Non-Discrimination Statement

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

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Name: Michelle Schlesinger
Title: Director of Finance and Operations
Office Address: 279 Tandem Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone Number: (434) 296-1303 x327

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.


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.