Welcome to Friends School of Virginia Beach.
Quaker schools have historically been on the cutting edge of educational movements.
Friends School is part of this tradition. Established in 1955, we began as a small non-graded school. The flexibility of the lower grade classrooms continue to offer students a chance to be met where they are, enabling them to grow to their full potential.
Over time we have added Middle and Upper Schools. Friends School offered online classes well before it was the norm. At the heart of our teaching is authentic learning.
The educational programs at Friends are characterized by rigorous academic challenges balanced with principles of personal responsibility, leadership development, creative expression, social awareness, and spiritual recognition. We strive to awaken each student’s exceptional qualities in a nurturing atmosphere while challenging students to attempt more complex problem-solving, to try new things and to take academic risks in their pursuit of becoming life-long learners.
8:1 Student Teacher Ratio
Friends School maintains an excellent faculty to student ratio of one faculty member for every eight students. Small classes ensure that each student receives the individual attention that he needs to be successful. Direct engagement between student and teacher characterizes our school.