Friends Seminary

  • NY


222 East 16th Street
New York
United States

About Us

Friends Seminary educates students from Kindergarten through Grade 12, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light—that of God in every person. Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be. *