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Friends Academy
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  • Private, Quaker
  • LOCUST VALLEY, NY

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$55
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,900
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
20%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Friends Academy

At Friends Academy, we achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our warm, welcoming, and diverse community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and in the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they can achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
81 responses
Average ACT
32
98 responses

Setting the standard in academic excellence

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Our Lower School’s exemplary foundation of academic excellence and real-world skills is enhanced by our Quaker practice, empowering our children to learn and live with purpose. By engaging each child in student-centered, hands-on learning, Friends Academy teaches real-world skills to our youngest learners, including communication, inquiry, interpretation, analysis, and problem-solving.

Culture & Safety

Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 21 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
  • Fall Fair
    55%
  • Community Groups
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Meeting for Worship
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
706
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 20 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$27,200
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
5:1
National
17:1
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 22 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 22 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 22 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 20 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade D
Median Household Income
$91,372
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$2,301
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$625,500
National
$281,900

Friends Academy Reviews

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