A Tradition of Successful Learners - Confident, Creative, Compassionate


View from West with Nittany Mountain.

State College Friends School looks for students who will benefit from our instructional style and who will contribute positively to the life of the school community. We are an independent, tuiton-based school, seeking families who are supportive of our Quaker values and our educational goals. Friends School is committed to building and maintaining a community that is diverse and inclusive with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, creed, family structure, and economic background.

Families interested in enrollment should contact our office to request an application, tuition information, and schedule a visit. We recommend that applications for fall enrollment be submitted between September 1 and February of the preceding school year. Applications received during this period are considered as a group, and those received later are considered if space is available. The number of openings at each grade level is determined after the re-enrollment of current students occurs in March.

When the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, students are placed in a waiting pool. Should a space become available, a waiting pool candidate will be selected based on the needs of the class.

Friends School Kindergarten through 8th grade program is located at 1900 University Drive, with views of farm fields, mountains, and the gardens of Foxdale Village.  The expansive outdoor play areas include climbing equipment and swings; sand area; walking path; fitness trail, and a large, well-maintained field for running, team games, building snow forts, and flying kites.

An Overview of Our K- 5th Grade Curriculum

An Overview of our Middle School Curriculum



Our preschool (Friends Schoolhouse), is located in the annex of Friends Meeting, at 611 East Prospect Avenue. Schoolhouse students have a large grassy field for running and games, and use of an adjacent public park with trees, swings, slides, and more.


Email Admissions:

Mary Ziegler


About our school:

  • Founded in 1980, State College Friends School is an independent school, offering Kindergarten through 8th grade. Our Pre-K program (Friends Schoolhouse), established in 2011, serves children ages 3 - 5 who may or may not have experience in a structured setting outside the home.
  • There are 12-20 students per K-8 classroom with one lead teacher and one part time assistant teacher. Small class size allows for a great deal of individual instruction and small group learning. 
  • Parent volunteers are often found helping with projects and special assignments.  Residents of Foxdale Village serve as reading buddies and math helpers in the lower grades.
  • Kindergarten is offered as a half-day or full-day program.
  • Preschool is staffed by a director/teacher, lead teacher, assistant, and Penn State America Reads students.  In addition, parents often volunteer for special activities.
  • To accommodate working parents, After School Care is available from 3:20 - 5:30 daily at Friends School.
  • Transportation to Friends School (K-8) is available at no extra cost through local school districts.
  • Tuition assistance is available to our K through 8th grade students.  Please inquire - Mary Ziegler, Director of Admissions. mziegler@scfriends.org


For more information or to arrange a visit to the school please contact us:


Email: Admissions