Friends Academy

Friends Academy Photo #1 - In the classrooms...
Friends Academy Photo #1 - In the classrooms...
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 256 students
  • Acceptance rate: 64%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Friends Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia / Language-based learning differences/Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia, APD
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
See current school year summer program rates on school's web site at

Student Body

Total Students
256 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Friends Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Professional, safe and respectful)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
See current school year tuition rates on school's web site at
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Katherine Gaudet


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus and Musical Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After-School Enrichment courses may include dance classes, mountain biking, yoga

School Notes

  • Learning at Friends Academy is a shared experience, whether it`s preschoolers developing a class project to fight hunger or seventh graders engaged in a mock summit on global climate change. We empower our students to create their own goals and compile a portfolio to show their progress. They think critically about how to improve academically and succeed when they encounter challenges. Our teachers understand the strengths of each student, and dedicate themselves to developing cross-curricular projects, planning field trips, and implementing innovative strategies that excite young minds.Because we believe that childhood isn`t for being taught. It`s for asking and discovering. 
  •  The mission of Friends Academy is to provide each student with an educationalfoundation that will instill the academic knowledge, skills, and understandingresponsible citizenship respect for diversity and differences and sense of wellbeingneeded for a lifetime of learning and personal growth.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 256 students
  • Acceptance rate: 64%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Bristol County, MA is $5,246 for elementary schools and $7,323 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bristol County, MA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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