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K-6|Private
32 students
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School leader:  Megan Whitmarsh
524 East Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104

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(626) 793-2727
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"FWS is best known for its individualized learning and small class size."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    None, Choir / Chorus, Poetry, Drama, Painting...
  • World languages
    None
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90 reviews

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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · January 19, 2017
FWS goes beyond in this area. Not only is the staff, including the outdoor education supervisor, highly educated and trained in conflict resolution and peace promoting, they do a wonderful job at training and coaching the membership on how to... more

Supports LD students: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · January 19, 2017
The FWS teachers follow a responsive classroom approach. This wholistic teaching style considers different learning styles and the teaching staff does an exemplary job at meeting students where they are and guiding their growth and development... more

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · January 19, 2017
We are so fortunate at FWS to not only have wonderful leadership within our staff but also our parent body. Our membership and advisory board is comprised of so many talented, creative and effective people committed to community and education. ... more

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · January 19, 2017
A marker of a Quaker education is the beliefs that we are all teachers and learners and that each child has unique gifts and talents. The Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship are talked about,... more

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About this school

Friends Western School is a vibrant K-6 Parent- Teacher run, Cooperative Elementary School located in Pasadena, CA. Friends Western School rests in the foundation provided by the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each of us. This idea inspires the ethos of support, encouragement, respect and kindness that is evident at Friends Western. We are a member school of the Friends Council on Education and are proud to be the first Quaker cooperative in the United States.

February 01, 2013

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Last modified: January 19, 2017
Last modified Friends Western School is a Private school that serves grades K-6
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