Media-Providence Friends School

125 W 3rd St, Media, PA 19063

Quaker principles and processes are an integral part of the program at this Delaware County elementary school, which serves a diverse student body that reflects the surrounding area. In 1908, the school enrolled children from several Doukhobor families that came to the US to escape religious persecution in Russia. Decades later, MPFS became the first independent school in the area to integrate upon its acceptance of an African-American pupil in 1937. In a small-class setting, MPFS provides a strong foundation in reading, writing and math that also prepares boys and girls for course work in science, social studies, Spanish and the arts. The school integrates subjects whenever possible, thereby teaching children that knowledge is interconnected. Within the context of the program, instructors accommodate differences in learning rates and styles as students advance from the mastery of basic skills to higher-order thinking. Eighth graders take a culminating trip to New Mexico that integrates art, science, social studies and Spanish in the culture of another locale.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory, General Academic
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address125 W 3rd St, Media, PA 19063
Year Established1876
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationReligious Society of Friends
AdministratorEarl Sissell
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment155
Day Students155
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