2023-24 Admissions Update: Though our application deadline for 2023-24 admission has passed, FCS continues 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.

Our fall admissions events are now complete. We will release our event schedule for 2024-25 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.

We accept applications during the fall of the year preceding desired entry (learn more about our application process here). Our application for 2024-25 will be available by early September.

On-Campus Spring Tours

Join us on campus this spring! Visit our "green" building and campus and learn more about our program during a small-group tour with our Director of Admissions, Caroline Johnson.

Tours are open to parents looking ahead to 2024-25 entry, or interested in 2023-24 (if you are interested in applying for the upcoming school year, we encourage you to reach out to the Admissions Office for availability by grade level). 

Monday, April 24, 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Tuesday, May 2, 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Tuesday, May 9, 9:00 - 9:45 AM

On-Campus Open Houses

FCS hosts a series of Open Houses each year. In keeping with the spirit of FCS, our Open Houses are truly “open”, welcoming events, and the best way to learn more about our school—from FCS students, parents, teachers, and administrators. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Registration for our fall events has now closed. All on-campus events are open to parents interested in applying to Grades K - 8 for 2023-24. Interested in joining us virtually? See our virtual events below.

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2023, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Note that you will be prompted to log into the FCS applicant portal prior to registering for an on-campus event. If you have not yet created an account, please submit an inquiry. We will provide account creation instructions to you within one business day. If you have trouble accessing your account, please feel free to reach out to the Admissions Office.

Virtual Admissions Events

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

Virtual Information Sessions
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:00 PM - All Grades (K-8)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 7:00 PM - All Grades (K-8)

Virtual Admissions Coffees
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 10:00 AM - Virtual Coffee with Middle School Head (Gr. 5-8)
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - Virtual Coffee with Lower School Head (Gr. K-4)

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 Jake Deyton

    Jake Deyton 

    Admissions Associate

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