Westbury Friends School

Location:

550 Post AvenueWestburyNew York11590United States View Map

Employees:

30

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SIC Codes:

8211

NAICS Codes:

611110

Phone:

(516) 333-3178
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Description:

Westbury Friends School is a culturally diverse Friends school in the heart of Nassau County. It was founded in 1957 by the members of the Westbury Monthly Meeting, under whose care the school still exists. The school opened with 16 children, including four from Quaker families. In its earliest years, classes were held in the two buildings that are now known as the Orthodox Building and the Center. Children come to Westbury Friends School because of the strong educational program that the school provides, the deep sense of community that exists, and because of the Quaker values that are woven into the very fabric of the learning community. Westbury Friends School is a not-for-profit educational corporation, chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. It is a part of the New York State Association of Independent Schools. WFS is a member of Friends Council on Education, which provides professional development, publications and other resources, keeping Friends schools, and their missions, connected. In 2011, a short documentary was created based on the story of two students, one descended from slaves, another a descendant of a Quaker family that freed the slaves, who came together as classmates at Westbury Friends School. The piece won a Telly Award and a Bridge Film Festival award. Watch it here or on YouTube.

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