Friends Community School

FCS is a progressive Quaker school, founded on the belief that every child is a valuable member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, simplicity, integrity, and environmental stewardship, rooted in our Quaker heritage. Our educational approach is experiential; students learn through classroom activities, field trips, projects that build on concepts taught in the classroom, and through collaborations that provide opportunities for decision-making and leadership. Time for reflection on these experiences gives students awareness of themselves as learners, and awareness of their impact on the class and larger community. The result is happy, engaged, confident and accomplished citizens of the world.

Welcome to FCS!


FCS is accepting applications for a few remaining slots in Kindergarten and in grade 7 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Everything you need to know about visiting and applying to FCS can be found HERE.


FCS 2014 Summer Camp Registration is in full swing! New, unique camp programs added!
We provide a fun filled, creative and engaging environment for campers entering kindergarten through 9th grade. Click here to see the updated catalog and session availability. summer camp brochure

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Join the Friends Fun Run on Saturday, May 10, 2014!

Get sponsors, then run, jog or walk as many laps as you can around a short (about 550 feet) course in 30 minutes. Friends Fun Run is open to both FCS and non-FCS students. Grab your friends and skedaddle!

Breaking News: Run with Larry!

Pressed by his adoring young fans, Larry has joined the Friends Fun Run, challenged by his friends to run 40 laps in 30 minutes! Can he do it? Can you do it? We think you can!

More about Friends Fun Run.

Tom Kierein visits FCS
    Tom Kierein, News4 meterologist, discussed weather patterns and storms with the 1st and 2nd graders, who had some stories of their own to tell. More

FCS and Windpower
    We are proud of our community's accomplishment and commitment to green energy and a cleaner planet through our recent Clean Currents green energy initiative. Clean Currents may be gone, but wind power is still available! A local group, Groundswell, is negotiating with the big utility companies to get great pricing on wind power. More

FCS and Amazon Smile
    When you are shopping online, keep FCS in mind. Same products, same price, and a percentage to FCS at no cost to you.

Educational Rebate Programs
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              Friends Community School   ~   5901 Westchester Park Drive   ~   College Park, Maryland 20740   ~   301-441-2100