Friends Academy

Tel: (508)999-1356
Grades: PK-8 | 250 students
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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 early childhood 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 Middle School, 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 Program 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 Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / Language-based learning differences
Year Founded 1810

Student Body

Total Students 250 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Friends Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notes See current school year tuition rates on school's web site.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Cheryl Deane
Admissions Associate Hillary Parker


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Schwartz Center For Children (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kiddie Kampus Ii (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Kiddie Kampus Ii (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • North Dartmouth
    Kiddie Kampus Ii
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 150 students
    0.9 miles
    31 Old Westport Rd
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • North Dartmouth
    Schwartz Center For Children
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 44 students
    0.9 miles
    1 Posa Pl
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • North Dartmouth
    Kiddie Kampus Inc
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-8 | 500 students
    1 miles
    26 Old Westport Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • North Dartmouth
    Grades: 9-12 | 618 students
    1.1 miles
    500 Slocum Road
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • New Bedford
    Grades: 5-8 | 64 students
    1.5 miles
    145 Brownell Ave
    New Bedford, MA 02740

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The average private school tuition in Bristol County, MA is $4,914 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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