A culture and community dedicated to your child

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.

Making the world better by Challenging Minds, Nurturing Spirits and Honoring Individuality.


Friends School is a supportive, dynamic community committed to educating the whole child — head, hand, and heart — and to training exceptional teachers for tomorrow’s classrooms. We provide a strong academic foundation while developing creative expression and nurturing a passion for learning. Our students gain a deep understanding of themselves and are inspired to act with compassion and integrity.​​

From the Head of School

Welcome to Friends School, where students collaborate, create and make change happen for a better today and an even brighter tomorrow. We not only prepare our students for the next step in school – we prepare our students to have and use their skills, talents and passions to make a positive difference.

Our purpose and values influence everything we do, from how we teach math and the way we schedule our classes to the kinds of projects our students engage in that demonstrate their learning. Our incredible faculty and staff are committed to providing an exceptional education to all of our students, and doing so in such a way that they see themselves as capable and essential participants in their communities and in our world.

Come for a visit and see for yourself how we are developing the thinkers and doers of tomorrow – in our classrooms and in our Teacher Preparation Program.

I look forward to meeting you and partnering in this important work on behalf of your children.


Honor Taft
Head of School

Why Choose Friends School?

We value all learners

Small class sizes

Students met according to their learning style

Strong academics

Exceptional social emotional curriculum

Superior preparation for any future

Close-knit community

Outdoor education, creative arts, service learning

Our graduates leave Friends as curious, creative, collaborative, resilient, compassionate, advocates… and friends.


Friends School has been transformative for our son. Coming from public school, he went from a student/teacher ratio of 27:1 to 8:1. With cool project-based learning, we noticed he was immediately more engaged and positive about school. But the biggest payoff has been seeing him grow academically, emotionally, and socially. His teachers recognize his unique strengths, while nurturing him in weaker subjects, which ultimately fosters newfound confidence. When our son graduated, he and his classmates all stood up and gave speeches with jaw-dropping grace and poise that went with him into high school. We're so grateful for Friends School!

My children went all the way through Friends School!

Now that they are in high school and college, the core values of head, hand, heart, and the love of learning that the teachers emphasize in their programs continue to carry my kids through their academics and life.

My experience at Friends School was something that played a huge role in who I am today. Thanks to all of the amazing teachers, friends, and memories that I made there, my experience at Friends taught me the importance of being myself no matter what, and to always look on the bright side of things and have as much fun as possible. Growing up in such a supportive environment that was chock full of adventures made me appreciate where we live and the people that I’ve gotten to know, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

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Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.