“The joy of an extraordinary education!”
That’s what people tell us they feel when they enter our school. Students laugh, share their work with pride, and settle into time for reflection. Kindergarteners and 8th graders walk hand-in-hand down the hall. Teachers know each of their students, and know how to ignite curiosity in each of them. The joy of learning is palpable.  

Welcome to FCS's inclusive community and unique blend of Quaker values and progressive education. We invite you to visit.


Connie Belfiore Kate O'Connor
Director of Admissions and Outreach Associate Director of Admissions

FCS At a Glance

  • 240 students
  • Lower and Middle School (K-4 | 5-8)
  • Average class size: 12-16 students
  • Student/teacher ratio: 8 to 1
  • Before- and after-school Extended Day
  • LEED-certified green building
  • 17 acres next to Greenbelt National Park
  • Located in College Park, near major arteries, UMD, and NASA
  • Serving families from Capitol Hill, Bowie, Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Laurel, and nearby Greenbelt, Hyattsville, and University Park.

FCS Admissions

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FCS values diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin. We welcome and celebrate families of all faiths and backgrounds.
Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740