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Friends Community School

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Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive College Park, Maryland 20740
Coordinates38°59′18″N 76°54′16″W / 38.988363°N 76.904353°W / 38.988363; -76.904353Coordinates: 38°59′18″N 76°54′16″W / 38.988363°N 76.904353°W / 38.988363; -76.904353
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School typeProgressive
Religious affiliation(s)Quaker
Head of SchoolLarry Clements
Student to teacher ratio8:1
Tuition$19,420 (K-4)
$19,880 (5-6)
$21,530 (7-8)

Friends Community School (FCS) is a progressive, Quaker K-8 day school in College Park, Maryland.


In 1986, FCS was founded by the Adelphi Friends Meeting as a K-6 school.[1] Its current campus was built in 2007 when grades 7 and 8 were added to the school.


FCS divides its students between the Lower School (K-4) and Middle School (5-8). All FCS students study language arts, social studies, math, art, science, Spanish, music, and PE. Math is taught with the Math in Focus program.[2]

As a Friends school, FCS incorporates Quaker traditions across all grades. Those include regular times for silent reflection and the use of creative conflict resolution.[3]

All grades have annual camping trips to Catoctin Quaker Camp.[4]

Lower School (K-4)
Kindergarten students learn in traditional single-year classrooms. In grades first through fourth, students learn in two-year multi-age classrooms. The Lower School curriculum is centered around hands-on learning and unifying themes across different subjects.[5]

Middel School (5-8)
In grades fifth through eighth, students learn in traditional single-year classrooms. The Middle School curriculum emphasizes how what the students learn applies to the school community.[6] Middle School students are offered different arts electives.[2]

Student Body[edit]

  • 48% of the student body are students of color.
  • Average class size is 12-18 students.

High School Placement[edit]

FCS graduates go to a wide range of independent, Quaker, and public high schools in the Washington, DC area. Graduates from the class of 2017 matriculated to:[7]

  • Bishop McNamara High School
  • Brooklyn Friends School
  • Bullis School
  • DeMatha Catholic High School
  • Edmund Burke School
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
  • Elizabeth Seton High School
  • Albert Einstein High School
  • St. Vincent Pallotti High School
  • Northwestern Jim Henson Academy for the Visual/Performing Arts
  • Sandy Spring Friends School
  • School Without Walls High School


  1. "History". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Curriculum". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  3. "Mission & Values". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  4. "Traditions". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  5. "Lower School". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  6. "Middle School". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  7. "After FCS". Friends Community School. Retrieved 2018-03-11.

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