State College Friends School

1900 University Drive, State College PA, 16801 814-237-8386

State College Friends Meeting
611 East Prospect Avenue  State College, PA 16801

A quiet place in memory of Barton Jenks.
"...do you sit down in true silence, resting from your own will and workings, and waiting upon the Lord... until the Lord breathes life into you, refresheth you, and prepares you, and your spirits... for his service ...?"  
-William Penn   
1644-1718,Quaker

     The State College Friends School opened in 1980 in the basement of the State College Friends Meeting as a K-3 program with ten students and two part-time teachers. A small group of dedicated parents and Meeting members supplied the vision and energy needed to launch the new school. Friends Meetinghouse Entrance Meeting for Worship
     The Friends School and Friends Meeting are separately incorporated, but the school operates "under the care of" State College Friends Meeting. This sponsorship includes the spiritual oversight of the school through Quaker trustees and the Meeting's Worship & Ministry Committee. Through the Meeting, Friends School also benefits from the institutional support provided by the Friends Council on Education and the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
     Today many Friends School students are members or attenders of the Friends Meeting. And many families have become aquainted with the Friends Meeting and Friend's practice through participation in the school community.

State College Friends Meeting Welcomes All Visitors
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