Friends School Of Atlanta

862 Columbia Dr
Decatur, GA 30030-0300
Tel: (404)373-8746
Grades: PK - 8 | 170 students
The Friends School of Atlanta 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.

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 Prekindergarten - 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 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
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 None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies according to age. Discount for families with multiple students enrolled. Discount for referrals who are enrolled. Needs based financial aid.
Admissions Director Senator Scott

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Academe Of The Oaks (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Waldorf School of Atlanta (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Waldorf School of Atlanta (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Decatur
    Grades: PK-8 | 234 students
    0.2 miles
    827 Kirk Road
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404)377-1315
    0.2PK-8
    234
  • Decatur
    Academe Of The Oaks
    Waldorf School
    Grades: 9-12 | 86 students
    0.9 miles
    146 New St
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404)405-2173
    0.99-12
    86
  • Decatur
    Decatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: NS-K | 66 students
    1.3 miles
    300 E Ponce De Leon Avenue
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404)377-5784
    1.3NS-K
    66
  • Decatur
    Decatur Presbyterian Children's Community
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 200 students
    1.4 miles
    205 Sycamore St
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404)378-1770
    1.4PK-KG
    200
  • Decatur
    Becker Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 69 students
    1.4 miles
    3561 Covington Highway
    Decatur, GA 30032
    (404)299-1131
    1.4PK-8
    69

School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 02/22/13

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