Olney Friends School, founded in 1837, is a small, co-educational boarding school for grades 9 through 12 located in Barnesville, Ohio, in the beautiful Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio.
The school provides an intellectually challenging college preparatory program in a supportive Friends community that promotes traditional Quaker values such as integrity and simplicity, while encouraging freedom of expression, creative thinking and acceptance of individual differences.
Olney Friends School challenges students to grow. We celebrate intellectual rigor, provoke questions of conscience, and nurture skills for living in community.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 52 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
52 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Olney Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Great School, I am so happy that both my children attended. Olney exposed them to International Cultures, Sustainability, and gave them a sense of Community, self confidence, and an Education they will use all their lives.
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I went to Olney, and I sent my son to Olney. It was intellectually challenging, and the values of the Society of Friends are some of the most important spiritual values I ever learned.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 52 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Ohio is $6,764 for elementary schools and $10,299 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Ohio is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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