Friends Academy

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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 TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / Language-based learning differences
Year Founded1810

Student Body

Total Students249 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 23%
Students by GradeFriends Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesSee current school year tuition rates on school's web site.
% on Financial Aid
44%
Admissions DirectorCheryl Deane

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerTrack and Field,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After-School Enrichment courses may include dance classes, Chorus and Musical Theatre, frisbee, mountain biking, skateboarding, yoga frisbee, skateboarding, yoga, After-School Enrichment courses may include dance classes,
Chorus and Musical Theatre,
mountain biking,

School Notes

  • Children must be age 3 and toilet trained by September 1 to be eligible for our Early Childhood Program. Children must be age 5 by September 1 to be eligible for our kindergarten.

Profile last updated: 05/11/2016

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