Educating the head, hand & heart
Welcome to Friends School, where students are honored and valued for their strengths and encouraged and supported to become their best selves. Our head-hand-heart approach ensures that we help our students develop the skills and nurture the passions that allow them to have a positive impact on the world.
As you explore our website you will learn about our preschool, elementary and middle school curriculum and our approach to instruction. At Friends we know that learning requires taking risks and that risk-taking requires a combination of skill, confidence, and trust. Our knowledgeable and talented faculty and staff create classroom environments tailored for each age and stage of development, that are ideal for exploration, practice, and developing the competencies needed for success.
Joining Friends School means joining a community of learners. Our Teacher Preparation Program helps to ensure that we continuously engage in discourse on current research, trends in education. We welcome our families to explore, learn and grow as we partner in educating the adults of the future.
Learning in our school is joyfully challenging, we are developing the thinkers and doers of tomorrow guided by our vision statement: Making the world better by challenging minds, nurturing spirits and honoring individuality. I encourage you to visit our campuses in person to learn more about our unique program and to experience the spirit of our school.
Honor D. Taft
Head of School
Friends School is governed by an elected Community Board comprised of parents, parents of alumni students, the Head of School, teachers, program directors, and community members who act as ambassadors to our school.
Why Choose Friends School?
- Friends values all learners
- Each student is met according to their learning style
- Small class sizes allow for individualized attention
- Rich academics and exceptional social emotional curriculum prepare our students for any futures
- Our graduates leave Friends as thoughtful, kind, genuine, self-advocating, confident, and empathetic citizens