Frequently asked questions
How are people from different religious traditions treated at Greene Street Friends School?
Greene Street Friends School is deeply honored to be chosen by families from many different religious traditions, as well as non-religious traditions. A key aspect of Greene Street's mission is to educate children and families in Quaker values and practices. Quakers also believe there are many paths to spiritual well-being besides the Quaker way, that we must all be open and learn from each other. The School welcomes parents who would like to come into class and share an aspect of their own faith tradition. For example, students may learn a song about Ramadan, share sweet treats for Diwali, fry latkes in class for Hanukkah, or read a story about a shepherd for Christmas. In addition, the School tries to support family observances of religious holidays and other practices.
How is Quakerism taught at GSFS?
Overall, Greene Street's Quaker mission is to create a certain kind of person: someone who is a good student, a caring friend, and a responsible human being --- someone who pays attention to the big and permanent issues of life rather than the little and temporary ones.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Quaker organizations connected to Greene Street Friends.
GREEN STREET MONTHLY MEETING -- The congregation that owns and operates Greene Street Friends School. The congregation's history began on Green Street downtown, which is why the spelling of its name is different from that of the School
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting -- The organization of Quaker Meetings in the tri-state area
Friends general conference -- The national organization of Quaker Meetings
quaker voluntary service - A young adult internship and program
quakerspeak - Interviews about Quaker practices and issues