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Philadelphia, PA
Students enrolled: 264

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5511 Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 438-7000
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January 04, 2014
I absolutely love this school for my son and he loves it too! The staff is friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2013
I spent my elementary school years at Greene Street Friends back in the late 1950's thru the early 1960's. The best experience in my entire life. I will always cherish the many fond memories from my time at GSF. My education at Greene Street had a positive and lasting impact on whom I am and my approach and attitudes. Thank you to everyone and keep up the great work.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2013
This the best school I have ever enrolled, I have learned so much through out the years of being there. I truly loved this school, and I am pretty sure everyone else who has step foot through the doors of this school has to.

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
I am a parent and a grand parent, so my opinion spans 40 years with this school. I love this school but that's because my priorities and this school's intentions are very closely matched Because it is a Quaker school, it does a great job of teaching tolerance, peace awareness, self-reflection and compassion. The standards are high and the curriculum is inventive and well coordinated. Some teachers are truly exceptional, no teacher is bored or sadistic, and all teachers are better than competent. Most parents are friendly and you meet a lot of interesting people on the play ground. You will like the children your child chooses for friends. Unlike some other Quaker schools, Greene Street is neither expensive nor elitist. it is important to know when considering this school that it is not designed for children with exceptional educational needs - at both ends of the spectrum. Because the school is small, it can be more adaptive than a public school. However it does not have the resources of a public school or a more expensive private school.

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2010
The school officials provided some supports for my child who has ADHD but when I read the review that his teacher provided to his potential new school (which is geared toward ADHD and language based disorders), I was floored! This "nice woman" basically said my child was both psychotic and out of a randomized sample of 100 children she rated him as the most bizarre child she had ever met. She never conveyed any of this to me personally in our numerous conferences and contacts. Rather, she chose to undermine my child's chances for a quality education elsewhere, covertly. Beware!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
Our child has "special needs" and the school has worked with us to get appropriate emotional and academic support. Because the school is small and private, it doesn't have the resources to provide a full panoply of special education services. Thankfully our needs have been manageable because this is a terrific school. The quality of instruction, the emphasis on developping social skills and an ethic of peace and mutual respect, and the warmth and kindness that permeate are a blessing. I don't discount the experiences of the reviewer who felt the school was inappropriate for their special needs child. Every kid is different. The student who felt the school had too many cliques is relating his or her experience. It hasn't been ours. Except the bit about parent cliques. They exist, but the vast majority of families are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2010
Greene Street is not the appropriate school for children who have any type of special needs. We were impressed by the "diverse" culture of the school but once our child became a member of its learning community we found that the school was not as diverse as we thought. Beware of false advertisement!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2010
Greene Street creates a wonderful & inclusive learning experience for the students. And a strong foundation for there future. It's a community within a community!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
They don't deal with the social stuff well especially during recess and lunch. Too many qliques for such a small scholl some run by parents!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 18, 2009
Greene Street is a wonderful, diverse school. They value the whole child and spend time developing social skills as well as academic skills. The faculty does a wonderful job of differentiating for different children's learning styles. When students graduate, they leave as confident people rooted in strong values who value diversity and have a strong sense of ownership over their own learning. I love this school!

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May 02, 2009
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January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2006
I am really impressed with the level of communication and commitment exhibited by the staff and faculty. I don't think I could have made a better choice for my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2005
GSFS offers the greatest nurtusing environment for your child next to being at home. In addition,the great academic support and parental involvement is overwhelming. It was the best six years of my childs educational life.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2005
This is a great school. The teachers are really open to talk with fathers and help on kids education. In average we are really happy with this school and the personnel on it.

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March 10, 2005
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Greene Street Friends School
5511 Greene Street, Philadelphia, PA  19144
(215) 438-7000
Last modified Greene Street Friends School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Greene Street Friends School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top