Rooted in Quaker values, Tandem Friends School prepares young people for higher education and fulfilling lives of integrity, creative expression and service. ~ Tandem Friends Mission Statement
At Tandem Friends School, we believe that the finest education is achieved through an active partnership between faculty and students. We honor students by holding them to high standards. Teachers are dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic and moral growth of each student. In turn, our students are expected to enter into this partnership with a sense of responsibility and respect for their mentors and for the entire school community.

Our community has a remarkable tradition of educating young learners to become powerful and purposeful adults. Students at Tandem Friends are honored and respected as they grow into adulthood. Providing an exemplary academic experience in a spiritual community based on Quaker values is an uplifting and sustaining mission that binds us together in a shared vision.

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  • Philosophy

    The essence of our philosophy is captured in the school’s unofficial mottoes: “Freedom with Responsibility” and “Kindness and Wisdom."
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  • Academic Excellence

    Founded on uniquely collaborative relationships among faculty and students, Tandem Friends School offers an academic and intellectual education of the first order. We nurture in each student an enthusiasm for discovery of knowledge, an appreciation for the beauty and power of ideas, and a commitment to intellectual growth. 
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  • Quaker Values and Integrity

    Life in our community reflects the Quaker belief that there is an ineffable element of the divine in each person, and that the most fulfilling life is one in which we recognize this in ourselves and in others.

    We strive to honor the traditional Quaker values of simplicity in our personal habits; peace and reconciliation; integrity; community; a social order marked by equality and justice; and an abiding commitment to service and environmental stewardship. 
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  • Non-Discrimination and Inclusivity

    Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs. 

    Inclusivity Statement

    At Tandem Friends School we foster an inclusive community that values and celebrates the experiences of people of different races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, family structures, economic positions, faith traditions, physical abilities, learning profiles, and nationalities. We believe that such inclusivity benefits our community and prepares our students to be culturally proficient, contributing members of the diverse and multi-faceted world they inhabit.

    Guided by the Quaker principles of equality, mutual respect, and integrity, we recognize the innate worth and the "inner light" in everyone. The belief that we are all part of one human community influences all of our practices and reinforces our commitment to multicultural education. The faculty and staff  model and promote an appreciation for diversity in our academic curriculum, advisory program, speaker series, Learning Resource Center, and experiential learning programs.

    Admissions and hiring committees at Tandem Friends School seek to attract and retain a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Financial assistance is available on a need basis to all in order to reduce socioeconomic barriers that might limit access to a Tandem Friends education.