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 Marie Knapp at or (215) 538-1733
  2. Come to one of our school events or Open Houses.
  3. Arrange with Marie 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

Marie Knapp (, Director of Admission
(215) 538-1733

Marie has been our Director of Admissions since 2004 and came to UFS in 1997 as a parent and then as a classroom aide.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Guilford College, a Quaker college. Marie has a deep understanding of and passion for sharing exactly what the school has to offer.  Please contact Marie with any and all of your admission questions.

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