Friend School Board Of Trustees

Mission Statement of Virginia Beach Friends School:

At Virginia Beach Friends School (VBFS), we integrate the Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, peace, and environmental stewardship in a nurturing community of academic excellence that encourages mutual respect, personal responsibility, and the fulfillment of each person’s potential, based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone.


Virginia Beach Friends School is governed by a Board of Trustees that is composed of members of the Virginia Beach Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, parents of students at VBFS and members of the broader community.

The Board of Trustees provides support for all aspects of the school through policy development, fiscal oversight, strategic planning, and fundraising.

The Board of Trustees is not involved in the daily operation of the school.

The function of the Board of Trustees is to keep the Mission and serve as fiduciaries for the School.

As with every business, expertise is needed on the Board of Trustees in all aspects of governance.

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to govern the school and to support the Head of School.

As a Board of Trustees member, awareness and love of the educational process is needed. At Friends School, a presence in the Spirit and constant desire to find that of God in students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators is most essential.

There are several subcommittees within the Board of Trustees: Advancement, Spiritual Life, Budget and Finance, and Building and Grounds.

Those with skills in these areas who are led to support the School can be invited to serve on a subcommittee without having to be a member of Board of Trustees.

Members of the Board of Trustees are selected by the Board of Trustees.


Maintained By: Friend School Board Of Trustees
Last Revision Date: 09-2023