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 May 13 from 7-8pm. Email Admissions Director Mary Lyman Bias at mlymanbias@tandemfs.org to request an invitation.

    Tandem Friends School is where curious, creative students become engaged, inspired, purposeful people. Ready to join them - and to change the world? 
  • Mother's Day Music Festival May 8 - Watch it Live Online!

    Tune in on May 8 from 3-6pm to a live stream of this year's Mother's Day Music Festival! This great Tandem tradition began in the late 80’s as an official school-run event, held each Mother's Day weekend. By the mid '90’s, it had become a completely student-organized, student-run event, unique every year. We weren't able to have the event last year, but we're happy to bring this year's to you virtually: click here to watch it live!

    We are also looking for any past MDMF pictures or videos! Whether you were a performer or a spectator, we'd love for you to share. If you have any, please send them to submissions@tandemfs.org!
  • The Life of a Writer:  A panel discussion featuring Tandem writers 

    While there may be debate about which Tandem tradition is the greatest, there is one topic on which the Tandem community can agree - Tandem graduates know how to express themselves. Our students learn how to turn a phrase to make themselves heard - eloquently, honestly, and powerfully. 

    Our virtual 50th Anniversary event - “The Life of a Writer” - was held on Saturday, April 24. This panel discussion, moderated by Peter Gaines, Upper School Director and poet, featured professional alumni writers Nathalie Heyward, TFS ‘76 (pen name Nin Andrews); Rebecca Morgan Frank, TFS ‘87; Meredith Cole, TFS ‘88; and current parent and children’s book author Marc Boston. Our panelists discussed their beginnings as writers, their inspirations and challenges, as well as their current projects. 

    Watch the recorded version of the event here.