Category:Friends Select School
The Friends Select School is a college-preparatory, Quaker school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade located at 1651 Benjamin Franklin Parkway at the intersection of Cherry and N. 17th Streets in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With Friends (Quaker) education dating to 1689, Friends Select, which was founded in 1833, has been located on this sire 17th St. since 1885. An adjacent campus building is located across the street at 1700 Race Street (Friends Select @ 1700). The current building, which includes an office building owned by the school, was built in 1967-69. The Race Street Friends Meetinghouse is used by students and faculty for Meeting for Worship each Wednesday. The school is under the aegis of both the Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia at 4th & Arch (held at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House). The school is currently governed by a board of trustees divided equally between the two monthly meetings that oversee the school.