Friends Academy

  • 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: 143 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.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1876

Student Body

Total Students765 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Friends Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,100
Tuition NotesThe tuition ranges from $16,700-$37,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.
% on Financial Aid
19%
Admissions DirectorNina Waechter
Admissions AssociateElizabeth Holmes

Sports

Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.46 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Team, Admissions Club, Amnesty International, Asian Awareness, Bone Marrow Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness, Business Club, Challenger Athletics, Chess Club, Children's Hospital Care Club, Choose a Charity, Community Helpers, Community Service Club, Current Events Club, Debate/Parliamentary Debate, Democratic Club, Diversity Club, Diversity Committee, Ethics Bowl, Girls Who Code, Habitat for Humanity Club, Hip Hop Club, Jazz Band, Literary Magazine, Mathletes, Model UN/Model Congress, Natural Helpers/HOPE (Peer Education), Online Newspaper, Pencils of Promise, Philosophy Club, Project LETS, Reflection of Cinematic Quaker Values, Republican Club, Robotics Club, Rocket Club, SAGA, Science Olympiad, Stock Market Club, Student Government, Sunrise Day Camp Club, Sustainability Committee, Teachers and Students for Quakers Understanding and Education, Teens Give, Tournament Club, Yearbook Staff

Arts and Music Programs:
Animal Advocacy

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.

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