I love Virginia Beach Friends School because the atmosphere is a loving and caring one. The children bring their lunches and eat with teachers under some wonderful trees. It is a homey atmosphere and creates an environment where children are free to express and encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions. Parents are involved and love the school also.
Friends School is a small, nurturing environment where students feel they are a member of a family. Children and parents both benefit from experiences within the wonderful school community, learning more than what is taught in the classroom.
VBFS is a unique community of students, families, alumni, faculty/staff, and Friends where experiential learning is valued and life-long learning is encouraged. I love coming to school each day because there is always something new to learn, regardless of what your role is in the community!
We love the Cottage program (pre-school) because it is a rare gem these days to find a 'learn-through-play' program. The children are not force-fed their ABCs and 123s quite yet! They are learning to love each other and love coming to school. The rest will come later! We drive about 30mins twice a day to come to Friends. It's worth every minute!
Because of: 1. The Friends/Quaker School basic principles. 2. Their wholistic student-family emphasis. 3. Their strong community-service oriented philosophy & outreach. 3. The student needs supersede academic/statistical results. 4. Creative, aesthetic development & opportunities. 5. The loving, kind natures of administrators and teachers.
I love Virginia Beach Friends School because it believes in the possibilities for every child and brings out the best in all of them. Respect and kindness to one another are the hallmarks of the relationships between and among the children and the teachers. I taught at Friends for about 30 years, our two children--now grown and on their own--attended Friends, and I have continued to teach part-time. The school is a real jewel and the students I have known have all felt thier friends experience was an importnat part of their life's journey.
As a Quaker school, Virginia Beach Friends School offers the best and most well rounded education in the Hampton Roads area for our children to learn and to be successful in their life. It focuses on the individual potential of each child to not only to be able to proceed from secondary education to their next education step, but teaches critical thinking and the ability to be successful!
It encourages children to be who they are, build self-confidence, tolerance, patience, social conscience, and to be open to new and different experience
My son has flourished since being at VBFS. After being at public school first, we were able to see what a positive impact VBFS has on him and our family. We were welcomed back as if we never left and are truly treated as family. My son's confidence is at an all time high. The cork has been unplugged on his creativity. Thank you to all the amazing teachers and administration.
VBFS is a unique Quaker school that embodies the values of equality, community, harmony,and simplicity throughout its curriculum and student-teacher interactions. It emphasizes small class size, individual attention and a vigorous and creative curriculum.
My children are now 28yrs old, and still remember Friends School as very special place. A place where they learned much about themselves along with the value of equality and social conscience.
This is a very nice small school! For the younger kids it gives them a chance to explore and they learn so much! For the older kids, they have great opportunities to participate in amazing projects and all 3 of my kids have truly grown there!
Friends provided the highest academic standards for my son, complemented by a nourishing environment and a comprehensive sports program.
Small classes and excellent teachers have made my daughter love school.
Children are taught to think out of the box. The school has small classes with big opportunities to expand a child s ability to development socially and intellectually.
This is our 10th year at Friends. Not only has my son thrived academically, he has become a confident young man who has learned to be comfortable in his own skin and step outside of his comfort zone, trying new, exciting opportunities. The arts and athletics have helped make him a well-rounded teenager.
This is an incredible school. They are masters at teaching. Most of all, they help students to self-educate.
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