Consider a Quaker education at Abington Friends School (AFS) for your student this year. AFS has a distinctive academic program that incorporates learning through experience and play unlike any other school. Learning at AFS does not happen only within the classroom. As a member of the Independent School Experiential Education Network, AFS teachers engage students through a cycle of direct experience, reflection, analysis and experimentation in the world and the outdoors. In fact, AFS is home to the first Pennsylvania certified nature explore classroom.
At AFS, your child will start or continue their school career with classmates who have a wealth of backgrounds and interests. They will be immersed in the Spanish culture in language class each week and have many opportunities to share their own life stories. This is key for children to understand ideas from multiple perspectives and to share their own thoughts and contributions to a community at a very young age. At AFS, teachers truly know each student and are able to personalize their approach to each learner to bring out the best in each child.
Students are learning traditional academics through non-traditional pedagogy. Project-based learning encourages students to take a more in-depth look into their own love of learning and personal growth. AFS values the heart and individuality of each student as much as their intellect. AFS is providing students the tools and skills to think creatively, be strong, use resilience and problem solve with their mind and heart. At Quaker meeting for worship each week, students participate in the tradition of reflective silence in the Meeting House. However, the silence is sometimes broken with complimentary activities such as singing songs, sharing joys and concerns, welcome and introductions, and announcements initiated and led by our students.
Register for a tour and you can see our Lower School classes in action, take a climb on our playgrounds, observe our teachers, view our campus and arboretum, meet with an admission counselor and learn about how our young students have the freedom to flourish in and for a changing world. AFS is currently accepting applications for all grades for the 2018-2019 school year.
Attend the last Open House of this academic school year on Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m.
Abington Friends School
575 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA 19046