School Life

Transition to Seventh Grade

Our students savor and we celebrate rites of passage during our students final year at PMFS. Sixth Graders take leadership roles as the oldest on campus. They reflect on the skills and confidence they have gained and how to apply them and use their voices in new environments.

Transitions are an important part of life, though bittersweet. PMFS is committed to facilitating our Sixth Graders and their families in making a smooth transition to Seventh Grade. Whether you consider an independent or public school for your child after Plymouth, we will consult and guide you through the multi-faceted process. While students celebrate, we help plan.

How do we help families make this transition?

  • Individual parent meetings to advise and assist families in determining the best fit for student needs and family culture
  • Group meetings to discuss process, timelines, and forms at independent and public schools
  • Independent school panel at PMFS
  • Teacher recommendations
  • ISEE test, student preparation and hosting at PMFS 
  • Regular check-ins throughout the year with teachers and admin

What do 6th Graders look forward to in their final year?

  • Field Day -- where 6th graders lead cross-grade teams in friendly Maroon vs. Grey competition
  • 6th Grade Production -- where students write, produce, and eventually perform a play, musical, or skits
  • Soon-to-be-Alumni Luncheon -- where 6th graders look into life after Plymouth with advice from current 12th graders.
  • Egg Drop -- where students explore their engineering abilities in protecting an egg from a 2-story fall
  • 6th Grade vs. Faculty Kickball Game -- an annual event for the whole school... we will beat them one of these years
  • Graduation  -- a time to reflect with speeches by each graduate and celebrate with the whole community

Where Do Our Graduates Go After PMFS?

List of 4 items.

  • 65%

  • 17%

  • 9%

    Independent (Non-Quaker)
  • 9%


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  • Quaker

    The majority of our graduates continue on to other Quaker schools. PMFS graduates in recent years have attended Abington Friends, Friends Central, Friends Select, Greene Street Friends, Germantown Friends, and William Penn Charter.
  • Public

    Our graduates successfully move on to local public schools as well as some charter, magnet, and special admission schools.
  • Independent

    Some of our graduates attend non-Quaker independent schools, including Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and religion-based schools.

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