A Progressive, Independent Day and Boarding High School

Welcome to Olney Friends School! Since 1837, we have been providing quality, college-preparatory education for students in grades 9-12. Rooted in the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, our progressive educational model blends aspects of a mastery-based learning system with a project-based curriculum.

An International Learning Community

Each year, Olney welcomes between 40 and 60 students from diverse international, religious, social, cultural and economic backgrounds. In recent years, aspiring young minds have visited us from across The United States and the world. Since 2015, our students came to us from over a dozen U.S. states and over a dozen countries, including Russia, China, Vietnam, Germany, Ethiopia, Ecuador, South Korea, Egypt, Rwanda, Mexico, Costa Rica, Japan and Saudi Arabia.