Breaking News: Friends Select Announces School Closure Beginning Next Week

In an email sent to the community on Monday evening, Head of School Michael Gary announced that all Upper School students will transition full-time to iSelectLearning on Monday, November 16th. 

This decision was not made in response to COVID-19 cases in the community, but instead a proactive measure against rising COVID-19 transmission in Philadelphia. 

The announcement did not mention a specific return date for students, but indicated that in-person school will resume when Philadelphia sees a decline in COVID-19 cases. 

Middle and Lower school students will transition to iSelectLearning on Tuesday, November 17th. For the time being, Pre-K students will remain in-person.

Coincidentally, this is the second time in 2020 that Friends Select has transitioned to online learning directly after a Friday the 13th, with the first instance coming in March.