Friends Western School

Private, Friends, K-5

 524 E Orange Grove Blvd
       Pasadena, CA  91104

 (626) 817-2481

Student/teacher ratio:  7.8
Number of students:  47

Racial breakdown:
African American:

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by a parent
Friday, September 17, 2010

Open Quote This school is a wonderful, special place where students love learning! Enthusiasm is high among parents, teachers, and students. My son is entering his third year at FWS, and could not be happier. He gets to do Yoga, go hiking, spend time doing art, and experience multi-age, multi-disciplinary learning experiences. After school, he receives piano lessons on-site, and attends a unique art based after-care program offered through the Pasadena Arts Council. Not only are the academics individualized, the teacher/student ratio is 1:7! You really cannot find a school like this one in the area. It is the elementary school I wish I could have attended as a child. Close Quote

by a parent
Sunday, April 4, 2010

Open Quote My child has been at Friends Western school (FWS) for a year now and we have been so happy here. Students are exposed to many great educational and physical activities, such as Yoga, Hiking, Cooking, Art classes, and scientific experiments. The curriculum is planned in such way that makes learning really fun and enriching. Their multiple intelligence cirriculum exposes children to the each of the subject in so many level. I could not believe my ears when my 6 year old, who usually has a very short attention spans, came home and explain the Civil Wars to me and ask if we could go to the library to get more books on this subject. I feel that this teaching/learning method creates a true understanding of each subject beyond the traditional memorization sort of lesson. The weekly hike,outdoor education, and gardening also spark his appreciation and respect for nature. It is wonderful to see this.What also sets the school apart is the small ratio of teacher and student. It amazes me how much my child's teacher knows about him and how much he appreciates and notices that. I can go on and on about things I love about this school. I really wish that every children get to have an educational experience like this. Close Quote

Enrollment information for Friends Western School

Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 16 2 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 24
2008 12 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 14
2010 7 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 11
2012 17 7 0 5 0 0 0 0 29
2014 34 2 4 2 0 2 3 0 47
2016 40 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 47

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Student/Teacher Ratio Friends Western School

Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 24 2.9 8.2 n/a
2008 14 2.3 6.0 n/a
2010 11 2.4 4.5 n/a
2012 29 3.0 9.6 n/a
2014 47 6.1 7.7 n/a
2016 47 6.0 7.8 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

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