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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
Carolina Friends School is a top rated, private, Christian school located in Durham, NC. It has 501 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $19,010 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 95% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
4809 Friends School Rd
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone
(919) 383-6602
Website

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$19,010
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
30 responses
Average ACT
33
15 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Senior prank
    39%
  • End of Year Trip
    28%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • The Halloween costume contest
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
501
9%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,283
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,072
National
$949
Median Home Value
$370,700
National
$184,700
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Carolina Friends School Reviews

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I love, love, love Carolina Friends School! It has been truly life-changing for me. Many say that it's an "easy" school--I entirely disagree. To outsiders, it may seem hard to fail, but that is only because the staff is so loving and supportive of their students.
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Despite feeling the typical stress and anxiety around college admissions, I feel prepared and supported to submit my applications, graduate and attend university next year. The staff and administration have been incredibly supportive throughout the year, helping with essays, college interviews, testing and college visits. I'm going to miss this place!
CFS has amazing teachers, motivated students and beautiful campus! I feel so lucky to be a student here. The teachers really work with you one-on-one to ensure you're reaching your own individual potential. Class sizes are small to ensure individuated attention. The school feels like a true community with each student, staff person, teacher, etc. all playing a vital role in its stewardship.