Friends Academy is no longer a Quaker school, though we are proud of our Quaker heritage and retain the name “Friends,” along with a strong tradition of commitment to the importance of the individual child.
Frequently Asked Questions
The school is open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Except for Early Childhood half days and a few special occasions, classes start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:05 p.m. Every Wednesday, classes end at 2:10 p.m. to allow for faculty meetings and professional development. Free supervision is available before school beginning at 7:30 a.m. The Afterschool Program begins at 3:05 and runs until 5:30 p.m.
There is a study hall available for all SBP students from 3:05-4:00. It is proctored by an SBP faculty member who can guide students with their homework if need be. In Middle School, there is also a study hall proctored by faculty members.
Friends Academy runs a fee-based After-School Program for all grades, from the end of the school day until 5:30 p.m. Throughout the school year, enrichment classes are also available for students. A few examples of these offerings include cooking classes, performance workshops, digital arts, woodworking, and sewing. In addition, students in grades six through eight may choose to become members of our competitive athletic teams, which involve practices and games both home and away.
The school’s dress code requires that all students be neat, clean, modestly and appropriately dressed. Our dress code is in place to help maintain a safe, respectful and positive learning environment.
All students bring morning snacks and lunches from home and eat in their homeroom classrooms with their teachers and friends. Each classroom is equipped with a microwave to heat food up. Every week, our Parent Association organizes pizza or subs to be delivered to the school. These lunchtime treats offer families the opportunity to purchase lunches for their children, while raising funds for the Parent Association.
No. Parents and guardians are responsible for providing transportation for their own children to and from school each day. The school is happy, however, to assist with carpool arrangements by providing names and phone numbers of nearby families.