Founded in 1988, Flora Dale School aims include the holistic development of its students in grades Nursery to twelve towards enriching the quality of life. A co-educational, school of more than 2500 students, we set the highest standards of academic achievement, intellectual growth, ethical awareness and behavior, sportsmanship and other good qualities to our students. The School takes leadership seriously and our concern for character is a point of distinction. Our mission has never been narrow to prepare students for college, but rather to provide an experience which goes far beyond college requirements, addressing important personal aspects of growth and maturity. Through the years the means of achieving our aims have changed, yet FDS size and its particular balance of tradition and innovation continue to provide exceptional opportunities to deserving students from diverse social, geographic and ethnic backgrounds. Our unflagging commitment to each student's intellectual, moral and physical growth and to the considerable resources of faculty, facility and locale creates a school which is larger than the sum of its parts. Flora Dale believes in the notion that teachers should take part in student's lives. FDS faculty does what the best faculties do: it supports the highest level of academic activity, but it also creates a special form of life for the student. This relationship between students and faculty reaches beyond the classroom and affirms and nurtures the spirit, as it challenges the mind. In this way, the faculty fulfills the founding vision of Flora Dale. Teachers take up the teaching profession as "their life's work". This means giving him the opportunity to flower in goodness so that he is rightly related to people, things and ideas, to the whole of life.