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Richmond Friends School is a Preschool-8th grade independent Quaker school founded in 1971. Our multi-aged classrooms are purposefully designed to have low student to teacher ratios allowing for customized instruction, expectations and assessments tailored to the academic and social needs of each individual child. Students are challenged to solve problems critically and collaboratively in a rich and nurturing community where faculty and staff, parents and guardians, and students are all important partners in the dynamic process of learning. Our graduates go on to be life-long learners and compassionate citizens committed to making the world a better place. Richmond Friends School admits students of any race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.



The Richmond Friends School Board of Directors is pleased to announce Rebekah Dimick Eastman, PhD as the new Head of School beginning in June of this year. Rebekah (Becky) holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Brown University and a PhD in Educational Studies from Ball State. She attended Earlham College for her undergraduate work and taught high school biology and math in Wisconsin before moving back to Richmond. Most recently, Becky taught courses such as Foundations of Education and Reading for Diverse Learners as a faculty member of Ball State University after serving as Director of Graduate Programs in Education at Earlham College. 

“We are delighted that Becky is joining us. Her education and experience make her a perfect fit, and her love for this community is evident in the way she talks about Richmond and RFS’ future. This special school is in good hands!” – Board Clerk, Alison Zajdel

Becky is replacing current Head of School Steve Cleaver who is leaving in June to concentrate on his writing and yoga practice. Steve served the school for nearly a decade as School Coordinator and then Head of School. His dedication to our students was immense and felt deeply during his tenure. He will be missed!

Becky is a Quaker and currently lives in Richmond with her husband Eric. Their two sons, Alex and Ted, both attended Richmond Friends School.

“As a parent and an educator, I have always been impressed with Richmond Friends School’s dedication to the whole child, which results in amazing outcomes for RFS students. I am excited to join this community that aligns so closely with what we know is good for children and is such a joyous place to be!” said Becky. 

The Head of School search committee was composed of two Richmond community members, an RFS parent, a RFS teacher, and a RFS board member. We welcome Becky with excitement for the future! 

We encourage parents and families to introduce themselves to Becky as she will be familiarizing herself with daily routines and RFS families as the school year comes to a close. 

Special Thanks:
Thank you to our annual supporters and sponsors who help our school remain affordable for students in our community!  Today, we’d like to recognize our corporate partners including:  VanVleet Insurance, Wetzel Family Auto, Richmond Orthodontic Specialists.  Thank you for your support! 
Contact us if you’d like to be a sponsor!

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There are so many unique benefits to an education at Richmond Friends School. Multi-age classrooms engage students in peer mentoring and modeling and allows teachers to address and adjust to individual challenges and gifts… Learn More

Upcoming Events


April 8: School Closed, Solar Eclipse

April 17: Spring Concert, 6:30 pm, WRF Worship Room

April 26th: Half Day, Teacher Work Day