Tandem Friends School

  • Tandem Friends School Mission: Rooted in Quaker values, Tandem Friends School prepares young people for higher education and fulfilling lives of integrity, creative expression and service.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades 5-12
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students213 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 24%
Students by GradeTandem Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, English, European History, French, Government, Latin, Spanish, Statistics, US History,
Average ACT score30
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes5TH - 6TH $21,900 7TH - 10TH $22,500 11TH - 12TH $24,500 International student fee: $7,000
% on Financial Aid
37%
Admissions DirectorMary Lyman Bias

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
LacrosseSoccer,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWinter Track,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Photography Club

Club or Organization:
Art Club, Drama Club, Fencing, Film Club, GSA, Model United Nations, Science Olympiad Team, Tinkerer's Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Quaker Notes, Upper School Drama

School Notes

  • Tandem Friends School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in an environment built on Quaker values. We are a coeducational day school serving students in grades 5 through 12. Our students receive an education in which intellectual, ethical, artistic, and athletic ideals are pursued. We foster capable students who value a spiritual, egalitarian, kind, and creative community; thrive on independent, imaginative thought; are fully engaged in learning; and seek the best from themselves and their community. Our community has a remarkable tradition of educating young learners to become powerful and purposeful adults. Children at Tandem Friends are honored and respected as they grow into adulthood. Providing an exemplary academic experience in a spiritual community based on Quaker values is an uplifting and sustaining mission that binds us together in a shared vision.

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  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-12
    1.4 miles
    175 Hickory St
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434)220-7330
    1.4 PK-12
    n/a
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: NS-12 | 893 students
    3.4 miles
    2132 Ivy Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434)296-5106
    3.4 NS-12
    893
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 8-12 | 177 students
    11.6 miles
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434)823-4805
    11.6 8-12
    177
  • Farmville
    Grades: PK-12 | 361 students
    48.3 miles
    605 Fuqua Dr
    Farmville, VA 23901
    (434)392-4131
    48.3 PK-12
    361
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: PK-8 | 313 students
    4.5 miles
    1205 Pen Park Rd
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434)964-0400
    4.5 PK-8
    313

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