The outdoors is an integral part of the Friends Academy experience – from daily recess to outdoor classes to interscholastic athletics. Take a look at our campus map to explore the trails, fields, and more.
“We love the trails because we like to be outdoors, explore nature, and walk to the Stone Bridge.”
Max & Patrick, fourth grade
Every student has recess twice per day, when they can run and play on fields, playgrounds, and outdoor basketball courts.
Walks in the Woods
Students, teachers, and staff often take hikes in the woods along a mile of wooded trails and boardwalks.
Science Experiments and Investigations
Science classes use campus as a natural laboratory for bird surveys, vernal pool explorations, and river water sampling.
Learning in the Outdoors
Beyond science, classes including art, literature, and PE frequently head outside for their studies – whether that’s collecting natural materials, group read-alouds in the grass, or soccer games on the upper field.
All students spend some time working in the campus garden, where they help to grow and maintain vegetables to donate to local food pantries.
Two Fields for Team Sports
Students, campers, and outside sports groups use the upper and lower athletic fields for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, and more.
High and Low Ropes Courses
Deeper in the woods lie a low ropes course and a high ropes course. Both are used by students as well as outside groups for team building activities.
Paskamanset River Edge
The Paskamanset River weaves along the campus’ northern edge, offering a variety of natural features for students to learn about science and the environment.