Online Application

Thank you for considering United Friends School as a learning community for your child and family.  As you look for the perfect school for your child, know that you have already taken a huge step in providing the best by considering an independent school.  UFS nurtures a progressive learning environment rich in academics, community, and Quaker values.  We invite you and your child to come to the school to get a real sense of the vibrancy and joy present daily in our classrooms.

Next Steps

  1. Book a Private Tour by contacting Admission Director Sarai Nieves at or (215) 538-1733
  2. Come to one of our school events or Open Houses.
  3. Arrange with Sarai to talk to a current parent.

Buddy Family Program

Created to welcome new students and ease their transition into the United Friends School family, the Buddy Family Program pairs a current student and his/her family with a new, incoming student and his/her family. We try to match families whose children are close in age and/or families who live relatively close to one another. Often, buddy families form lifelong bonds.

Our Admission Office

Sarai Nieves (, Director of Admission
(215) 538-1733

Sarai taught at Brooklyn Friends, Bank Street, and Beginning with Children Charter School. Before becoming the Director of Admission, Sarai was the kindergarten teacher at UFS. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and has done doctoral work in curriculum and teaching with an interest in early childhood, urban education and multiculturalism. Sarai has a deep understanding of and passion for sharing exactly what the school has to offer.  Please contact Sarai with any and all of your admission questions.

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