2022-23 Admissions Update:  Our fall admissions events are now complete. We will release our event schedule for 2023-24 entry by early September. In the meantime, if you're interested in learning more about FCS, please reach out to Caroline Johnson, Director of Admissions.

Our application deadline for 2022-23 admission has passed. FCS may continue to accept applications for select grades as space is available. Please contact the Admissions Office directly or submit an Inquiry Form for a status update before proceeding with an application.

We accept applications during the fall of the year preceding desired entry (learn more about our application process here). Our application for 2023-24 will be available by early September.

Virtual Open Houses

FCS hosts a series of Open Houses each year between October and early January. In keeping with the spirit of FCS, our Open Houses are truly “open”, welcoming events, and the best way to learn the most about our school—from FCS students, parents, teachers, and administrators. 

Join us at a virtual Open House this fall to learn more about Quaker progressive education at FCS!

Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00 PM - Lower School (K-4)
Wednesday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM - Middle School (5-8)
Tuesday, November 16th, 7:00 PM - All School (K-8)
Thursday, December 2nd, 10:00 AM - All School (K-8)
Thursday, January 6th, 7:00 PM - All School (K-8)

Virtual Coffee with Admissions

Join us for a virtual “coffee” with the Admissions Office and current parents. This informal conversation is a chance for you to learn more about FCS and ask any questions you may have.

Tuesday, November 9th, 10:00 AM
Thursday, December 9th, 10:00 AM
Wednesday, January 12th, 10:00 AM

Campus Tours

We offer on-campus small group tours for prospective parents on select Saturdays, beginning in November. Dates and registration are available through our applicant portal. If you have not done so already, please complete an inquiry here to create an online profile in our admissions portal.

Please note that in order for you to attend a campus tour, we require either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered within 48 hours of your visit. In keeping with our community values, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.

We recommend that you attend a virtual Open House (see dates above) prior to attending an on-campus small group tour. 

School Fairs & Community Events

FCS traditionally participates in the following education fairs and community events each year.

Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) School Fair

Black Student Fund/Latino Student Fund Annual School Fair 

College Park Day 

Mocha Moms Annual Educational Forum

Moms on the Hill (MoTH) School Fair 

Takoma Children's School Kindergarten Night


List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Caroline Johnson

    Caroline Johnson 

    Director of Admissions
    301-441-2100, ext. 129
  • Photo of Katherine O'Connor

    Kate O'Connor 

    Associate Director of Admissions
    301-441-2100, ext. 111

Where to Find FCS

Friends Community School is located just off Kenilworth Avenue in College Park, Maryland at 5901 Westchester Park Drive. See our Contact Us page for common paths to campus.

Our green building and campus sit on 17 acres adjacent to Greenbelt National Park. FCS is convenient to families in DC, Prince George's County, Montgomery County and beyond, drawing students from Capitol Hill, nearby DC, Cheverly, Bowie, Mitchellville, Upper Marlboro, Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Beltsville, Laurel, and nearby Glenn Dale, Greenbelt, Berwyn Heights, College Park, University Park, Riverdale Park, and Hyattsville.

Educating the Whole Child

FCS is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational community 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 varied 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