Our School

Friendly Hills students photoFriendly Hills Middle School serves students in grades 5-8. With an emphasis on integrating technology, the arts, and rigorous academics, students at Friendly Hills develop skills necessary to achieve their academic goals and become lifelong learners. Friendly Hills' caring teachers use strategies that target individual learning styles to enhance course content and promote students' critical thinking skills.

Friendly Hills also incorporates service learning at all grade levels to provide real life, hands-on experiences and prepare students to be responsible global citizens. 


  • Everything at Friendly Hills is guided by the "STAR" philosophy that emphasizes Service, Technology, Arts and Rigor.

  • Four Rs logo - Responsibility, Respect, Relationships, ReadinessStudents are organized into smaller “communities” to encourage development of meaningful relationships between students and staff

  • Gifted and Talented specialty courses and academic clustering in all grade levels help meet the academic needs of all learners. Learn more about Friendly Hills' Gifted and Talented program.

  • The AVID program (which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination) promotes college readiness and high expectations for all students. Learn more about AVID.

  • Band, Orchestra and Choir are offered in grades 5-8.

  • All students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities in the arts, academics, leadership and athletics. Enrichment programs both before- and after-school are also available. Learn more about activities at Friendly Hills.

  • The school's annual Make a Difference Day is a service learning event where grade-level teams work together to make a difference in their community, the country or the world.

Download a fact sheet (English/Español) for more information about Friendly Hills.