Friendship Christian School

Friendship Christian School Photo #1 - Our school has over 17 countries that attend FCS. We have a strong ESOL classroom.
Friendship Christian School Photo #2 - Classes begin with K4 through 12th GAC Accredited with excellence.
Friendship Christian School Photo #3 - Students take honors, advanced classes and Dual Enrollment classes.
Friendship Christian School Photo #4 - A Christian education that teaches a Biblical world view.
Friendship Christian School Photo #5 - FCS is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). As a Christian School, we are above the national average in testing results. We are excellent in academics, fine arts and diversity.
Friendship Christian School Photo #6 - Our 42 seniors received over 3.4 million dollars in scholarships for 2019.
Friendship Christian School Photo #7 - Our soccer team won their first state soccer championship fall of 2019. We offer volleyball, cross country (Individual State Champion 2017 and 2018, MS girls state runner-up 2019), soccer (State Champions 2019, state runner-up 2017), basketball (state runner-up 2019), golf (state champions 2017 Individual and team 2019), and baseball.
Friendship Christian School Photo #8 - NHS 2019: Our students are a part of NHS and required to have a 3.5, leadership of serving in the community and in the classroom.
Friendship Christian School Photo #9 - 2019-'20 FCS Choir competed in the ACSI South East Competition at Toccoa Falls College. We placed as Superior which is the highest honor at the event.
Friendship Christian School Photo #10 - Some of our students got to attend the ACSI Math Olympics. Congrats, on all who participated! 1st place: Andrew Potafi (5th), Geoun Choi (7th), and Timothy Potafi (8th)2nd place: Robert Medovoi (3rd)3rd place: Samuel Crouse (3rd), Eric Wang (7th)4th place: Calvin Staniec ( 3rd), 5th place: Juliana Momotok (6th) and Rachel Kwon (8th)
Friendship Christian School is a leader in Christian education in the Greater Atlanta Area.
FCS has seen impressive growth since its inception.  Offering excellence in academics, extra-curricular activities and athletics programs for grades Pre-Kindergarten through Twelfth grade all within a Christian environment distinguishes FCS. We are a leader in the I-20 international program department.
Friendship Christian School is a non-denominational school and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission.
Friendship Christian School has a high college acceptance rate with great scholarships.
Friendship Christian School offers numerous AP classes and dual enrollment college classes that allow high school students to get college credit for free.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDelayed Learning Only
Year Founded2008
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students302 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Friendship Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesOnline AP classes available through Switched Online
Average SAT score1247
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Plaid, khaki pants, polo shirts, Chapel attire )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,838
Tuition NotesK 4 Tuition (Includes books) $6,817 Kindergarten Tuition (Includes books) $8,812 Elementary Tuition (Includes books) $10,500 Middle School Tuition (Includes books) $11,080 High School Tuition (Includes books) $11,838
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAlla Rudishina
Admissions AssociateClayton Shaw


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Dual Enrollment Program, Honor Society, HOSA, Math Club, Technology Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Art, Choir/Advanced Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Sports camps

