Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Friends Select School
Parkway Museums District
Friends Select School provides a strong, academic education to elementary and secondary school-aged children. Overseen by two Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), the school traces its roots to the founding of the nationís first Friends school in 1689. It has existed as Friends Select since 1833, and at this location since 1885.
The word “select” in the name dates back to 1827, when Orthodox Quakers in Philadelphia created schools that would “select” and educate only Quaker children. Friends Select abandoned this practice in the 1870s, and today welcomes children without regard to religion, nationality or ethnicity.
Erected by the Parkway Council Foundation.
Location. 39° 57.362′ N, 75° 10.059′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Benjamin Franklin Parkway and N 17th Street, on the right when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Power And Politics (a few steps from this marker); Three Disks, One Lacking (within shouting distance Kopernik (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Green Spaces, Fresh Air (about 500 feet away); General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (about 500 feet away); Making The City Beautiful (about 700 feet away); Sister Cities Park (about 700 feet away); Civilian Public Service (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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