I was walking with a Lower School child the other day and I asked her what she likes about our school. There was no one else around and as I opened the door to the main building, she stopped, smiled and said "everyone is so kind and respects each other." She went on to say that she loves coming to school and her teacher is the best.
At Friends School we integrate the values of equality, integrity, simplicity, peace and environmental stewardship in a nurturing community of academic excellence that encourages mutual respect, personal responsibility, and the fulfillment of each person's potential. Our mission is practiced daily by students, teachers, parents and staff.
As we see each year at Commencement, we graduate students of diverse backgrounds and multiple talents and interests, all of whom reflect our core values. They are kind, compassionate, willing and able to lead and serve others.
All the best,
Larry W. Ward
Give to the Annual Fund
A Friends School education offers our students extraordinary opportunities with each day bringing new and exciting challenges. The school's operating budget is only partially covered by tuition, so every year the school relies on the vital support of Annual Giving to sustain and support its mission and people. Each and every gift has a direct impact on our students and faculty and supports the diverse programs we offer.
We ask all members of the school community to make a gift. The Annual Fund, an initiative repeated every year, depends upon hundreds of volunteers like you for its success.
WHAT ANNUAL GIVING DOES:
GIFTS TO THE ANNUAL FUND MAKE OPPORTUNITIES POSSIBLE
Tuition covers only 90% of the cost of a Friends education.
HERE IS WHAT ANNUAL FUND GIFTS SUPPORT
THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL FUND GOAL IS $150,000.00
Your investment in a Friends School Education makes it possible for our School to prepare students for leadership and future challenges through opportunities to become their individual best.
Thank you for your consideration and past support. We hope we can count on your help this year. Your participation shows you value a Friends School education and is very meaningful when we apply for large grants from foundations.
We are thankful for 100% from our faculty, staff, and school committee once again this year.
We are striving for 100% parent participation. Please participate and make that goal a reality.
LARGE or SMALL, every gift makes a difference.
LEVELS OF GIVING:
PEACE CIRCLE: $2,000-$2499
INTEGRITY CIRCLE: $2500-$4999
COMMUNITY CIRCLE: $5000-$7499
EQUALITY CIRCLE: $7500-$9999
STEWARDSHIP CIRCLE: $10,000-ABOVE
Virginia Association of Independent Schools
Member: National Association of Independent Schools
Member: Friends Council on Education
1537 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach VA 23451
757-428-7534 - Phone
757-428-7511 - Fax
Summer Office Hours: 9:00am-3:00pm