COVID-19 Status

FCS plans to return to fully in-person instruction 5 days a week for all grades for the 2021-2022 school year. COVID mitigation strategies will still be in place to protect the health and well-being of our community.

A Way Forward: Responding to the moment, aligned with our values.

The core priorities guiding Friends Community School's response to the COVID-19 pandemic are the safety of our community and the continuity of our students’ education. Many factors are weighed: the make-up of our community; where our families live; federal, state, and local health and safety guidelines; comfort levels in our community. We rely on our Quaker practices of reflection, listening, and remaining open to the truth to sort through the serious decisions of this historic moment. Friends have faith that, for those who question and seek, there is always a way forward. You can learn more about our guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year in this guidebook

Guiding Principles

FCS students and employees stay safe.
Our educational program meets students’ intellectual, social-emotional, and developmental needs.
We preserve our community.
We maintain equity for all members of our community.

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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