COMMUNITY SPIRIT INFUSES the Friends Academy experience. Throughout their years at Friends, students experience a genuine interest in self-expression on one hand and connection.
We cultivate an environment that nurtures both. We are a community that looks for the best in all of its members, that celebrates the wide variety of gifts and talents they have to share. We are a community that encourages students to aim high, to try new things, to push beyond the known and safe to new levels of achievement, all within a strong network of support that helps students get up to try again when they fall. Students are free to fully explore their potential as individuals because they learn in an atmosphere of trust and respect. They form bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime.
There is also a sense of community among the parents at Friends Academy. The Parent Council aims to promote the welfare of Friends Academy by maintaining a close working relationship among parents, faculty, administration and trustees. All parents of current students are automatically members. The Parent Council welcomes families to volunteer and participate in its various activities and welcomes each parent's opinion and point of view.
Send us an e-mail at Parent_Council@fa.org
2018-19 Parent Council Executive Board
President - Michele Cagner
Executive Vice President - Lisa Sutherland
Executive Communication Liaison - Bettina Saad
Treasurer - Liz Harris
Assistant Treasurer - Lisa Shroff
Lower School VP - Gigi Foster
Lower School Asst. VP - Franciska Doshi
Lower School Secretary - Korry Groves
Middle School VP - Natalia Good
Middle School Asst. VP - Roseann Martin
Middle School Secretary - Lisa Hylan
Upper School VP - Rachel Zuckerbrot
Upper School Asst. VP - Julie Kalimian
Upper School Secretary - Carolyn Mott
SIMPLICITY & moderation
PEACE - peaceful resolution of conflict
INTEGRITY - earning the trust of others
COMMUNITY - caring for each other
EQUALITY - respecting & valuing all people
SERVICE - to others wherever needed
Friends Academy is a Quaker school, and that begs a question -- What exactly does it mean to be a Quaker school?