Friends School

Friends School is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, family cooperative school. Our mission is to provide experiential, noncompetitive, child-centered educational opportunities where individual differences are respected and celebrated, and where children with special needs are welcomed.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning disabilities, autism, ADHD - all children are welcome at Friends.
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students229 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%
Students by Grade Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPrices vary depending on choice - 2 day, 3 day, 4 day, 5 day, half day or full day, elementary, aftercare, etc.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000


Total Sports Offered1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art Club, Basketball Club, Board Games Club, Dinosaur Club, Drama Club, Lego Club

School Notes

  • Friends School serves children ages 12 months through 5th grade. Friends provides half day preschool and kindergarten as well as full day elementary programs and wrap-around extended care services for families in need of full day care. Friends School's small class size and low student to teacher ratio provides the optimum environment for learning. All Lead Teachers are degreed professionals and the entire staff is experienced in working with children of all abilities.
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    4.3 miles
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    Louisville, KY 40204
    (502) 456-6991
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