Olney Friends School

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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students52 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Olney Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school, elementary school and preschool to Olney Friends School is East Richland Christian Schools (11.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Clairsville
    Grades: PK-12 | 192 students
    11.9 miles
    67888 Friends Church Rd
    Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
    (740) 695-2005
    11.9 PK-12
  • Saint Clairsville
    Grades: PK-8 | 118 students
    11.9 miles
    67885 Friends Church Road
    Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
    (740) 695-2281
    11.9 PK-8
  • Freeport
    Grades: K-12 | 71 students
    14.2 miles
    20360 Cadiz Rd
    Freeport, OH 43973
    (740) 489-5161
    14.2 K-12
  • Saint Clairsville
    St. Mary's Central School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 164 students
    14.2 miles
    226 West Main Street
    Saint Clairsville, OH 43950
    (740) 695-3189
    14.2 PK-8
  • Woodsfield
    Covenant Christian Academy
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-8 | 36 students
    15.7 miles
    185 Shady Ave
    Woodsfield, OH 43793
    (740) 472-9151
    15.7 PK-8

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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