Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

We believe each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs. The Friends Academy community values the Quaker principles of equality, integrity, responsibility and mutual respect and is committed to developing well-educated and engaged students in a respectful, positive and supportive environment. We value the diversity of students and families of different backgrounds, race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, economic background and faith traditions which contribute to a transformative education. We strive to help students work together in order to prepare them to be leaders in a diverse world and encourage them to model behavior based on acceptance and understanding. We seek to make Friends Academy a microcosm of the better world we hope to create.

Friends Academy is dedicated to the following:

  • Providing support for all students through mentoring programs, outreach and recruitment and programs for skill development.
  • Actively supporting diversity recruitment initiatives across all three divisions.
  • Attracting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff that mirrors that of our student body.
  • Working with faculty and staff and areas of student life to ensure our programs reflect a multicultural world.

Board of Trustees Commitment to Diversity at Friends Academy

Mission Statement -- Subcommittee on Diversity
Friends Academy Board of Trustees

The Subcommittee on Diversity is a working committee of the Quaker Life Committee of the Friends Academy Board of Trustees. The purpose of the Subcommittee is to make broad, strategic recommendations to the Board regarding diversity, equity and inclusion at Friends Academy and to support school and community efforts in these areas. Comprised of Board members and coopted members of the community, the Subcommittee on Diversity supports the long-term strategic planning of the Board through this work. The Subcommittee will provide guidance to the Board on all matters related to the promotion of equity and inclusion within the Friends Academy community.