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Welcome to Friends School
Although we cannot meet with you in person at this time, we invite you to learn more about the difference of a Friends School Pre-K through 8th grade education by visiting our classroom pages; by enjoying a pictorial view of the school, and by talking with our admissions director Lisa Gamble.
During this challenging time, one of our goals
We are a Pre-K through 8th grade school, guided and inspired by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. For nearly 40 years, families in State College and surrounding areas have chosen our small, independent school for its nurturing, inclusive culture, and reputation for hands-on, deep learning. In this unique school community students become successful learners who are confident, creative, and compassionate; ready to use their big ideas and values to help make the world a better place.
We lovingly challenge and support our students to become strong academically, to develop responsible independence, and to appreciate the value of service to others. As we nurture the light in every child, we strive to help each one develop confidence, imagination, compassion, and hope. Learn More . . .
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Parents Describe What They Love about Friends School:
" . . . I am so delighted with the integration of spirituality, mind/body wellness into the curriculum. I’m also always impressed by how the school integrates learning about others’ cultures and traditions throughout their lessons. Walking into Friends School feels like receiving a big hug . . . It is a warm, loving, educationally enriching environment where quite literally all are welcome."
- Parent, Maria Vinca
We need you now, more than ever.
A gift to State College Friends School supports our learning community in many ways. Gifts to the Annual Fund help to cover the costs associated with a high-quality independent education. Gifts directed to the Scholarship Fund allow us to offer families flexible tuition, ensuring a broadly-diverse learning community.
Pennsylvania residents may now take advantage of tax credits once available exclusively to businesses through EITC - the Educational Tax Credit Program. We continue to invite local businesses to visit with us to see how participation in EITC for businesses benefits our community. Please contact our Business Manager Seamus Perritt-Reish for more information.
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