Friends School is a private, independent, non-sectarian school in Boulder, Colorado has been educating students from preschool through 8th grade since 1987.
Friends School is a supportive, evolving community committed to educating the whole child - mind, body, and spirit - head, hand, and heart.
Our children develop creative expression, social responsibility, and respect for the individual through an experiential process.
We challenge students to realize their full potential and to become joyful, lifelong learners.
Friends School is committed to educating the whole child - head, hand and heart. Students are challenged to reach their potential through experimentation, exploration and direct instruction in an experiential environment which strives for academic excellence, creative expression and social responsibility.
Friends has small multi-age classes with low student/teacher ratios and an active, involved parent community.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 176 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
176 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Amazing things are happening at Friends School. We have enjoyed 30 incredible years of educating Boulder`s students, from preschool through 8th grade. Friends values all learners from our earliest students in our play-based preschool, to our elementary students who thrive through experiential learning, up through our middle schoolers who are energized and engaged with a rich integrated curriculum. We are a creative, challenging, safe environment where every student is seen, known, and loved. Small class sizes allow us to know each student fully for who they are, meet them where they are on the learning spectrum, and help them to know themselves and set their own path. Friends students are academically challenged and prepared to enter the world as thoughtful, kind, genuine, self-advocating, confident, and empathetic citizens. A strong balance of rich academic and social emotional curriculum with an emphasis on character development allows our graduates to successfully transition into any high school environment. Our students not only learn the importance of a social emotional education, they actually LIVE it. A Friends School education promises essential foundations for a life of success. Our vision is as clear today as it was 30 years ago: challenging minds, nurturing spirits, honoring individuality. Schedule a tour today to discover the joyful experience of a Friends School education! 303.499.1999,

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 176 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Boulder, CO is $25,035 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Boulder, CO is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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