Friends School is a nonprofit, nonsectarian, family cooperative school whose mission is to provide experiential, noncompetitive, child-centered educational opportunities where individual differences are respected and celebrated, and children with special needs and abilities are welcomed.
Philosophy and guiding principals
Friends School philosophy is one that celebrates our differences in an increasingly diverse world. Our school is founded on the following guiding principals:
The positive growth and development of the whole child socially, academically, physically and emotionally, according to his or her own needs.
The utilization of an integrated, hands-on and challenging curricular approach that focuses on the individual needs, interests and skills of each child.
The cultivation of a heterogeneous population of children that includes those of different races, abilities and economic backgrounds.
The opportunity to learn, while respecting and honoring one another’s unique characteristics, and appreciating that which we have in common.
To strengthen self-esteem, and provide children with the ethical framework and practical capacities which allow them to make appropriate and responsible decisions.
To encourage active parental involvement in the education and learning environment of their children.