COVID-19 Status: While our campus is engaged in distance learning, the FCS Admissions Office continues to operate remotely. Admissions season for 2021-22 enrollment is now underway, and we welcome your inquiries. COVID-19 has altered some of our admissions practices, but we are here, eager to speak with you, and happy to answer your questions.
Tuition and fees for the following year are set by the FCS Board of Trustees each January. Next year's tuition will be posted here by January 22, 2021.
For the 2020-2021 school year, FCS's all-inclusive tuition is:
K thru 4th grade: $21,130
5th and 6th grades: $21,660
7th and 8th grades: $23,440 Several payment plans are available. Other fees and financial policies are described on the PDF Tuition and Fee Schedule.
FCS offers modest amounts of financial aid based on relative need. Approximately 40% of FCS families receive aid. To meet the needs of as many families as possible, the maximum grant is 50% of tuition. Supplemental assistance may be available for Quaker families.
FCS uses TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to process financial aid applications using secure, encrypted data. TADS works with over 500 independent schools (including many Quaker schools) and has customized their formulae to reflect the philosophy and values of our school. Application data submitted to TADS is provided to FCS’ Financial Aid Committee, who makes all final award determinations. The process is confidential throughout.
The deadline for financial aid applications for the 2021-22 school year is Friday, January 15, 2021. Visit TADS to apply.
Enrollment and Re-Enrollment Agreements for the upcoming school year are offered to parents in the preceding winter. For families who had applied for financial aid, the financial aid award is included in the Agreement. To reserve a student's space for the upcoming FCS school year, the Enrollment Agreement must be signed electronically by both parents/guardians and submitted with the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit by the indicated deadline.
Parents/guardians are responsible for the full year's tuition, minus any financial aid offered, unless written notice of withdrawal is received before July 1. Optional tuition insurance is available.
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