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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  • Track Team State Meet Success!

    More than ten of our track team members competed last weekend in the VISSA State Track Meet. Congratulations to our men's 4 x 800m relay team for placing second in the state! Way to go Badgers!!!
  • Middle Schoolers Share Best Selves in Service

    Middle Schoolers served all over Charlottesville recently! 7th graders worked with 2nd graders at Cale Elementary on booklets about numbers, shapes and colors in Spanish and English. 5th and 6th graders headed to Darden Towe Park to work on trash pickup. The 8th grade continued the beautification theme at Ragged Mountain Natural Area and on the Rivanna Trail at Jordan Park, restoring areas washed away by this summer's rains. Other 8th graders lifted hearts by sharing their Into the Woods repertoire with neighbors at the Albemarle Health and Rehabilitation Center. Patients there were visibly cheered by their talent along with the individual conversations that followed. The Middle School students made us very proud. 
  • New Middle School Director Arrives

    Tandem's new Middle School Director, Todd Love, has settled into his new position on campus. Todd holds an MA in English from UVA and a BA in English and History from Rice University and brings a rich background in independent school education and administration. With teaching experience in both history and theater, his main love has been teaching Middle and Upper School English, which he did at St. Catherine's in Richmond, VA for close to 20 years, also serving as English Department Chair from ten years. In 2004, he became Middle School Director at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis, TN, leading 25 faculty in the education of approximately 240 middle school students.

    Please join us in welcoming Todd, his wife, Susan, and their fifteen-year-old son, Mason, to our community. 

At a Glance

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  • 6:1

    Student to Teacher Ratio
  • 72%

    Faculty with Advanced Degrees
  • Over 2000

    Student Community Service Hours Last Year