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:
  • 137 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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Friends Council on Education (FCE)
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.: 27%
Students by Grade Friends Academy Students 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


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, TennisBasketballCheering,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
Ice HockeySoccer,

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.

  • Profile last updated: 03/18/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Portledge School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Portledge School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is All Saints Regional Catholic School (1.4 miles away)
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