TeenLife
    Link

    Check Out TeenLife’s Gap Year Guide for 2023!

    Wilmington Friends School

    Details

    • Listing Type: Private Schools
    • Residency: Day
    • Type: Religious, Private
    • Grades Offered: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Country: United States
    • CEEB: 80160
    • IPED: 249715
    • Application Fee: $50
    • Tution Day: $32,760
    • Enrollment: $720
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
    Write a Review

    Overview

    Founded in 1748, Friends is a Quaker, co-ed college preparatory school that serves children from age two through grade 12.

     

    The intellectual tradition of Quakerism is very demanding; its a tradition in which truth is something you have to pursue actively and constantly – you cant memorize it. Students at Friends do have to memorize facts, but they also really have to think. They have to ask good questions; they have to demonstrate that they can think independently, creatively, and cooperatively; and they are asked to be open-minded, always testing ideas against experience and new information. Some people now describe that kind of approach as 21st century education, but its what Friends education is at its very core.