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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.

Registration Open!

Join Us for 2024 Summer Programs

Summer Programs run for eight weeks (Monday, June 24 to Friday, August 16). We offer high-quality traditional camps and specialty programs for children ages 3-15 in a safe, supportive environment. Whether your child is a Friends Academy student or not, they are welcome here!

Register for Summer Programs
  • 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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April 12, 2024

Middle School Building Formally Rededicated to Clay V. Stites

Watch the new film connecting Stites’ spirit and legacy with Friends Academy today and the 2023 renovation of the Middle School.


June 13, 2024

31 Students Graduate in Class of 2024

Students in the Class of 2024, hailing from 14 towns, will attend 17 different independent, public, and parochial high schools across four states.


April 8, 2024

Students Experience 2024 Solar Eclipse

Friends got to experience a 93% solar eclipse right from our campus! The entire school gathered outdoors in the afternoon to witness the start of the eclipse.