Virginia Beach Friends School aims to educate the whole child, developing strong academic intellect and personal character, through recognition of each child`s individual light and living the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 154 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Virginia Beach Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Yes
Year Founded
1955
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please check the school website for summer camp program details and tuition.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
154 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Virginia Beach Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
https://www.vbfschool.org/admissions/
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$4,500
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Candice Jarden

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Quarterly After-School Programs, Running, Soccer, Tennis

School Notes

  • Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS) is a Quaker co-educational independent school serving students ranging from Toddler through Grade 8. Located just miles from the Chesapeake Bay yet situated in the heart of the bustling Hampton Roads metropolitan area, our school's unique location allows students to learn by doing. Whether harvesting oysters in local riverbeds for environmental science or creating a curated art show as a Senior Project - VBFS students see their learning come to life. Plus, our balanced student to teacher ratio....of 4:1 allows instructors to deliver an unprecedented level of attention to each individual learner, ensuring student success no matter the age or academic level.
  • Founded in 1955, Friends continues a 350-year tradition of Quaker educational principles committed to an inquiry-based curriculum and experiential learning. VBFS is as much of an idea as it is a location. We have progressed from a simple gathering of children to the thriving community that it is today. We not only serve students from the greater Virginia Beach area, but students from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and even exchange students from Europe to Asia and even South America.
  • But above all else, VBFS is a community that values diversity and inclusivity, as our student body represents a wide variety of religious faiths, backgrounds and cultures. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing different ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 154 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia Beach, VA is $7,600 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia Beach, VA is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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