ABINGTON FRIENDS SCHOOL

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575 WASHINGTON LN
JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
School Information
  • School Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 10:1
  • Students/Grade: 39.3
  • Number Students: 550
  • Number Teachers: 55
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Andrea Emmons
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (525 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (19 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "The school is wonderful. There are so many things I love about this school. Almost everyone is friends with everyone, and we really are just a family that loves each other. The overall feel and vibe to the school is just inspiring and positive. Coming to AFS was the best decision I've ever made and has really changed me for the better. However, I don't like how they give scholarships and financial aid to people who disrespect the school so much. They also favor the basketball team, so they get away with a lot. They also don't give harsh enough punishments in my opinion. They let people get away with a lot before expelling them, and they keep a lot of toxic people in the school, which makes it unenjoyable sometimes. The school focuses on seeing the light in everyone, and while that can be good, it sometimes interferes with other student's learning. Aside from the icky people, the school is wonderful. We all enjoy lunch together, and never sit in the same place everyday. We feel free to speak our mind and be creative. We have a lot of time to enjoy each other's company, and we often want to just be with each other, playing gaga or four square after lunch. When the weather gets warm, everyone is outside eating lunch or playing games. It's really beautiful in the spring time. The faculty and staff really support the students, and it's a great environment to learn in. I'm really passionate about this school, and I really love it. I really wish everyone could have the opportunity to enjoy this school as I have. You truly feel like you're special and accomplished. This really is a place where you're not afraid to be yourself."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "The teachers are amazing; I have been challenged and supported my entire career. The Upper School Dean of Students and the Acting Head of the Upper School are not good. They let students get away with not doing work and cheating with no punishment. They also only care about certain kids."
    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "I think sometimes AFS tries to be too diverse and it can hurt the quality of the environment."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "The teachers at Abington Friends School are amazing. There is really only one teacher who is a little hard to approach, but the rest are really friendly. The teachers are easy to talk to, engaging, and passionate. I have nothing but great things to say about the community. The teachers will always be there for you, whether as a teacher or as a friend. I have strong friendships with my teachers and will always remember the impact they had on me. Especially my math teacher who helped me really understand the subject that I had always previously struggled in until this year. I never understood math, but his jokes, slow pace, student involvement, and engaging voice helped me learn and take notes. I have received a 100.16% on my semester grade, 100% on my midterm, and a 100% on every quiz/test I've taken except for one where I received a 99% and one where I received a 102%. This is by far the best school with the most amazing teachers out there."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-02-01
    "The teachers are great but over the past few years the best ones have either left or retired. The acting head and dean of students of the Upper School like teachers who are nice to students and are forgiving to students no matter what the students do. There are still great teachers there but many will be leaving this year too. For some reason, good teachers don't seem to want to stay at this school. I wonder why."
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