Shaping Young Lives

Welcoming all faiths and practices, Phoenix Friends School offers a learning environment in the tradition of prominent Quaker-led academies.

Opening Fall 2023 for grades five and six.

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New Independent School in Phoenix

Opening in fall 2023, Phoenix Friends School is an independent school arising from the faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends (also called Friends or Quakers) and built upon high standards that have long made Friends schools exceptional. In fact, many recent presidents have selected Friends Schools for their children. Quaker education pairs academic rigor with values-based learning while developing capacities in service, learning through inquiry and reflection, and conflict resolution through respect and listening. Students at a Friends school engage with the arts, science, coding and robotics, take part in hands-on service learning projects, are encouraged toward a healthy and active lifestyle, and develop deep connections with each other and the wider world.

All faiths and all practices are welcome. We are seekers. We are an inclusive school that values and embraces the diversity of cultures and religion. In fact, at Friends Schools the majority of students are approximately 95% other faith based and 5% Friends or Quaker.

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The City Is Our Classroom

Learning is not a cloistered activity. Beyond our classroom walls and the schoolyard are cultural and scientific institutions with abundant resources for project-based learning, team study, and hands-on activities. At the Phoenix Friends School most instruction and discussion will take place within the school building. However, PFS is designed to operate in the greater community and to take our students into partner institutions for experiences that complement and expand our in-school curriculum.


Our Mission

Drawing on Quaker values and educational best practices, we nurture the innate goodness, desire to learn, and special gifts in all of us. Our vibrant curriculum engages young minds through project-based experiences in the classroom and the community. Making meaningful connections across subjects from the sciences to the arts, we encourage the deep learning, skills, and understanding needed to thrive in middle school, high school, and beyond.

Universal and Timeless Principles

Quakers believe in strong encouragement of the individual. Each person has the capacity to be good, the ability to see the Light of God, and the ability to put that truth to good use. Thus, Quakers provide an exceptional and unique learning environment. Students who graduate from a Quaker school walk away with a strong sense of social understanding, skills to deal with adversity, peaceful conflict resolution, respect for others, and a strong sense of self-worth so that they have the power needed to succeed.


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