Friends Academy

270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560-0115
Tel: (516)676-0393
Grades: NS-12 | 776 students
Founded in 1876 by Gideon Frost for "the children of Friends and those similarly sentimented," Friends Academy is a Quaker, coeducational, independent, college preparatory school serving students from age three through the twelfth grade.
No other school on Long Island offers all of this: 140 years of experience A proven, rigorous curriculum Amazing facilities and a beautiful 65-acre campus Diverse and talented student body Distinguished and experienced faculty After-school Enrichment Outstanding Arts program and championship Sports teams that compete in the Nassau County public school league.

Upcoming Events and News

  • FA presents Fourth Day Honors - 07/29/2016 - Upper School celebrates academic, athletic and all-around achievements.
  • Parenting and Technology: How do I manage screen time with my children? - 07/29/2016 - The Quaker idea that children are "growing into goodness" is a good place to start thinking about parenting a place of optimism and hope.
  • FA World Language winners - 07/29/2016 - Twenty-three students earned gold (at or above the 95th percentile), 33 silver (from 85th through 94th percentiles) and 26 bronze (from 75th through 84th percentiles) in varying levels from introductory to AP.
  • FA announces new Head of School - Andrea Kelly - 07/29/2016 - Assistant Head of The Packer Collegiate Institute Andrea Kelly will become Friends Academy`s next Head of School and the first woman to lead the 140-year Quaker co-educational independent school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1876

Student Body

Total Students 776 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Friends Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 17 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Calculus I (BC), AP Calculus II (BC), AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environ. Science, AP European History, AP French V, AP Latin V, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Spanish V, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - Draw, AP US Government, AP US History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
21%
Admissions Director Nina Waechter
Admissions Associate Elizabeth Holmes

Sports

Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCrew,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Jazz Band, Lego League, Robotics Club, Yearbook Staff Jazz Band, Lego League, Robotics Club, Yearbook Staff,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1876 by Gideon Frost for "the children of Friends and those similarly sentimented," Friends Academy is a Quaker, coeducational, independent, college preparatory school serving students from age three through the twelfth grade. The school's philosophy is based on the principles of integrity, simplicity, patience, moderation, peaceful resolution of conflict, and a belief that the silence and simple ministry of the "gathered meeting" brings the presence of God into the midst of busy lives. Friends Academy is committed to developing a diverse community whose members value excellence in learning and growth in knowledge and skills, a genuine commitment to service and ethical action, and an understanding that every life is to be explored, celebrated, and enjoyed in the spirit of the Religious Society of Friends.
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