Defining the Future

Olney Friends School — Defining the Future

“Olney Friends School changed the course of my life.” Class of 2014

Olney changed my son’s life. If I could monetize that, I would … I speak of Olney nearly every day. — Parent, Class of 2015

I was recently inspired by the idea that the journey of life is about re-finding your true self. That we were born complete, and then forget who we are, and as we grow and change, we are simply becoming more of who we were in the first place.

Olney Friends School changed the course of my life. It molded me at a vital time in my growing-up, and I will be forever grateful for the lessons learned through the community there. I cannot express enough how much this school affected me, in the most positive way. I attended one year at this school, yet the impact has been long-lasting…

Olney Friends helped me find parts of myself that I cherish to this day. I know that our youth will benefit from Olney as a place to learn, grow, play, share, and love. Countless lives have already been brightened by their mission; we can’t let their mission die. Let’s give back to a place that is constantly giving. — Class of 2014

#9300ff Raised $240,523 towards the $250,000 target.

Olney teaches environmental science in a way that you will not find in many high schools in the U.S. It has the Captina Conservancy to expand education on how what we do affects our environment. — Class of 1982, parent of classes 2005 and 2007

If you’re like me … Olney has played an important role in the life you live today. For some of you, Olney was where you were able to be a little weirdo and still be loved, where you learned a new language, met your future partner or spouse, and made some of your best, lifelong friends.

Olney was the first place in the whole world that I felt comfortable enough to come out as gay. And it is the place where my love of culture and languages was born. I am who I am today because of Olney Friends School. I do not know who I would be if it weren’t for Olney, but I am sure I am a better person for joining that little community … on the hill. — Class of 2006

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Phone: 740-425-3655