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Friendship Christian School

Friendship Christian School is a coeducational private Baptist school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Friendship Christian School says

I am thankful for a supporting ministry, Friendship Baptist Church, that believes in producing life-long learners, enriching students’ lives and creating disciples of Christ. I serve under the President of FCS, Bob Vradenburgh, and a school board that is committed to the success of FCS.

I am thankful that families from over 74 churches have entrusted us with their child’s education. I believe we continue to foster interactive and supportive partnerships with our students and families. We have a thriving parent association that is involved in helping us through volunteer opportunities and in many other ways. We have taken the time to listen to them through surveys and strategic planning meetings and together have built a compassionate community where knowledge is pursued with excellence, where faith is rooted in Christ, and where character is exemplified through service.

I am thankful for colleagues that are called to the field of Christian education. Our teachers are a “living curriculum.” This is not just a slogan around here, but a reality. Because of their commitment to Christ first, our teachers are able to nurture, challenge and equip the students to reach their full potential academically. They work endlessly to help students develop critical thinking skills, effectively apply acquired knowledge, prepare for the challenges of the 21st century – all at the student’s individual ability level.

I am thankful that students are able to participate in a variety of fine arts and athletic opportunities. It is important for them to enrich their lives by developing skills that they can use for a lifetime. Our size allows many students this privilege.

Finally, and most importantly, I am thankful that God has counted me worthy to be used by Him to make an impact in students’ lives that will last for eternity. I have the wonderful privilege of watching students grow in academic wisdom, attend the college of their choice, and then be used by God in their chosen vocational field. I also have the privilege of watching students use their fine arts and athletic talents to be an effective witness to others. However, my greatest privilege is to watch a child develop in his or her Christian walk and watch that child become a well-rounded servant leader used by God to make an impact in someone else’s life for eternity.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions. It will be our privilege to show you how we are creating a compassionate community where knowledge is pursued with excellence, where faith is rooted in Christ and where character is exemplified through service!!!

Look forward to meeting you one day.

Stay faithful and Finish strong,

Ric Nelson Head of School


Pursuing knowledge with excellence involves so much more than just teaching a child to do well on school assignments. Scripture teaches that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge (Proverbs 1:7). Teaching children to respect, love, and obey God is the framework for the biblical worldview that permeates our classes, curricula, and discussions. Whether the textbook is secular or Christian in nature, the faculty of Friendship Christian School seeks to deepen students’ understanding by presenting material through the light of God’s Word (Psalm 119:30). Through this lens students interpret data, consider perspectives, evaluate information, and discern truth from error.

In our efforts to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century, we encourage students to refine their study habits, articulate their thoughts, and defend their beliefs. Elementary students are challenged to think outside the box in multiple disciplines as they integrate learning throughout the day. Middle school students benefit from courses covering topics such as note taking, test preparation, and time management. High school students analyze and evaluate information through logic and speech courses. It is our desire that our students think critically and achieve academically to the fullest potential.

Thank you for investing in your child’s education here at Friendship. We trust that He who began this work will also be faithful to complete it in the lives of students (Philippians 1:6). Please pray for us as we strive to be faithful in the ministry of nurturing and instructing the next generation.

Mission Statement

Mission, Vision and Values Our Mission Friendship Christian School seeks to provide an excellent educational experience from a biblical worldview in order to produce the next generation of well-rounded servant leaders.

Our Vision

Friendship Christian School will be a compassionate community where knowledge is pursued with excellence, where faith is rooted in Christ, and where character is exemplified through service. We are dedicated to creating a caring and nurturing environment, producing life-long learners, creating disciples of Christ, and enriching students’ lives.

Our Core Values

Based on the premise that the Scriptures are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice

Community—creating a caring and nurturing environment by

• fostering interactive, supportive partnerships with the home

• securing a faculty of Christlike, committed mentors who will nurture, challenge, and equip students

• encouraging student leadership throughout the student body

Knowledge—producing life-long learners by

• offering a comprehensive academic foundation from a biblical worldview for students at various ability levels

• developing critical thinking skills in our students

• equipping students to effectively apply acquired knowledge

• preparing students for the ever-changing challenges of the 21st century

Faith—creating disciples by

• assisting students in developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

• teaching students to articulate the biblical foundations of the faith

• enhancing spiritual growth through mentoring

• providing missions opportunities that will impact others for Christ

Character—enriching students’ lives by

• developing excellence in fine arts

• fostering an environment of physical well-being through a variety of athletics

• offering opportunities to serve the community



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


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Academic Calendar: Quarter

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 5
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
1 3
2 1
3 2
4 1
5 1
6 1
7 3
8 1
9 1
10 2
11 1

Friendship Christian School's enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Friendship Christian School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Dress Code Casual
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 80%
Hispanic/Latino 20%

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