Finding the right name to fit our program was a challenging yet incredibly rewarding experience. Friends Academy wanted to choose a person who embraced its values and mission, and one who truly understood the needs of all children, particularly those who struggled with learning.

Sally Borden, a beloved teacher, taught at Friends Academy for thirty years until her death from cancer in 2005. She is remembered for her compassion for all children, and as one who embraced the notion that each child comes with a unique range of strengths and weaknesses.

Sally looked at learning differences as learning diversity. She worked with children individually to bring out the best in each. This is exactly the kind of spirit and philosophy that the Sally Borden Program embraces. In Sally’s honor, and integrating Sally’s own philosophy of education, The Sally Borden Program at Friends Academy is committed to helping students with language-based learning differences to realize their full potential.

Friends Academy has reopened campus to all students for the 2020-21 school year. Read more.