Virginia Beach Friends School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Middle School Association
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1955
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesPlease check the school website for summer camp program details and tuition.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students139 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Virginia Beach Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Noteshttps://www.vbfschool.org/admissions/
% on Financial Aid
7%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,500
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCandice Jarden

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballGolf,
SoccerVolleyball,

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.

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