Wilmington Friends School

Wilmington, DE
Contact: (302) 576-2900

Overview

The educational journey at Wilmington Friends culminates with the four years in the upper school. The college preparatory program offers a rigorous curriculum, competitive athletics, highly individualized and professional college guidance and performance opportunities.

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.

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