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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
270 Duck Pond Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
Telephone
(516) 676-0393
Website

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,000
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
From Friends Academy

At Friends Academy, an independent, Quaker, college-preparatory day school for ages 3 through 12th grade, we offer a unique education that values deep inquiry and constant collaboration; an education that asks our students to look beyond themselves and into a world of partnership, innovation, and ethical action. Our student body reflects the wide diversity of our surrounding communities of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties and busing is provided within 15 miles of FA. At Friends, we believe in an affordable independent school education – financial aid is available starting in Kindergarten.

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Friends Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
96 responses
Average ACT
30
77 responses

Culture & Safety

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    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    750
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    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $16,700
    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
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
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    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D-
    Area Feel
    Dense Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $74,767
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,742
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $480,300
    National
    $184,700

    Friends Academy Reviews

    30 reviews
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    Small class size, pro-active teachers who are always willing to make time for you. Each HS grade is comprised of approximately 100 students and you know almost everyone in your grade and the entire high school. I learned so much about myself and how fortunate I am as community service is required at Friends. It speaks to one of the underlying Quaker premises of treating others as you wish to treated. Spending time working (cleaning, cooking, food prep and kitchen work) at a Friends Seminary homeless shelter and then in the evening interacting with the men was ENLIGHTENING!
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    The school does a great job of preparing students to be independent and self-reliant. However, if you are looking for a diverse school this is not the place! The drinking culture is very strong and the student population mostly consists of white wealthy families who live in a bubble. Socially, not the best option for a girl!
    Friends Academy is one of the best things that ever happened to my family. We truely wake up every day feeling like we won the lottery. Being invited into this special community is priceless. The teachers and staff treat you like family. The academics are enriching and competetive. Every day is a pleasure. We found our home!