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A School Where Children Feel Known, Engaged, and Challenged

Students at Friends Academy build a strong educational foundation through academics, community, respect for differences, responsible citizenship, and a sense of well-being — setting them up for a lifetime of learning and growth.

Ages 3 & 4

Early Childhood

Our youngest students grow, learn, and thrive through play and exploration, particularly outdoors.

Kindergarten – Grade 5

Lower School

Small classes and hands-on projects build knowledge, develop close relationships, and inspire students.

Grade 6 – Grade 8

Middle School

Shaping students into leaders as they learn, mature, and build confidence and independence for secondary school and beyond.

Grade 3 – Grade 8

Sally Borden Program

A “school within a school” for students with language-based learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

Interested in Friends Academy?

Join Us For a Welcome Wednesday in 2024!

Our final open house on April 24 from 8-9:15am is a chance for you to catch a glimpse of school in action, take a brief tour, and meet school leaders and fellow parents/guardians.

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  • A teacher works with Middle School students in a classroom.

    Why Choose Friends?

    “Friends has entirely increased the quality of life for our family because of the environment it gives our children. In our opinion, it is unparalleled.”

    Parents of a Lower School and a Middle School student
  • A student holding up a beaker in science class.

    Why Choose Friends?

    “[Friends] has shown my son the joy of education. He no longer fights me to go to school. He no longer expresses frustration with learning. He is excited to come every day.”

    Parent of a first grade student
  • Students point with excitement at an object in science class.

    Why Choose Friends?

    “Our daughter truly feels at home here at FA. She is always glowing with excitement. It’s such a nice feeling as a parent to know she is thriving and comfortable everyday.”

    Parent of a second grade student
  • Two Lower School students read a book together.

    Why Choose Friends?

    “We love FA for inspiring wonder and kindness! Our children are starting their lives, emotionally and academically, on the right foot. We are forever grateful.”

    Parents of three Lower School students
  • Teacher sitting with student while looking at laptop.

    Why Choose Friends?

    “[I have] peace of mind knowing that my child is being taught by a person who is not only invested in the community, but who is invested in the best outcome for my child.”

    Parent of a Sally Borden Program student
  • Early Childhood students sit in the audience at All-School Meeting.

    Why Choose Friends?

    “We are so grateful to be part of a school where kindness and inclusion are encouraged and celebrated.”

    Parents of two Lower School students

What Students and Staff Say About FA

Why do our students, faculty, and staff love Friends Academy? Here’s what some of them had to say!

News & Stories

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News

September 28, 2023

Renovated Middle School Building Reopens to Students

After a summer-long interior renovation, Middle School students and faculty returned to the Stites Building yesterday.
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Heads Up

February 26, 2024

Heads Up: Evolving How We Teach Mathematics

A new math curriculum will not be much of a change in content, but rather an improvement in consistency and learning methods.
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Heads Up

January 22, 2024

Heads Up: A Continuous Commitment to Improvement

As the Head of School, I am perhaps proudest of our students and teachers for committing to improvement. We see this every day in small and large ways.
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Events

November 27, 2023

Fifth and Sixth Graders Fly High in “Peter Pan, Jr.”

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Peter Pan, Jr. on three wonderful performances! Watch the full evening show.