Friends Academy Photo #2 - Our Dolan Center building houses a state-of-the-art theater, fine and performing arts spaces, dance studio and cafeteria.
- 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.
|School Type||Alternative 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)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-12|
|Total Students||765 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 28%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||110 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Number of AP Courses||24 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||AP 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. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Jan. 17 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$34,100|
|Tuition Notes||The tuition ranges from $16,700-$37,000 for the 2019-2020 school year.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Nina Waechter|
|Admissions Associate||Elizabeth Holmes|
|Total Sports Offered||17 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseball, Basketball,|
Crew, Cross Country,
Dance, Field Hockey,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|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:
- 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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