Olney Friends School

61830 Sandy Ridge Road
Barnesville, OH 43713
Tel: 740-425-3655 ext 214
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12 | 39 students
Olney Friends School Main Building
Olney Friends School Main Building
Olney Friends School is a college preparatory co-educational boarding school for 40-50 students in grades 9 through 12, located in rural Barnesville, Ohio.
Olney Friends School challenges students to grow.
We celebrate intellectual vigor, provoke questions of conscience, and nurture skills for living in community.

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Listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 334 schools) for:

Definition of Terms 
2015 School Data
Olney Friends School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Society of Friends Non-denominational
Year Founded 1837 1910
Campus Size 350 acres 120 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 39 students 300 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score n/a * National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year No No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes No No
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 10 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:4 1:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 5 16
ESL Courses Offered Yes Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered No Yes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(5-day Boarding is available: $23,500 Tuition)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$9,400 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered Yes No


Application Deadline None / Rolling Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application Yes No
SSAT Required No Yes
Director of AdmissionsJoseph Sullivan

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered 5 16
CoursesAdvanced Environmental Science, Advanced Humanities, Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Spanish, Advanced Technology


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 2 14
SportsBasketball, Soccer


Total Extracurricular Organizations 8 24
ExtracurricularsAll-School Sing, Electives in theater, photography, 2-D art, 3-D art, Farm Team, Gymnastics -- for the whole school, Soccer, Field Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Running, Strength/Conditioning, Yoga, Student Dorm Staff, Student Self-Government, Tech Crew

School Notes:

  • Olney Friends School's students come from diverse international, religious, social and economic backgrounds. International students from 10 different countries make up 45% of our student body.
  • Course offerings include standard college preparatory courses (including Advanced classes, fine arts, and a variety of electives.
  • Every graduate is accepted into at least one college. Graduates of Olney Friends School are well prepared to enter college and the world of responsibilities and choices that await them.
  • School accreditations: ISACS accreditation; Member of NAIS, TABS, Friends Council on Education, OAIS

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Linsly School (24.2 miles away)
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