Admissions

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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.

Open Houses

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. Enjoy an overview of our progressive academics and Quaker values

We invite you to visit. 

Virtual Open House Dates 2020-2021
Access details for our online admissions events will be provided with your registration confirmation. Each event lasts approximately one hour. Our all-school events will feature breakout rooms for Lower School and Middle School.

Thursday, October 15 @ 7 PM - Lower School (Grades K - 4)
Saturday, October 24 @ 10 AM - Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
Saturday, November 7 @ 10 AM - Lower School (Grades K-4)
Thursday, November 19 @ 7 PM - Middle School (Grades 5-8)
Wednesday, December 2 @ 7 PM - All School (Grades K-8)
Saturday, January 9 @ 10 AM - All School (Grades K-8)

Register here.

Morning Coffee with Admissions

Join us for coffee and conversation during these virtual Friends Community School admissions events. Our Admissions Team and current FCS parents will be on hand to answer your questions, discuss the admissions process, and explore what's happening at the school and what distinguishes an FCS education.

Wednesday, November 11 @ 10 AM
Wednesday, December 9 @ 10 AM
Wednesday, January 13 @ 10 AM

Register here.

School Fairs & Community Events

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some events may be cancelled or offered virtually for 2020.

Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) Virtual School Fair 2020
Thursday, November 12 (4 PM - 6 PM)

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

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

Educating the Whole Child

Admissions

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Constance Belfiore

    Connie Belfiore 

    Director of Admissions and Outreach
    301-441-2100 x 129
  • Photo of Katherine O'Connor

    Kate O'Connor 

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

Directions to FCS

Friends Community School is located off Kenilworth Avenue in College Park, Maryland at 5901 Westchester Park Drive. See Contact Us.
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