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Watson Institute Friendship Academy Photo #1 - Students' artwork was featured in an art exhibition titled "Ambition" during First Fridays in Garfield.
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Watson Institute Friendship Academy Photo #1 - Students' artwork was featured in an art exhibition titled "Ambition" during First Fridays in Garfield.
Friendship Academy operates an approved private elementary, middle and high school program for students ages 5-21 that can include mental health services for students who may need them. Friendship Academy is licensed by the PA Departments of Education and Welfare. Recognized as experts in the area of special education and mental health, Friendship Academy staff also provide training and consulting services to area agencies and school districts. In addition, Friendship Academy is a training site for university programs in special education, social work, psychology, counseling, pediatrics and nursing.

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Watson Institute Friendship Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
79%
State avg.: 26%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Friendship Academy operates an approved private elementary, middle and high school program for students ages 5-21 that can include mental health services for students who may need them.  Friendship Academy is licensed by the PA Departments of Education and Welfare.  Recognized as experts in the area of special education and mental health, Friendship Academy staff also provide training and consulting services to area agencies and school districts.  In addition, Friendship Academy is a training site for university programs in special education, social work, psychology, counseling, pediatrics and nursing.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Excellent therapeutic services for children who struggle. The K-1-2 program is strong and growing. Seasoned and experienced administrative team members drive robust learning communities with loads of excellent learning, arts, and behavior supports.
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5  
Friendship Academy is a wonderful school for children who struggle with behavior and conduct problems. My grandson thrived there and overcame many challenges. Each person there has a heart of gold and really loves children. Superior! And we have seen the results of their tremendous work!
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