比较希普利高中（The Shipley School） v. 贵格会（Friends’ Central School）
The Shipley School is a top rated, private school located in Bryn Mawr, PA. It has 846 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $36,100 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address：814 Yarrow Street，Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
The Shipley School Rankings
Best Private K-12 Schools in Pennsylvania：8 of 85
Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania：11 of 182
Best College Prep Private High Schools in Pennsylvania： 13 of 179
Friends Central School is a Quaker, independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in Nursery through grade 12. Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, PA, Friends' Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of our students. Guided by our Quaker values, we have been educating for excellence since 1845, inspiring tomorrow's leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging our students to peacefully transform the world.
Address：1101 City Ave，Wynnewood, PA 19096
Friends Central School Rankings
Best Christian High Schools in Pennsylvania：6 of 69
Best Private K-12 Schools in Pennsylvania：13 of 85
Best Private High Schools in Pennsylvania：16 of 182
Friends Central是一所Quaker 贵格学校，源于宗教，虽已淡化，但仍有一定的宗教影响。下面是另一所Quaker学校给家长手册中的简单介绍，也许有一定的参考价值。
Quakerism was founded in the 1650’s by George Fox, who believed in the sanctity of all human life, and who lived his faith by taking direct action to protect and enhance the lives of others. Below are the key principles of Quakerism that emerged from this belief and tradition of action.
These principles are interwoven in the everyday life of Quaker schools:
Friends (Quakers) believe that a measure of the Divine Spirit, or “that of God,” or an “Inner Light” or “Spirit,” resides within every individual. Springing from this conviction, we live with love and respect for all persons and all creation. • Thus, we believe that every human life is sacred and should be treated with equal respect and dignity, and that all conflicts should be settled in a non‐violent and peaceful manner.
Quakers believe that cooperation rather than competition should be the dominant theme in human interactions. This does not mean that Quakers do not compete. However, it does mean that we emphasize good sportsmanship rather than a “win at all cost” approach.
Quakers believe that discerning how to live our life is best done in community with others. • We value simplicity because we feel that a cluttered life can distract us from our connection with others and the Spirit or Inner Light.
We believe that everyone is capable of a direct and personal relationship with God, and we strive to be open to continuing revelation. • We worship in silence in order to be open to this direct divine guidance and a deeper understanding of the world. Participants in Meeting for Worship may feel led by the Spirit to speak out of the silence.
The spirit of Quakerism has deep respect for the religious traditions of each individual, encourages community members to respect differences in cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs, and does not seek to proselytize or convert others. Community members are encouraged to use silent Meeting for Worship as a period for contemplation based on their own religious traditions.
Our philosophy encourages curiosity about the world and the entire universe in which we live. • Quakers believe that, because we all have “that of God within”, a greater Truth is accessible through a process of continuing revelation. This belief led to the practice of posing queries, or deep searching questions, rather than adhering to a credo statement or doctrine. Thus, many Quaker Meetings follow a practice of carefully considering and recording their collective response to a series of queries. By logical extension Quakers have adopted the following principles of teaching and learning: continuous inquiry, reflection, collaboration, service, and respect, with teachers as partners and facilitators in the learning process.
Following long Quaker tradition, we believe in experiential learning that includes both the heart and the mind. We know that nurturing the mind while caring for the heart develops people who are grounded in reality and who possess a strong moral compass.