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A Quaker Education

Although the only Quaker school in Georgia, The Friends School of Atlanta continues a 333-year Quaker tradition of education based on the belief that there is that of God or goodness in every person, which Friends have historically referred to as the Light. The school manifests Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship.

Quaker values, based in the worth of each person, are reaffirmed in the school by listening and negotiating in the spirit of unity. These same values lead us to strive for diversity among students,families, faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees and in all areas of school life. As students incorporate the value of human respect into their lives, we believe they will take their wisdom and turn it toward social issues that extend beyond the immediate community to the world at large.


FSA students embrace learning without fear of not being good enough. They learn to resolve conflicts without sacrificing respect for the other person. They make friends with and learn from others who don’t look and believe just as they do. They discover the rewards and responsibilities that come with being a member of a community. They are helped to find their voice, to believe in their voice and to have the courage to use their voice to advocate for peace and justice.