United Friends School had humble beginnings as a cooperative school founded in 1984 by parents seeking an independent education for children. Since its founding, UFS has centered our work on the Quaker principles of care for one another, truthfulness, simplicity, community, and peaceful resolution of conflict. As UFS grows, we remain bound by our founding principles and continue to make the commitment to not only support, but to enrich the education of our United Friends School students. Students who attend UFS discover the power of experiential learning, learn how to solve issues in the community, and tap into a love of learning and discovery that lasts a lifetime. Students leave UFS with an understanding of what it means to see the Light in themselves and in others, and are well prepared to stand apart through high school and beyond.
We invite every family, friend, and community supporter to join us to further the vision of UFS for our students of today, and our students for years to come.
Philanthropy is an essential part of the lifeblood that sustains United Friends School and helps our students grow. We have renamed our most important fund “The United Friends Fund”! Every dollar of school designated (unrestricted) gifts helps pay for everything that goes into a UFS education, every day. Your gift, at a level that feels good for you (gifts to UFS start at $1), has a direct impact our students’ experiences throughout the class year. The flexibility of an unrestricted gift also help us provide tuition assistance to 61% of our families, a commitment rooted in our Quaker testimonies of equality and community.
We recognize gifts of all kinds to UFS, including the gift of time. If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents to UFS, please fill out our Volunteer Interest and Availability form so we know what opportunities you are interested in. We will host a volunteer training session for any volunteers asked to help with our fundraising events and other volunteer needs at UFS. We love and appreciate our volunteers, and we are grateful for anyone who is able to volunteer throughout the year.
Without our sponsors, much of what we do would not be possible. Please consider supporting our sponsors with your patronage today.