Founded in 1837, the Olney Friends School is a co-educational boarding and day school in Barnesville, Ohio. The school is affiliated with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and offers a college preparatory program to students in grades 9-12.
The 10 faculty members employ teaching methods based the traditional “unprogrammed” Quaker worship service. Students ask questions and seek their own truth as part of the learning process.
The challenging curriculum requires students to complete 22 hours in academic subjects including religion and fine arts and a 20-page essay.
Students complete 23 hours of community service and outdoor education each year. All students are accepted to four-year university programs before graduation. The cost for tuition, room and board for the 2013-2014 school year is $29,800. Day students pay $8,900.