Friends Middle School

Innovative Inquiry-Based Learning

Simply put, we do middle school differently.

We see it as much more than just an extension of elementary school or a preview of high school.
It is one of the most pivotal times in a human's life. We know it. We nurture it.

Middle School Facts

6th – 8th Grade

  • Approx. 15 students per class
  • Student teacher ratio about 6:1
  • We are a cell phone-free campus, prioritizing authentic connection and mental wellbeing
  • Strong Academic Program in Literacy/Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • All students take Art, Music, Spanish, and Physical Education
  • All students meet weekly for emotional and academic support with our Student Life Team
  • Electives may include future teachers, bicycle mechanics, photography & moviemaking, art & activism, music history, painting & murals, woodshop, jazz band, and more
  • 8:40am-3:45pm M-F (9:15am start on Wednesdays)

What makes us different?

At Friends School, our integrated curriculum fosters critical thinking, providing an oasis for middle schoolers amidst constant change, empowering them to advocate for themselves, embrace their uniqueness, and excel academically, ultimately shaping their trajectory and instilling lasting self-belief and resilience.

Our teachers are inspired lifelong learners and lead by example first. We teach students how to think, not what to think.

Portrait of a Graduate









Our graduates are our gifts to the world. They have a strong sense of self, connection, and feel empowered to positively affect our world.

What Middle Schoolers Need:

Friends School has been transformative for my daughter. Her ability to connect with peers, self advocate and think critically astound me daily. She is challenged academically and seen for the whole person that she is. ​


to think abstractly & creatively

Strong Safe Relationships

with adults and peers

Chances to explore

who they are and who they want to become

Challenging Academics

that have meaning and relevance now


for their growing independence

Exceptional Preparation

for High School and beyond

Traditions & Celebrations

throughout the year with purpose & meaning

Best program ever!!!

I have three children that attended Friends School and it was the best gift of education! Now that they are in high school, middle school, and college, the core values of head, hand, heart, and the love of learning that the teachers emphasis in their programs continue to carry my kids through their academics and life.

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.