We believe that education should address the range of human development—intellectual, social, physical and spiritual. We seek to meet each child at her or his developmental level and challenge that child to discover the full range of his/her/their abilities.
Academic excellence is our ultimate goal. Our curricula are designed to teach fundamental concepts and skills, using materials and methods that begin simply and grow in intellectual complexity and challenges for the students as they mature in years. For example, in science, students may use the same skills in different units and in successive years, but expectations of breadth, depth and performance are different.
From an early age, children in The Friends School of Atlanta also receive opportunities to be of service to the community. Students have cleaned school grounds, planted flowers, cleaned river banks, created health-related coloring books for medical facilities, collected food for a local food bank and served as mentors to the children of Our House, a preschool program for families experiencing homelessness, among scores of other activities.
We want our students to appreciate that knowledge and understanding open countless possibilities for their future. The Friends School nurtures enthusiasm in the classroom and a love for learning that will last a lifetime.