Welcome to FCS! We look forward to getting to know your family.

Step 1: Visit Us

We host six Open Houses as well as evening home receptions from October through January. 

Step 2: Online Profile

Click Start Your Inquiry to create an online profile and receive FCS Admissions news. We'll send you a username and password for the FCS portal, necessary for proceeding.

Step 3: Ask Current School for Documents

Before or while completing your online application (Step 4), arrange for your child's current school to submit teacher recommendations and school records directly to FCS. All forms must be received no later than Thursday, December 12 (Early Applicants) or Friday, January 17.

Online teacher recommendation forms are preferred. Log into the FCS portal and send the form from your child's Admissions Progress page. Alternatively, download hard copies: Teacher Recommendation Form for Applicants to Kindergartenfor Applicants to Grades 1-6for Applicants to Grades 7-8 Language Arts and Grades 7-8 Math

Applicants to Grades 1-8 should complete and submit the Request for School Records Form (Grades 1-8) to their current school's office or registrar.

Step 4: Submit Your Application

Click the "Apply Now" button to start an application. Log in with your FCS portal username and password or open a new account. You may pause and resume as necessary.

We encourage applications to be submitted early. 
    • Early Application Deadline: Thursday, December 5 - Fee: $50
    • Regular Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 15 - Fee: $100
Please note that a separate application is required for Financial Aid.

Step 5: Student Visit & Parent Meeting

Once you have submitted your application and we have received your supporting documents, our Admissions Office will contact you to schedule two appointments via our online booking system: a Student Visit and a Parent Meeting.

Student Visit
All students applying to FCS are invited to visit the school. Applicants for Kindergarten and First Grade are invited to one of several morning playdates with other applicants and a team of FCS teachers. Applicants for grades 2-8 are invited to spend a day at the school.

Parent Meeting
All parents applying to FCS schedule a 30-minute meeting with Connie Belfiore, Director of Admissions. The Parent Meeting is an opportunity to talk about the match between your family and FCS and to have your questions answered.

Admissions decisions are communicated in early March.

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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
301-441-2100