Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone. Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging and creative academic program to a diverse student body. Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.

PMFS contributed to my open-minded thinking, acceptance of all others, sense of service, promotion of non-violence and peaceful mediation. I developed fundamental academic skills at Plymouth, including always questioning things!

—PMFS Alum

Since its founding in 1780, Plymouth Meeting Friends School has been under the care of the Plymouth Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). PMFS is an incorporated, not-for-profit school whose Trustees (School Committee) are responsible for the strategic oversight of the School. Trustees are nominated by the Committee on Trusteeship and brought to the Meeting and to School Committee for approval. The School Committee is composed of up to twenty-two trustees, along with three ex-officio members consisting of the Head of School, a faculty representative, and the Co-Clerks of PTO. Of the trustees, preference for selection is given to Plymouth Monthly Meeting members and attenders, and then to other Quakers. Up to ten trustees may be selected from outside of the Religious Society of Friends.

The School Committee is responsible for appointing the Head of School, setting policies and guidelines of operation, carrying out the purpose of the corporation and the School’s educational philosophy, maintaining the stability of the school through fiduciary responsibility, stewardship of the physical plant, oversight of financial assets, leadership for development, and leadership for strategic planning.

PMFS School Committee 2019-20

Rob Cope, Clerk (read his bio in this newsletter)
John Gilliland, Assistant Clerk (read his bio in this newsletter)
Fran Blackstone
Michael Clarke (read his bio in this newsletter)
Carol Coffin (read her bio in this newsletter)
Ali Conlon(read her bio in this newsletter)
Carol Corson (read her bio in this newsletter)
Marialice Dancy (read her bio in this newsletter)
Dan Heider (read his bio in this newsletter)
Fran Johnston, Assistant Clerk (read her bio in this newsletter)
Jessica Lember (read her bio in this newsletter)
Jeff Markovitz, Treasurer (read his bio in this newsletter)
Melissa McDonald Lide (read her bio in this newsletter)
Trina Berk, PTO Co-Clerk (ex officio)
Brenda Crawley, Head of School (ex officio)
Ralph Henninger (ex officio)
Courtney Singer, Faculty Representative (ex officio)