Why Support Friends?

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Why should you support Friends School? 

Simply put, to help us continue the nearly 300-year-old tradition of providing a Quaker education, built on a framework of academic excellence, and that prepares students for the future.

Gifts to Friends School have a profound effect on the quality of education we offer our students — that is, fostering traditional values, inspiring innovation, and instilling the confidence to challenge, inquire and take action. Friends students have a powerful impact on our ever changing world. We thank you for offering your support today.

Click below to learn more about how your gift moves Friends School forward.


of our yearly costs are covered by tuition. The rest comes from giving and other resources.


More than 50% of students receive financial assistance. Awards range from $1,000 to full tuition coverage, which helps to remove economic barriers for families.

$42 million

$42 Million endowment (rounded from 41,892,105), which provides roughly $1.5 Million in financial assistance and academic program support.

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“Sending me to Friends is one of the greatest of the many things my parents did for me. I am sure that it is the finest school I ever attended.”

Diane Mitchell ’60

“Our three children who graduated from Friends in 1987, 1994, and 1996 are enjoying rich lives, earned in a large way from their experiences at Friends School. For that, and for all that you continue to do, we want to show our appreciation.”

Janet and Wayne Ries

“I give because I believe in our school’s mission to educate the whole child, because I value our Quaker principles, and because I loved being part of this community as a teacher."

Cindy Burggraf