Penn Bank and Veronesi Building and Remodeling for contributing to our scholarship fund through the EITC program.  We truly appreciate your support.

Can your business participate in this PA Tax Credit Program?

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incoming 5th - 8th grade students.

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State College Friends School


Saturday, May 3rd

10:00 - 3:00

What parents of State College Friends School students say:

"You can feel the energy of this school when you walk through the front doors.  It's a welcoming feeling.  I feel like I'm sending my kids to a "home away from home."

"How do I even begin to say, "thank you" for the past seven years?  When I contemplate the many & profound ways in which you've touched our family & touch your students everyday, I just get overwhelmed.  My cup runneth over . . . Would that all children be so blessed as to spend their formative years at SCFS with you.  The world would truly be a more compassionate, just & humane place."

". . . we were definitely looking for more than academics for our son.  A place where he could thrive academically, but also thrive socially and emotionally.  It's not just about teaching to the test, but creating a foundation and true affinity for learning."

"The Middle Schoolers are the most beautiful

teenagers I have seen (that were not home schooled).  They are confident, bright, intelligent and exude a deep sense of community and responsibility.  That is what I want for my daughter." 

On Academics:


"Holistic approach."



"Prepares students well for the academic challenges to come in high school and beyond."


"Supportive with high expectations.