Virginia Beach Friends School

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

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
163 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Virginia Beach Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Virginia Beach Friends School Summer Camp encompasses a wide range of activities, all addressing your child\'s growth (social, emotional, and physical). Whether it be culinary creations in our kitchen, pushing your child\'s mental limits through STEAM activities, exploring their creative side within the arts, or jumping into the fantasy world of Harry Potter, Summer Fun at Friends allows for a broad spectrum of specialized programs that will meet every facet of your child\'s interests.Summer is meant for fun, so come have fun at Friends. To learn more,
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Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Sarah Combs
Admissions Associate
Anna Canada



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Ballet Club, Cooking Club, Stem Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Drama Club, Violin Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Intramural Sports, Quarterly After-School Programs, Run Club, Running, Soccer, Tennis, Yoga Club

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 servestudents 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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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Virginia Beach Friends School cost?
Virginia Beach Friends School's tuition is approximately $315 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Virginia Beach Friends School?
The acceptance rate of Virginia Beach Friends School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 83%.
Does Virginia Beach Friends School offer a summer program?
Yes, Virginia Beach Friends School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Virginia Beach Friends School offer?
Virginia Beach Friends School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Intramural Sports Only, Martial Arts and Tennis.
What is Virginia Beach Friends School's ranking?
Virginia Beach Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Virginia Beach Friends School?
The application deadline for Virginia Beach Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
What neighborhood is Virginia Beach Friends School located?
Virginia Beach Friends School is located in the North Virginia Beach neighborhood of Virginia Beach, VA. There are 10 other private schools located in North Virginia Beach.

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The average private school tuition in Virginia Beach, VA is $11,889 for elementary schools and $14,814 for high 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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