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Welcome to Friends Academy!

In keeping with our heritage as a Quaker school, our caring and talented faculty and staff believe that each student has unique talents and gifts, and we are dedicated to helping students joyfully express their potential through our superb and exciting programs.

Our goal is to prepare each and every student to be successful in life and to make a difference in the world. We believe that character and achievement are inseparable, so we encourage and celebrate excellence in everything that our students do while insisting that we treat each other with kindness and respect. We want our students to act with integrity; serve others; advocate for justice, peace, and equality; and develop a lifelong passion for seeking truth. We are an inclusive and diverse community that welcomes parents to share in the experience of their children. We truly value being together each day.

Since our founding in 1876, we have created a community where timeless traditions and cutting-edge innovations combine to fuel our imaginations and energies as we look to the future with hope and optimism.

I hope that, as you find out more about Friends Academy through our website, you are encouraged to visit our campus and speak with faculty, administrators, students, and families. I am confident that you will discover a school and community that you will want to join.

William G. Morris, Jr.
Head of School


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Friends At A Glance


FOUNDED: 1876 by Gideon Frost

CAMPUS: A stimulating environment for learning, with exceptional facilities, technology, and other resources across a 65-acre campus of green lawns, woods and great natural beauty.

STUDENTS: 777 students from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities throughout Long Island. There are 201 students in the Lower School, 197 in the Middle School, and 379 in the Upper School.

FACULTY: 116 full- and part-time teachers committed to the development of each student in mind, body and spirit. The student-teacher ratio is 7:1.

COLLEGE PLACEMENT: All Friends graduates go to college, attending outstanding colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

FINANCIAL AID: A generous program of financial aid to support families with financial need.


  • April, 2014
    • 04/25 Founders Day Red & Black Day (in dress code)
    • 04/25 7th Grade Dance @ FA 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMCommons
    • 04/26 All School Celebration of Community Service
Join the FA Sustainability Committee at this Saturday's Oyster Bay Harbor beach clean-up.
Highly attended event draws up to 250 Upper School students and faculty.
Troupe of students unite with French, German high school students in tri-lingual peace performance.
Glen Cove seniors kick up their heels at Junior Senior Citizen Prom.

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