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.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 36 students
- Application Deadline: None / Rolling
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Olney Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the application deadline for Olney Friends School?
The application deadline for Olney Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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.
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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