Friends Academy

1088 Tucker Road,
North Dartmouth, MA, 02747-0274
     Tel: (508)999-1356
Grades: PK - 8 | 248 students
Friends Academy, established in 1810, is a coeducational day school, located on a beautiful 65-acre campus in North Dartmouth, MA and serves children from preschool through grade 8.
The rigorous academic curriculum is enriched by offerings in world languages, technology, art, music, drama, library, and physical education.
Highlights of our program include Spanish beginning in grade 1, Latin in grade 6, personal laptop computers issued to each student in the Upper Division, fall and spring music theater, and competitive sports year-round.
Our Outdoor Education program offers a state-of-the-art high and low ropes course along campus trails and canoeing on the Paskamansett River which runs through the campus.
The Sally Borden School at Friends Academy offers a unique educational opportunity for children with language-based learning differences such as difficulty acquiring reading, spelling, written expression, math, organizational and/or study skills due to dyslexia and/or a specific learning difference.
Our diverse student body comes from various Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities and graduates enter leading preparatory schools.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / Language-based learning differences
Year Founded 1810

Student Body

Total Students 248 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Friends Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 31 / rolling
Tuition Notes See current school year tuition rates on school\'s web site.
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Cheryl Deane

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Schwartz Center For Children (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Schwartz Center For Children (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Schwartz Center For Children (0.9 miles away)
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  • North DartmouthSchwartz Center For Children
    Special Education School
    1 Posa Pl
    North DartmouthMA02747
    (508)996-3391
    Special Education School
    0.9 mi | 31 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • North DartmouthKiddie Kampus Inc
    Daycare / Preschool
    26 Old Westport Road
    North DartmouthMA02747
    (508)991-7900
    Daycare / Preschool
    1 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-8                      
  • North DartmouthKiddie Kampus Ii
    Daycare / Preschool
    31 Old Westport Rd
    North DartmouthMA02747
    (508)991-8900
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.1 mi | 25 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • North DartmouthBishop Stang High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    500 Slocum Road
    North DartmouthMA02747
    (508)996-5602
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 657 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • New BedfordOur Sisters' School
    All-girls
    145 Brownell Ave
    New BedfordMA02740
    (508)994-1255
    All-girls
    1.5 mi | 64 students | Gr. 5-8                      

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