Our initial event schedule for 2023-24 entry is available below, including both on-campus and virtual opportunities to get to know FCS. If you're interested in learning more about FCS in the meantime, please reach out to Caroline Johnson, Director of Admissions.

We accept applications during the fall of the year preceding desired entry. Our application for 2023-24 entry is now available. Visit the Apply to FCS page for further instructions.

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.

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 November events is now available. Registration for additional on-campus events will open later this fall. 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 - REGISTER HERE
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 9:00 - 10:30 AM - REGISTER HERE
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! Register through the links below.

Virtual Information Sessions - REGISTER HERE
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 - REGISTER HERE
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 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