Friends Academy students who choose to apply to independent or parochial schools usually have several choices available to them. Public and private schools welcome our graduates as they are well prepared and confident, with a strong sense of self and openness to new experiences.

After eighth grade, Friends Academy students move on to a wide variety of independent and public secondary schools. Beginning in the spring of grade seven, the Assistant Head of School for Instruction & Student Life works closely with students, parents, and teachers in the careful selection of and application to secondary schools. In further preparation for the secondary school application process, Friends hosts a Secondary School Night each spring for seventh grade students and their parents, which is attended by admissions officers from various independent day and boarding schools; faculty and administrators conduct mock interviews for eighth grade students each fall; and eighth grade students review for the SSAT in both their math and English classes.

In the past four years, Friends Academy graduates have gone on to attend the following secondary schools:

Tabor Academy

Bishop Stang High School

Portsmouth Abbey School

Providence Country Day School

Moses Brown School

Dartmouth High School

St. Andrew’s School

Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School

St. George’s School

Dublin School

The Putney School

Old Rochester Regional High School

Middletown High School

Acton-Boxborough Regional High School

Sturgis Charter Public School

Joseph Case High School

Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School

Choate Rosemary Hall

Riverview School

Bishop Hendricken High School

Tiverton High School

Eagle Hill School

Fairhaven High School

Proctor Academy

St. Mary Academy – Bay View

Lincoln School

New Bedford High School

Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts

Germantown Friends School

Milton Academy

Wheeler School

Philips Exeter Academy

Middlebridge School

Lawrenceville School

Cape Cod Academy

Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School

Falmouth Academy

Tilton School

Taft School

Williston Northampton School

Putney School

Rocky Hill School

Holderness School