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PK-8|Private
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Choosing Friends School of Atlanta for our daughter has been, hands down, the best parenting decision we have ever made. From our first tour, we were taken by their commitment to each child as an individual, and to each child's growth, not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well. Just one semester in, I can confidently say they truly live up to their promises. Our daughter is a quiet, introspective child who is generally content to hang back. We were happy with her previous school, but she seemed to get overlooked and left behind. We didn't realize how much she wasn't learning before, until we saw the change in her at FSA. Now she comes home telling us stories of what she's learning, and classes she loves. It is evident she's become a full participant in her education and community, not just a bystander. The FSA community itself is also something to behold. With a history rooted in the civil rights movement, and a philosophy that embraced mindfulness centuries before "mindfulness" was cool, FSA focuses on and teaches us all to focus on the good in every person. They model the values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship every day. If you are looking for a school that will truly "get" your child, and encourage them to be their best self, academically, socially, emotionally and as a citizen of the world, you could not find a better school.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers here treat students as individuals. They respect them as people and meet them where they are, socially, emotionally, and academically, and then help bring them to where they need to be to be their best selves


Develops character: Strongly agree


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The school's stated values (called SPICES) of simplicity, peace, integrity, compassion, equality and stewardship inform every aspect of FSA life. It's not just lip service, it's a way of life.

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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It is amazing how genuinely nice these kids are to one another. At our daughter's old school, we were already seeing signs of "mean girl" cliques developing at the age of 4. At FSA they teach children to respect one another, and accept one another. Any interpersonal issues that do come up are well handled by the teachers, who help the kids to speak up for themselves and resolve conflicts together

Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The head of school is amazing. He is involved and engaged and a wonderful leader for this school and community.


Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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Teachers are experienced and trained to handle learning differences in the most effective ways, all the while making every student feel cherished and respected.



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FSA navigates a terrific balance of academic rigor, diversity and diversity sensitivity, problem solving, and encouraging self confidence by giving each student his/her own voice. Class sizes are small, and teachers are personable. Students learn the values of respect, responsibility, and creativity while learning the importance of academic growth. I am proud and pleased that my son attends the Friends School.



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My has attended since kindergarten. I really like that he is able to learn and play. The program has rigor and meets his individual needs. The staff is nice and responsive. The Friends School strives for excellence. I feel that my child is safe at this school.


Handles bullying effectively: Agree


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I experienced this with my child. I thought the school handled it very well

Supports LD students: Strongly agree


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They have lots of extra supports for children

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Last modified Friends School Of Atlanta is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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