Friends Select School

Friends Select School (HM20SS)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19103 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.362', W 75° 10.059'

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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 nation's 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.
HM NumberHM20SS
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Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485680 N 4422890
Decimal Degrees39.95603333, -75.16765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.362', W 75° 10.059'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 21.72" N, 75° 10' 3.54" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610, 212, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 127-199 N 17th St, Philadelphia PA 19103, US
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