PLYMOUTH MEETING FRIENDS SCHOOL

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2150 BUTLER PIKE
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA 19462
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Phone: 610-828-2288
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 6th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 6:1
  • Students/Grade: 16.4
  • Number Students: 131
  • Number Teachers: 21
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Sarah Sweeney-denham
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (9 ratings)
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    School Reviews (8 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-17
    "At PMFS kids learn through active discovery and hands-on projects around the beautiful campus. Many projects and assignments are student-driven and teachers value students' individual creative contributions. There is a strong emphasis and social and emotional development here, with dedicated time for teaching interpersonal skills and resolving conflict among classmates. In addition to a solid academic foundation, at every grade level the curriculum involves fostering more independence and responsibility in the children, starting in first grade with an overnight camping trip. My son was nervous about the trip, but once the class planned and prepared their meals, shared their fears, and learned about the experience from older students, he was ready to go. Students then build on this initial growth experience by meeting greater challenges each year, culminating in a 2-week trip to Mexico in 5th grade. The school lets kids be kids--through their emphasis on creative expression and discovery--while challenging them personally and supporting them to meet those challenges. Can 4th graders put on a circus? Are 5th graders ready to travel to Mexico? At this school, absolutely."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-13
    "As a parent, I love that my child has been learning creative problem solving skills at PMFS. Math, for example, is about more than just learning to do calculations. They learn how numbers work, and apply critical thinking skills to real world situations. My child absolutely loves school now, because he has learned how to enjoy learning. There's also an emphasis on learning how to work collaboratively with others, rather than on just sitting quietly and doing independent work (though they do that some too). This has worked especially well for my child, who has is generally shy, and has developed a wonderful self confidence at Plymouth. I have talked to admissions people in other area schools about how students from Plymouth do in their schools. They all told me that Plymouth kids do very well, both academically and socially. One person told me that Plymouth kids tend to become class leaders at their school. Finally, our experience as a family at Plymouth has been fantastic. Everyone that works there is open, friendly and accessible. I particularly love the new Head, Sarah Sweeney Denham."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-12
    "As a parent, I love that my child has been learning creative problem solving skills at PMFS. Math, for example, is about more than just learning to do calculations. They learn how numbers work, and apply critical thinking skills to real world situations. My child absolutely loves school now, because he has learned how to enjoy learning. There's also an emphasis on learning how to work collaboratively with others, rather than on just sitting quietly and doing independent work (though they do that some too). This has worked especially well for my child, who has is generally shy, and has developed a wonderful self confidence at Plymouth. I have talked to admissions people in other area schools about how students from Plymouth do in their schools. They all told me that Plymouth kids do very well, both academically and socially. One person told me that Plymouth kids tend to become class leaders at their school. Finally, our experience as a family at Plymouth has been fantastic. Everyone that works there is open, friendly and accessible. When the head changed, the whole community was engaged in the process. The whole family really ends up feeling a part of the community."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-23
    "Plymouth Meeting Friends School has been a very positive force in the lives of both of our kids as well as in our family as a whole. At PMFS, our kids have encountered dedicated, inspired teachers and curious, caring classmates. They have developed a love of learning and of school. We have encountered a tight community of diverse families whose values are aligned with ours and developed lasting friendships. At PMFS, both of our kids have had the experience of being known, both as students and as members of a community. They have had opportunities to shine academically and creatively. When our older child graduated from PMFS and moved on to another Friends school, we were truly impressed by how well PMFS had prepared him, both socially and academically. He has used skills he acquired at PMFS to thrive in the classroom and has continued to make friends with good, smart kids like the friends he knew at PMFS. We are grateful for the role PMFS has played in all of our lives."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-10
    "We took our child out of PMFS at the end of last year and wish we had done it a year sooner. It was a wonderful place for a while, but in retrospect we realize that when the first of two top poistions exited, so did everything we liked about the administration of the school. There are some (SOME) WONDERFUL and dedicated teachers who are not supported by leadership and instead politics and outside agendas prevail. Please understand that the kids and some of the teachers are amazing and we miss all that is great there, but the good no longer outweighed the bad for us. I urge parents to be more vocal and open in questioning what you see---don't hand anyone your blind faith when you hand over your children. We learned that the hard way! Perhaps the winds of change will blow back in the right direction again. We just couldn't hang around and hope for the best. We are so happy to see (this year) our child regain a love for learning that was lost after a bad year at PMFS. I am curious to see if this review and the negative review also posted today is allowed to remain. Any negative reviews of this school keep magically disappearing..."
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