Tandem Friends School offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in an environment built on Quaker values. Our students receive an education in which intellectual, ethical, artistic, and athletic ideals are pursued. We foster capable students who value a spiritual, egalitarian, kind, and creative community; thrive on independent, imaginative thought; are fully engaged in learning; and seek the very best from both themselves and their community.

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  • Tomorrow’s Leaders Grow in Tandem

    Tandem Friends fall admissions activites for the 2021-2022 school year are busily happening online. 

    To learn more about a Tandem Friends education, contact Mary Lyman Bias and check out our virtual tours, online 'drop-in hours' (Mondays from 5-6pm and Fridays from 1-2pm) and other resources on our admissions page.

    Check out one of our Virtual Admissions Information Sessions
    on April 20 or May 13, both held from 7-8pm. Email Admissions Director Mary Lyman Bias at mlymanbias@tandemfs.org to request an invitation to one of these sessions.

    Tandem Friends School is where curious, creative students become engaged, inspired, purposeful people. Ready to join them - and to change the world? 
  • Friends Council on Education Statement on Anti-Asian and Anti-Asian American Violence 

    The Friends Council on Education released the following statement on anti-Asian and anti-Asian American violence. We stand with them: 

    For the past year, Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been unfairly blamed for the COVID19 pandemic and have been the targets of racial slurs, xenophobia, and violence. The murders in Georgia – with six of eight of the victims being of Asian descent – have finally caught the nation's attention; for too long the violence against the AAPI community and the fear and suffering they have been experiencing has been downplayed. Friends Council stands committed to our ongoing work in antiracism and racial justice and we hold in the Light the many members of the AAPI community in our Friends school network and across the world. At this time we call on all in our Friends School communities to take action by learning more about our AAPI friends and neighbors and by raising your voices within your sphere of influence.
  • Reflections On a Shared History: A panel discussion on the desegregation of Virginia schools

    This year, as we celebrate Tandem’s 50th anniversary, we have taken time to reflect on the challenging era in which our school was founded. Last week, we hosted the online event “Reflections On a Shared History: A panel discussion on the desegregation of Virginia schools." If you missed this powerful March 11 event, you can watch the complete recording here.

    Our panelists - Amy Tillerson-Brown, Loran Wharton, Geoff Carter, Ansley Erickson and Gordon Fields - explored the history of racial division in public schools in Virginia and throughout the south, Virginia’s policy of Massive Resistance, and the creation of segregation academies throughout the state. Listen to them reflect on the impact of that history, its legacy in our communities and where we stand today. Moderated by Laura Allen Douglas.