Friends Academy students choose to apply to a variety of independent, parochial, and public secondary schools. 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, parochial, 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.

Where Are They Now?

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

Private Schools

  • Bishop Stang High School
  • Boston University Academy
  • Concord Academy
  • Dana Hall School
  • Kimball Union Academy
  • Lincoln School
  • Miss Porter’s School
  • Moses Brown School
  • New Hampton School
  • Portsmouth Abbey School
  • Proctor Academy
  • Providence Country Day School
  • St. Andrew’s School
  • Tabor Academy
  • Wheeler School

Public Schools

  • Apponequet High School
  • Dartmouth High School
  • Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
  • Fairhaven High School
  • Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
  • Old Rochester Regional High School
  • Portsmouth High School
  • Somerset Berkley Regional High School

Schools for Students With Language-Based Learning Differences

  • Eagle Hill School
  • Landmark School
  • Mill Springs Academy (Ga.)
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