Our Approach

Our Approach

Frankford Friends School is committed to educating students to live lives characterized by integrity, simplicity and respect for all people. We believe each person has a Light within that guides her or him in an examined life.  Our students are challenged to seek truth continuously through peaceful means and reflection. They are invited to commit to improving themselves, their community, and the world.

Our unique curriculum emphasizes collaboration, critical thought, and creativity. We explore new ideas for innovative teaching, and emphasize learning through investigation and asking essential questions. We guide every student from Pre-Kindergarten to Eighth Grade towards becoming an independent learner and researcher, critical thinker, and creative problem solver.

At Frankford Friends School, we also understand that growing children benefit from healthy minds and healthy bodies. Early childhood and lower school students enjoy recess twice daily in addition to bi-weekly physical education classes. Middle school students have a 45 minute lunch and recess period each day. Our whole community becomes stewards of the Earth through working in our gardens and exploring in the Nature Learning Lab.

The Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship are artfully woven throughout our day. We emphasize kindness, honesty, cooperation, resilience, and empathy – the “Frankford-friendly” values that stay with our students into adulthood. In class and on the playground, teachers direct students in the use of peaceful conflict resolution. We care deeply about being a school in which every member of the community makes a personal commitment to improving himself and his world.