Annual Fall Gathering

For Friends School Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary member schools.

This year marks the final year in the long, Friends School careers of Darryl FordDebbie ZlotowitzWaman FrenchEdward Marshall, and Brenda Esch. Please join us as the share with us their thoughts on why does Quaker education matter to your school population and the world? Our time together will also include connecting with each other, lunch with the Friends Council board of directors and staff, affinity group discussions, and hot topics. 

For Heads new to their Friends School Headship

THURSDAY, October 27
10:00 -12noon
New Heads Panel with Rich Nourie, Abington Friends School and Margaret Haviland, Westfield Friends School.


For new & seasoned Friends School Heads

THURSDAY, October 27

12 noon
Lunch with Friends Council Board

1 – 2:30
Affinity Groups Discussions

  •  Heads of Color
  • New  to Friends School Headship (continued)
  • Early Childhood Heads
  • Financial Stability

Sharing insights and discovery from Affinity group discussions

Break, hotel check-in, relaxation

Shuttle Bus to William Penn Charter School for evening session

Dinner/Reception and Program at Penn Charter 

Goodnights & Shuttle Bus back to hotel


FRIDAY, October 28

Gather Breakfast/Snacks & Settling

Friends Council business

Affinity Group Discussion by school size




October 27 & 28, 2022
Thursday - Friday, 12noon to 12noon
Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch Street, Philadelphia


$150 pp [incl programs & meals]
Financial assistance available.

If you attended the Spring 2022 Annual Meeting & Heads gathering: 
We have your vaccination card on file.

If you did not attend in Spring 2022:
Emailed Vaccination Card Required for in-person participation.

If you still need a hotel room please contact us.

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
400 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
$179 per night + Tax [Double & King]
Reservation deadline: Sept. 25. 2022
Parking available in the Meeting House parking lot.

Weekly Virtual Gatherings for Heads of School