Tandem Friends School

Tel: (434)296-1303
Grades: 5-12 | 217 students
Tandem Friends School Mission: Rooted in Quaker values, Tandem Friends School prepares young people for higher education and fulfilling lives of integrity, creative expression and service.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades 5-12
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 217 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Tandem Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, Environmental Science, European History, French, Government, Latin, Physics, Spanish, Statistics, US History,
Average SAT score 1256
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $15,000
Tuition Notes Grade 5: $17,950 Grades 6-7: $18,250 Grade 8: $18,750 Grades 9-10: $19,500 Grades 11-12: $20,500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Louise Reeve


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Mountain BikingSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Drama Club, Fencing, Film Club, GSA, Habitat for Humanity, Youth United, Model United Nations, Mountain Biking Club, Photography Club, Tinkerer's Club, Upper School Drama Art Club, Drama Club, Fencing, Film Club, GSA, Habitat for Humanity, Youth United,
Model United Nations,
Mountain Biking Club,
Photography Club,
Tinkerer's Club,
Upper School Drama,

School Notes:

  • Tandem Friends School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in an environment built on Quaker values. We are a coeducational day school serving students in grades 5 through 12. Our students receive an education in which intellectual, ethical, artistic, and athletic ideals are pursued. We foster capable students who value a spiritual, egalitarian, kind, and creative community; thrive on independent, imaginative thought; are fully engaged in learning; and seek the best from themselves and their community. Our community has a remarkable tradition of educating young learners to become powerful and purposeful adults. Children at Tandem Friends are honored and respected as they grow into adulthood. Providing an exemplary academic experience in a spiritual community based on Quaker values is an uplifting and sustaining mission that binds us together in a shared vision.

Profile last updated: 08/01/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Covenant School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Peabody School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Peabody School (0.7 miles away)
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    Peabody School
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    Grades: PK-8 | 200 students
    0.7 miles
    1232 Stoney Ridge Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-12 | 500 students
    1.4 miles
    175 Hickory St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: NS-K | 100 students
    2 miles
    830 Monticello Avenue
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 9-12 | 32 students
    2.5 miles
    418 East Jefferson St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 5-8 | 70 students
    2.6 miles
    215 E High St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

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