About the Guide
What comes to mind when you hear the word “Quaker?”
Most people are at least vaguely familiar with the Quaker religion and have an idea of its guiding principles such as pacifism and equality.
But what is Quakerism really about, and what makes it so unique?
In this guide, we'll explore:
- The history of Quakerism and its founding principles
- What's important to understand about Quaker values and beliefs
- How Quakers have always been progressive and forward-thinking leaders
- The benefits of an inquiry-based Quaker education
Today, Quaker schools like Friends Academy still teach the timeless values of equality, service, simplicity, and integrity that have guided Quakerism since its founding. It’s part of what sets us apart and what makes earning a Quaker education so unique.
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At Friends Academy, we have always known that the highest standards for learning and living are required for the best education.
Values give us the conviction to transform ideas into action. Our Quaker approach to education is rooted in simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equity, stewardship, and service.
Students benefit from relationships with a diverse range of adults and peers who cultivate community, practice peace, and pursue justice. At Friends Academy, students learn from faculty and staff who model high expectations and serve as intellectual and professional role models.
We approach education with ethical purpose to use our knowledge for social change, empowering students to realize their impact on the world.
Through real-world problem-solving, students are not only taught the information they need, but shown how to discern information in a way that is innovative, inclusive, and influential.