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
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.