Welcome to Frankford Friends School!

Admission to Frankford Friends School is competitive.  The common entry points at FFS are pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, making these the best times to apply to Frankford Friends School, though new students are admitted to other grades if spaces are available.

Children of all faiths and all ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds are warmly welcomed to our school, without regard to gender or sexual orientation.  We see the light in every child and work to help each child find where s/he can uniquely shine.  Children who love to learn, cheerfully accept challenges, and are at or above grade level are best served by our program.


Frankford Friends School strives to make a Quaker education accessible to any student who is qualified to enroll.  Twenty percent of our students receive need-based financial aid from a variety of sources.

Any student who attends Frankford Friends School may apply for financial aid.  Parents applying for FFS financial aid must complete the financial aid form found here via SSS.  Many of our students also receive assistance from the Children’s Scholarship Fund or other sources.

The tuition for the 2019-2020 school year is: 

Pre-K – 4th Grade: $10,600
5th Grade: $10,800
6th – 8th Grade: $11,000

Come Visit

The best way to learn about Frankford Friends School is to come visit!  Register for an Open House and find out why a Frankford Friends School education is the right one for your child.

To reserve a space at an Open House, click HERE.

Come tour while classes are in session on a Walk-in Wednesday.  Session tours begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please enter the gate and follow the otter stream to get to the School Office.


Applications are accepted beginning on September 1 for the following school year.

Early childhood age requirements: 

  • Pre-K: Your child must be 4 by September 1st of the year s/he will start Pre-K.
  • Kindergarten: Your child must be 5 by September 1st of the year s/he will start kindergarten.

Applications must be complete before a student visitation day is scheduled.  Please download the application forms (see checklist HERE) and send to:

Office of Admissions
Frankford Friends School
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Phone: 215.533.5368 Ext. 123
Email: kparkcook@frankfordfriends.org