Sally Borden School
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Friends Opens Doors for “Welcome Wednesday”

May 01, 2017

Join Friends Academy faculty and students for Welcome Wednesday, May 17 from 8:00 to 11:00, and visit in classrooms to experience how Friends Academy builds student potential and passion. Katherine Gaudet, Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Community Engagement explained, “We wanted an event where prospective parents could feel the value of a Friends’ education. By inviting visitors right into classrooms, they can better appreciate and understand who we are and what we do.”

Visitors will be able to engage in a variety of activities. They can participate in an All School Meeting with performances and presentations. They will be able to see students designing houses in a Middle School math class or attend a Lower School language arts class. Visitors will also explore Friends’ grounds during a Middle School science class to examine the wonder of a vernal pool. They can check out the beehives and join students in the organic garden. Art, music and Latin/Spanish classes will be available as well as all grade levels represented PK- 8.

Visitors can join the Sally Borden Program classes which provide a unique educational opportunity for children with language-based learning differences.  Offerings will include an Orton-Gillingham lesson and a session of Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension or Seeing Stars. Join a science or math lesson.

In the words of Head of School Steve Barker, “Friends Academy graduates are extremely well prepared for the challenges of high school and beyond. Come see how our teachers provide academic vigor while inspiring authentic confidence in our students.”

Tours will be given throughout the morning by current parents who will also be available to answer questions.

Founded in 1810, Friends Academy is an independent, non-profit day school, serving boys and girls in PK-8th grades. For more information call Katherine Gaudet, Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Community Engagement, at 508-999-1356.

Visiting Opportunities

We offer a variety of opportunities for new families and students to visit and see what makes Friends Academy an extraordinary school:

  • Admissions Open Houses: These family-oriented events allow you to take a student-led tour of the school, speak in-depth to teachers and administrators about our curricular/arts/athletic programs, learn more about the Sally Borden Program for students with language-based learning differences, and chat with current students and parents about their own personal experiences at Friends.        

Sunday, February 12, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

For more information, call us at 508-999-1356 ext. 1143

  • Individualized Tours: We understand the needs of busy families, and encourage you to contact Admissions to arrange a day and time during the school week that suits your own personal schedule. Walk ins are also welcome.
  • Student Visit Days: As part of the application process, students are expected to spend time in classes so we can get to know them better. Please refer to the Admission Process page here for more information.

If you have questions or would like to schedule a visit please call 508-999-1356, ext. 1122, or send an email to Katherine Gaudet, Assistant Head of School for Admissions and Community Engagement, at



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