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Fast Facts

The School serves children from 3 years to grade 12 in three divisions.

Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, community, peace and stewardship are at the core of the School’s mission and daily life.

AFS is easily accessible via many forms of public transportation, van service and school-district busing.

Students come to AFS from more than 68 zip codes in the greater Philadelphia area.

35% of students self-identify as students of color.

Upper School graduating classes range in size from 60 to 70 students.

Typical enrollment in the Lower School is 25 students per grade.

Typical enrollment in the Middle School ranges from approximately 30 students in 5th grade to 40 students in 8th grade.

In Upper School, Honors and AP courses are offered in all subjects.

100% of graduates attend a four-year college.

We are home to 49 athletic teams, and we have won 31 Friends Schools League championships.

We sit on a verdant 50-acre campus with fields, a creek, an arboretum and a Quaker Meetinghouse.

Fun Facts

Our school colors are blue and white.

Our mascot is the kangaroo (#GoRoos).

We were founded in 1697 and we are the oldest school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to have continuously operated on the same plot of land.

Students call teachers by their first names.

Our campus is also home to a historically significant graveyard.

When the troops of Generals Washington and Howe marched down Washington Lane in 1777, the third generation of AFS students watched their passing.

Our library collection contains 25,586 print volumes, 20 print magazine titles and more than 800 e-books. Our special collections include a peace collection, Quaker materials and our school archives.

Our current campus was once an 18-hole golf course.

There is password-free wi-fi access from most spots on campus.

We celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting and maypole dancing.