Since the gathering of their first communities in the seventeenth century, members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, have been wary of creeds or other prescribed declarations of faith. However, individual Friends, as well as small groups of Friends and Friends’ Meetings, have issued written statements of their beliefs (testimonies), as well as guidance and advice about ways of being and acting in the world. These expressions of “faith and practice” are living documents, open to revision as Friends engage in the continuing search for truth. This first edition of the Friends Seminary Faith & Practice was prepared with input from faculty, school committee, parents and students and approved by the Friends Seminary School Committee in April, 2012. Friends Seminary Faith & Practice is at once a reflection of our present reality and an expression of our aspirations as an educational community informed by Quaker values.