- Listing Type: Private Schools
- Residency: Day
- Type: Religious, Private
- Grades Offered: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Country: United States
- High School Admission Test: SSAT, ISEE
- CEEB: 80160
- IPED: 249715
- Application Fee: $50
- Tuition Day: $34,230
- Enrollment: 743
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Payment Terms
Founded in 1748, Friends is a Quaker, co-ed college preparatory school that serves children from age two through grade 12.
The intellectual tradition of Quakerism is very demanding; its a tradition in which truth is something you have to pursue actively and constantly – you cant memorize it. Students at Friends do have to memorize facts, but they also really have to think. They have to ask good questions; they have to demonstrate that they can think independently, creatively, and cooperatively; and they are asked to be open-minded, always testing ideas against experience and new information. Some people now describe that kind of approach as 21st century education, but its what Friends education is at its very core.