School Notes

  • Dear Perspective Family, Thank you for prayerfully considering Friendship Christian School. We would love to meet with you personally and show you the school. We offer tours Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 and 1:00. Interviews and later tour times are available by appointment. Our Christ centered education and a four pillar base that is designed to partner with families and to build character, faith, academia knowledge, talents, and gifts for the Lord.
  • First, we are Christ focused and have supporting opportunities for discipleship, evangelism, and outreach. We provide daily Bible classes for each grade. We have a weekly chapel that encourages, grows, imparts knowledge and engages students and adults. We provide opportunity for youth connections to missions and missionaries. We are a great picture of the body of Christ. We are a non-denominational school representing many Christian faiths that are all centered in the Word of God.
  • We are training students from all over the world with more than 17 countries represented at our school. We are training students to change the world in which they have been called to. We focus on languages, leadership, discipleship, and Christian character. We feel students will reach for the spiritual and academic goals you set for them. Because of this belief, we specifically set our students up to encounter great things, spiritually, academically, and relationally. We present the academic bar above the GA core requirements.
  • Our next pillar is relationships. We focus on relationship with God, building disciples, relationship with other students, and relationships with parents to develop young men and women who have a passion for God and His kingdom. 
  • Lastly, we focus on the development of gifts and talents. Our FCS family and community lay the groundwork for the partnership in academics, socialization, and being a part of a great place to grow young men and women God`s way.
  • Please let us know of any way in which we might help you in your search for the right Christian school for your children or grandchildren. At different points in our website, you will find various points of contact. Please feel free to make these connections. For the I-20 program and exchange students, call and make an appointment to see what we have to offer.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buford
    Grades: PK-12 | 165 students
    7.3 miles
    4118 Old Suwanee Rd
    Buford, GA 30518
    (770) 945-5451
    7.3 PK-12
  • Buford
    Grades: NS-12 | 677 students
    7.5 miles
    4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd
    Buford, GA 30518
    (678) 745-4121
    7.5 NS-12
  • Cumming
    Grades: PK-12 | 256 students
    3.2 miles
    1390 Weber Industrial Dr.
    Cumming, GA 30041
    (770) 888-6705
    3.2 PK-12
  • Cumming
    Grades: NS-12 | 247 students
    6.2 miles
    6905 Post Road
    Cumming, GA 30040
    (770) 674-2990
    6.2 NS-12
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    Grades: PK-12 | 68 students
    14.5 miles
    263 Jackson Street
    Lawrenceville, GA 30043
    (770) 277-4722
    14.5 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
This school is amazing! My child's scores have increased, and she is being taught not only how to improve academically but how to make better decisions in life. No school is perfect but the admin team in place is one of the best anywhere. I am thankful for their leadership, kindness and love for our family. The teachers are caring and strive to raise the bar in academics. They teach strong Christian values as well. My child graduated from this school 2 years ago and now my youngest is set to graduate. I have been a part of this family many years. This is not a second chance school. This is a first choice school that holds students accountable.
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Best school in the Forsyth area. Amazing staff.
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We will be in FCS for 10 years and absolutely love this school, teachers, and atmosphere! FCS has high standards, strong academics, true & loving teachers, and most of all it is CHRIST center which is so important to my family! Three of my children attend FCS and it has become our family! Parents of 3 FCS students.
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Wonderful Christian school. Perfect place for those that believe God must be included in the education. Excellent education, outstanding fine arts department and sports activities. Great caring teachers and staff. Very well organized institution. My kids are so blessed to be able to attend this school for couple years already. We love FCS.
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My child is attending first year at this school. She is actually excited to get up everyday to go to school. And this alone says a lot. I feel like each student is prepared academically as well as spiritually to face their dreams. Great family like atmosphere.
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Very international school with tons of college options! 100% recommend everyone check them out.
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I love this school. They have a great ESL program for my kids!
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Excellent School that has a lot to offer every child no matter the age. I love the community and programs this school has to offer. Moreover, they helped bring my student to America in only 2 weeks! Excellent well-educated staff that teaches from a Biblical perspective. Most, if not all, of the teachers have masters degrees and tons of experience. Love this place!
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Great school! They have good qualified teachers that really work 1 on 1 with you. They have a great ESL program and offer good AP classes that you can take online. I looked at other schools in the area and FCS is a reasonably priced school with great education. Funny, my friend goes to a 40k a year school and my HS diploma has the same GCA stamp as his. I paid 1/4 his price and got a good quality education with the same standards. I 100% recommend this school. Every student learns another language, every teacher works hard to help you, its a good and safe environment. This college prep school is a jewel in north Atlanta.
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hi . do you accept an international student? my frinend wants to entrance your school. they have lived in south korea. plese answer me thanks
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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $8,942 for elementary schools and $11,572 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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