Established in 1837 by the 俄亥俄州 Yearly Meeting of Friends, Olney continues to cultivate the Quaker values of consensus, 完整性, and cooperative conflict resolution while honoring ethnic, 种族, 宗教, LGBTQIAS, 和社会经济多样性. Students participate integrally in all aspects of community life, 包括在宿舍里做决定, 仔细考虑学校提供的课程, 在厨房和农场工作. 100% of Olney graduates are admitted to 4-year accredited colleges and universities. The school is located on 350 USDA certified organic acres near the town of Barnesville, 俄亥俄州, 在阿巴拉契亚山脉的丘陵地带. The area is largely agricultural; nearby areas of ecological interest allow the school to offer hands-on environmental science education. The Olney farm provides not only food for the community, but also educational opportunities for students and revenue for the school. The Olney curriculum takes advantage of its small size, 国际学生的存在, and culture of inquiry to offer a unique academic environment for high school students. All courses teach core college preparatory material and skills while offering students opportunities to choose to engage with material at greater depth and at an individual pace.
查看主楼的虚拟游览, whose campus is “listed in National Register of Historic Places as Friends 登机 School and 俄亥俄州 Yearly Meetinghouse Historic District (National Register #358778).
View a virtual tour of the Stillwater Science Center: (description notes that it was acquired, upgraded, and equipped with new science labs in 2015):
Olney is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Friends Council on Education (FCE).
The 皇冠贵宾会网址 student body averages 50 students in grades 9-12. The faculty to student ratio is 1:3, and the median class size is 8. 学生们来自美国各地.S. and from many different countries in recent years, 包括阿富汗, 卢旺达, 中国, 埃及, 日本, 越南，哥斯达黎加和其他国家, representing a wide variety of 宗教 and secular traditions. The small size of the student body and inclusive values lead students of all backgrounds to socialize together, adding a multicultural global perspective inside and out of the classroom. Our faculty members generally possess significant teaching experience and over half hold advanced degrees (masters or doctorate).
The underlying principles of intentional community, combined with Quaker values for shared decision-making and equality, mean that Olney students take on multiple responsibilities for the smooth functioning of their school. All students at Olney participate weekly in consensus-based community meetings to develop policies and programming, and to respond to important issues as they arise. Designated student leadership opportunities include:
Most Olney classes follow an informal discussion format or use the Harkness Method to build inquiry based learning skills comparable to those of upper level college students. 学生们深深地沉浸在课程材料中, 批判性的思考, and develop argumentation styles for presentation of thoughtfully conceived positions. New indoor laboratory facilities constructed in 2014 complement Olney’s 350-acre “outdoor laboratory” where students collect new data to analyze in concert with decades of historic environmental data.
Students choose among multiple electives each year that cover college preparatory content and skills. Electives last from 4 to 8 weeks and can support students toward meeting graduation requirements. 近期选修课包括宗教哲学, 建立和保护财富, 数码电影制作. Co-curricular traditions at 皇冠贵宾会网址 include every student, and support the academic rigor and lifelong learning ethic characteristic of the school. 包括文学事件, 去博物馆, 历史及自然景点, 一年一度的“体操展览”演出, 特殊的食物, 和农场活动.
• 体育/运动: 4 years (including soccer, cross country, ultimate frisbee, swimming, and farmwork)
• 校园工作程序: 4 years (on-campus community service, including kitchen, janitorial, and maintenance jobs)
• 学校治理: 4 years (active participation in dorm- and school-level decisions through consensus-based weekly meetings)
在过去的五年内, Olney graduates were admitted to dozens of colleges, 大学和艺术学院, 包括: