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Virginia Beach Friends School
School Name:
Virginia Beach Friends School
Street Address:
1537 Laskin Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Head of School:
Mr. Michael Barclay
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Conditional Accreditation
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
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Admissions Contact:
Mr. Michael Barclay
Admissions Email:
8/14/2018 1:46:00 PM Religious Denomination School
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Virginia Beach Friends School aims to educate the whole child, developing strong academic intellect and personal character, through recognition of each child’s individual light and living the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship


Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS) is a Quaker co-educational independent school serving students ranging from Pre-K through Grade 12. Located just miles from the Chesapeake Bay yet situated in the heart of the bustling Hampton Roads metropolitan area, our school's unique location allows students to learn by doing. Whether harvesting oysters in local riverbeds for environmental science or creating a curated art show as a Senior Project - VBFS students see their learning come to life. Plus, our balanced student to teacher ratio allows instructors to deliver an unprecedented level of attention to each individual learner, ensuring student success no matter the age or academic level.

Founded in 1955, Friends continues a 350-year tradition of Quaker educational principles committed to an inquiry-based curriculum and experimental learning. VBFS is as much of an idea as it is a location. Having progressed from a simple gathering of children to the thriving community it is today - we not only serve students from the greater Virginia Beach area, but students from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, and even exchange students from Europe to Asia and even South America.

But above all else, VBFS is a community that values diversity and inclusivity, as our student body represents a wide variety of religious faiths, backgrounds and cultures. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing different ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another.



School Fast Facts:
Friends School
1537 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach VA  23451
Head of School - Dr. Jack Lewis
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Established 1955
School size 150
College Preparatory
1st 12th Grade Graduating class 1999
Sports (Middle & Upper School):  No cut policy/academic contract required
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