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Greene Street Friends School
5511 Greene St
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 438-7005
private | PK-8
County: Philadelphia


  School Head OfficialYear
Dr Edward Marshall2007
12/1/2010parentThe school officials provided some supports for my child who has ADHD but when I read the review that his teacher provided to his potential new school (which is geared toward ADHD and language based disorders), I was floored! This "nice woman" basically said my child was both psychotic and out of a randomized sample of 100 children she rated him as the most bizarre child she had ever met. She never conveyed any of this to me personally in our numerous conferences and contacts. Rather, she chose to undermine my child's chances for a quality education elsewhere, covertly. Beware!
11/7/2010parentOur child has "special needs" and the school has worked with us to get appropriate emotional and academic support. Because the school is small and private, it doesn't have the resources to provide a full panoply of special education services. Thankfully our needs have been manageable because this is a terrific school. The quality of instruction, the emphasis on developping social skills and an ethic of peace and mutual respect, and the warmth and kindness that permeate are a blessing. I don't discount the experiences of the reviewer who felt the school was inappropriate for their special needs child. Every kid is different. The student who felt the school had too many cliques is relating his or her experience. It hasn't been ours. Except the bit about parent cliques. They exist, but the vast majority of families are wonderful.
6/10/2010parentGreene Street is not the appropriate school for children who have any type of special needs. We were impressed by the "diverse" culture of the school but once our child became a member of its learning community we found that the school was not as diverse as we thought. Beware of false advertisement!
5/21/2010parentGreene Street creates a wonderful & inclusive learning experience for the students. And a strong foundation for there future. It's a community within a community!!!!
5/8/2010studentThey don't deal with the social stuff well especially during recess and lunch. Too many qliques for such a small scholl some run by parents!
5/18/2009parentGreene Street is a wonderful, diverse school. They value the whole child and spend time developing social skills as well as academic skills. The faculty does a wonderful job of differentiating for different children's learning styles. When students graduate, they leave as confident people rooted in strong values who value diversity and have a strong sense of ownership over their own learning. I love this school!
9/9/2006parentI am really impressed with the level of communication and commitment exhibited by the staff and faculty. I don't think I could have made a better choice for my child.
9/26/2005parentGSFS offers the greatest nurtusing environment for your child next to being at home. In addition,the great academic support and parental involvement is overwhelming. It was the best six years of my childs educational life.
6/3/2005parentThis is a great school. The teachers are really open to talk with fathers and help on kids education. In average we are really happy with this school and the personnel on it.

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