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Welcome New Families!

We are so excited to welcome our families for the 2022 – 2023 school year!  Our community and culture are enhanced by meaningful events, experiences and opportunities that provide outstanding teaching and learning.

Abington Friends School Private School in Phiadelphia

Upcoming Events

Lower School New Family Playdate – May 24, 2022 at 4 – 5 p.m.
All School New Family Orientation – August 2022
Back-to-School BBQ – Friday, September 9 2022

Forms and Services

Medical Forms

Starting on July 1 the required medical forms for new students will be made available through Magnus Health in the AFS Portal.

The AFS Health Office maintains a secure Electronic Health Record called Magnus Health.  All requirements for new and returning students can be found and should be submitted via the Magnus section of the AFS family portal. In addition to the state mandated requirements below, all students, in all grades, must have updated health questionnaires, medication permission forms, and action plans as applicable.  All requirements will be available in Magnus on July, 1, 2022 and are due on August, 9, 2022.

We are in the process of updating this checklist, but you can view last year’s checklist for reference 2021 -2022 Health Form Checklist.

Transportation, Meal Plans and the Extended Day Program 

  • Transportation is provided through school district partnership, AFS vans and SEPTA for additional fees. Students come to AFS from more than 75 zip codes in neighborhoods around the greater Philadelphia area. The AFS Transportation Office is available to help you figure out the best way for your student to safely get to and from school.
  • The Extended Day Program at Abington Friends School is a thoughtful after school care program with options for care and programming from 3 – 6 p.m.
  • AFS partners with CulinArt to provide meal and dining services that are simple, healthy and student-friendly. Dining service and meal plan options will be updated soon.

Academic requirements

Other Helpful Links

Notes about AFS CommunicationsPrivate School in Montgomery County Pennsylvania

We send communications using the contact information that appears on your student’s application. If you do not begin to receive AFS emails after you enroll, please contact the Admission Office.

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Our snow and emergency closing number is 360. Your profile information in the AFS portal will automatically sign you up to receive text alerts for snow closings, delayed openings and other such emergencies. Contact our IT Department with questions. 

Parent to Parent Welcoming Committee

Current AFS parents will be reaching out if they haven’t already.  The New Parent Committee is run similar to a “buddy system” where you are provided a current family partner within the same grade your child is entering. Our families are happy to help new  families navigate the transition to a new school and can answer a variety of your questions.

If you have questions that are not covered here, please contact the Admission Office at 215-576-3950 or your School Division Office and we will find an answer for you:

Upper School:  215-576-3969
Middle School: 215-576-3953
Lower School: 215-576-3960

If you have a suggestion for a topic that should be covered here, email us and let us know.