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Friends Seminary, the oldest continuously co-educational school in NYC, serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.
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Friends Seminary May 16
Congratulations to the Varsity Golf team for winning the ISAL Championship at Mosholu Golf Course yesterday!
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Friends Seminary May 15
The Varsity Girls Track team captured the ACIS Championship yesterday at Red Hook. Plum ‘22 won the 400m, 800m and 1500m races. The Boys Track team finished 2nd at the ACIS meet. Congratulations to all!
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Friends Seminary May 3
On Tuesday Upper School students traveled to Albany with the members of the Kalief Browder Foundation to join the Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement (CAIC) and other advocates from across the state who are lifting their voices for criminal justice reform.
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Friends Seminary Apr 22
Friends families! Take a step back in time with us as we bring Coney Island to Friends Seminary for the Spring Fair Boardwalk Bash on Saturday, May 4 from 12-4 PM. To learn more and to buy tickets, visit
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Principal Bo Lauder Apr 22
Hallelujah!! The scaffolding that has covered the townhouse facades for years is finally coming down: uniform red bricks, new windows to match the old and a cornice of incredible 19th C workmanship, all restored ⁦
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Friends Seminary Apr 22
Friends thanks Executive Director of the , Drew Smith, for hosting Quakerism 101. Drew lead an insightful discussion on Quaker beliefs and practices and the role of Meeting for Worship for parents, faculty and staff.
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Friends Seminary Apr 19
Today students toured the construction of the townhouses and the future site of the Upper School Commons as the buildings are nearing their final transformation in September 2019!
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Friends Seminary Apr 17
TONIGHT, the Oakes Brothers will lead a lecture in the Meetinghouse from 6:30-7:30 (reception 5:30-6:30). Visit to RSVP and learn more about their residency at Friends.
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Kliment Halsband Architects Apr 11
(Under construction) building located in The Stuyvesant Square Historic District. The neighborhood and building are still a beautiful reminder of a fashionable pre-Civil War era. Before and after images of Friends Seminary’s restored historical cornice.
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Friends Seminary Apr 4
In February, thousands of students across NY State participated in the New York Math League competition, including students from Friends. Today students in Grades 6, 7, and 8 were recognized for their outstanding achievement in the New York Math League. Congratulations to all!
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Friends Seminary Mar 31
Today, we acknowledge the courage of transgender, nonbinary, and gender-noncomforming people who everyday seek a world that ought to be free from gender bias, discrimination, harassment and violence.
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Principal Bo Lauder Mar 15
As a community that abhors violence of all types against any people holds in the Light members of the Muslim community in NZ,victims of the terrorist attacks&all who grieve around the world.We hope for”a world that ought to be”filled with PeaceEquality&Community
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Friends Seminary Mar 14
In honor of Women’s History Month, Friends hosted a panel entitled “Women in Executive Leadership: Choice, Power, and Change” during US assembly. The event lifted up the stories of four pioneering women — all parents at Friends who serve in executive leadership positions.
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Friends Seminary Mar 11
Spirit Day is tomorrow — Tuesday, March 12! Show your School spirit and wear red or your Friends gear in celebration. Today students decorated their special Spirit Day shirts in anticipation. The day will be packed with fun activities, including the All Star Owls Basketball game!
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Friends Seminary Mar 5
Friends is featured in in celebration of the School's 10th anniversary of the Arabic Language and Culture program. Friends is proud to be the only independent school in New York to offer Arabic in Grades 5-12. Learn more:
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Friends Seminary Mar 3
Due to snow in the city and surrounding areas, Friends Seminary is closed on Monday, March 4, 2019. All school events, including after-school events, are cancelled. We anticipate school to reopen on Tuesday, March 5. Visit for updates.
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Friends Seminary Feb 28
is representing Friends Seminary, presenting at the National Association of Independent Schools annual conference this week!
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Friends Seminary Feb 28
Teacher Jane Suntken poses with her students in the play yard outside the Old Schoolhouse in 2001. Jane retired that year after 29 years of teaching at Friends. Jane is one of many faculty members — past and present — with impressively long tenures at the School.
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Friends Seminary Feb 27
Eight members of the Friends Swim Team will compete in the NYSAIS Championship Meet at Lehman College at 4 PM today!
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Friends Seminary Feb 25
On Saturday, more than 150 Lower and Middle schoolers and 75 adults (parents, faculty and staff) participated in Maker Day 2019 at Friends. Maker Day is our annual celebration of STEM and artistic creation!
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