Friends School Of Atlanta

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  • The Friends School of Atlanta, three years through 8th grade, offers a values-driven education where children come together in small, diverse classes and receive the knowledge, skills and encouragement to become their best selves as students and as members of the community. .

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
State or regional independent school association
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 170 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Friends School Of Atlanta Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School-wide dress code: Avoid slogans and characters on clothing that might be offensive, divisive or violent. Middle school has additional requirements.)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 21 / rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Afterschool Clubs Afterschool Clubs,

School Notes

  • The Friends School of Atlanta, three years through 8th grade, is a community of learners dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit of children in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Our mission is to provide challenging academics in a diverse environment, drawing on the Quaker testimonies, or values, of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to empower our students to go out into the world with conscience, conviction and compassion.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  2/6/2017
Friends School is a haven of creativity, confidence, and academic growth. The school honors every student, making each feel part of the FSA family. The school offers a curriculum that keeps students challenged. Teachers bring such passion and interest to the subjects they teach. I see my son retaining much more information than he did at his previous school. Students not only learn through a strong academic curriculum, but they are also learning how to treat each other with respect and compassion. For a smaller school FSA has many activities to offer. As a parent involved in the arts, I am elated that music and art are part of his weekly learning. I truly appreciate the diversity. I am proud that my child attends the Friends School of Atlanta.
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5  2/6/2017
I have two grandchildren who have been enrolled at The Friends School of Atlanta for several years. The amount of attention received from teachers and staff, who know them well, every day has helped them to grow academically and also has supported their development as persons who are caring and thoughtful of themselves and others.
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5  5/17/2016
My son graduated from Friends School of Atlanta in 2004 and went on to Paideia and NYU. He's a pretty decent human being, and for that I thank the teachers and staff at FSA for their commitment to providing top notch education in an atmosphere of diversity, fairness, and respect. I have been delighted to serve on the Board of Trustees since 2006 and in that time I have watched the school expand into its great facility on Columbia Drive while also expanding its mission and its community outreach. If you are looking for an independent school where your child will be honored as a member of a beloved community, look no further than Friends School of Atlanta.
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