Middle School

Friends Middle School is OPEN!
Friends opened our middle school for the 2016-17 school year on a new campus at 3800 Kalmia Avenue in North Boulder. Currently 6th and 7th graders are enrolled and 8th grade will be added in the fall of 2018. We are thrilled to bring a Friends’ education to young adolescents and offer another option for Boulder area families. 

We invite you to learn more at one of our information sessions. RSVP to spawlina@friendsschoolboulder.org or click on a date below. All info sessions are at our North Campus - 3800 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301.

Nov 6, 6:00pm 
Dec 5, 6:00pm 
Jan 16, 6:00pm 
Feb 7, 6:00pm 
Mar 22, 6:00pm
We know what middle schoolers need: 
  • Opportunities to think abstractly and creatively
  • Strong safe relationships with adults and peers
  • Chances to explore who they are and who they want to become
  • Challenging academics that have meaning and relevance now
  • Support for their growing independence
  • Social and emotional support as they move through adolescence
  • To feel valued and have purpose
  • To be exceptionally well prepared for high school 
What we offer: 
  • A place where positive relationships are foundational to all learning
  • Hands-on learning experiences that integrate curriculum
  • Inquiry-based explorations of compelling concepts and questions
  • Student voice and choice in how we approach learning endeavors
  • Meaningful connections in the community through service and research
  • Enthusiasm for the dynamic nature of middle schoolers
  • Outstanding preparation for the challenges of high school
We embrace the essence of middle schoolers, making Friends Middle School a place where students thrive. Contact Director of Admissions, Melanie Leggett at 303-499-1999 x227 to learn more about your child's future with Friends School.
"Seeing the Friends philosophy applied in middle school is a dream come true. Middle school is a critical period when social skills are being tested and developed and fundamental attitudes about school are forming and changing. What better time for my child to benefit from Friends’ expertise in developing social-emotional skills and nurturing a love of learning?" 
- Elizabeth Henna, Parent

Contact Us

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  • Shelby Pawlina 

    Middle School Director
    (303) 499-1999 x231
    Tufts University in Medford, MA - BA, Child Study
    University of Colorado, Denver, CO - MA, Educational Psychology