Alexandria Friends School (AFS) is a private, non-profit Quaker high school (grades 9-12) located at 25 South Quaker Lane in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Founded in 2006 by faculty and staff from another Friends school which closed at the end of the 2005-2006 school year, AFS’s goal is to help students who need to reconnect with their education. The founders of AFS are dedicated to continuing the nine-year tradition of Quaker education recently established in northern Virginia by the previous school and to reestablish the historic connection of the Religious Society of Friends with Quaker Lane.
Alexandria Friends School is operated in accordance with the practices and principles of the Religious Society of Friends ("Quakers"). In the Friends tradition of service to others, each student completes forty hours of community service for each year she or he is enrolled in the school. Students sign a statement of commitment which includes a pledge to tell the truth.
The school’s academic curriculum includes courses in English, foreign language, history, mathematics, science, and electives such as art. Four days each week the school day ends with a "Renaissance" class featuring popular electives.
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