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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Sports
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Olney Friends School is a highly rated, private, boarding, Christian school located in Barnesville, OH. It has 34 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 2 to 1. Tuition is $35,500 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 80% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
61830 Sandy Ridge Road
Barnesville, OH 43713
Telephone
(740) 425-3655

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,750
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$35,500
Received Financial Aid
95%
Average Financial Aid

Olney Friends School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1150
15 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
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 22 responses
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  • Almost Anything Goes
    32%
  • Poetry Slam, Final Collection
    27%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Junior Social, Fundatories
    14%
  • Friends meetings and dinners all together
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Boarding

Students Boarding
95%
Boarding Days Per Week
5-day, 7-day
Top Countries
China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Rwanda, Uganda
International Boarding Students
33%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
34
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
2:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Olney Friends School Reviews

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It would be about 50 yrs ago today. I was an outcast , a hippie in the late 60's , 16 yrs old, attending a public high school on the Philadelphia main line. My parents were done with me. They shipped me off to Friends in Barnesville. My experience at Friends changed my life. The teachers, the sports, the girls. I could write five pages of wonderful times and the learning experience, out of this world at Friends. Not enough room here . I was still drafted three years later but now at 65 years old I can look back at all my success in my life and in my mind much of it has to do with how this school helped shape me. I wasn't the greatest or best student but from what I learned at Friends has lasted me all my life . Thank you Friends...Paul Smith
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While the moral of the school is excellent, the actual carrying out of those morals was not well upheld by the headmaster. He was far more interested in the net worth of the school rather than the character of the admitted student. Other faculty and students made the school worth the 4(.5)-star rating. I am glad the the headmaster was removed from office. The current co-headmasters are well suited to up-holding the school philosophy.
Olney is a truly unique institution with a unique school culture. It's hard to imagine any other school being quite like this. The academics can be challenging and students are encouraged to "master" content across several disciplines, but the diverse and accepting student culture and the school's organic farm are what really sets it aside from other independent or boarding schools.