Diversity Statement

FCS Diversity Statement


Friends Community School is dedicated to fostering an equitable and inclusive educational environment that affirms the dignity of all people. As a Quaker school, we believe there is that of God in every person and strive to be a place where all people feel a strong sense of belonging. We value and celebrate the diversity of our community in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, ability, religion, gender identity and expression, sexuality, family form, socioeconomic status, and all their intersections.

The FCS community is committed to: 
  • Empowering students, faculty, staff, and our whole community to advocate for themselves and each other.
  • Centering historically marginalized people.
  • Teaching loving and responsible ways of being in community across differences.
  • Integrating a pedagogy of social justice throughout all aspects of school life.
  • Dismantling systems of exclusion, inequity, and oppression.
  • Inspiring students to express pride, confidence, and healthy self-esteem without denying the value and dignity of other people.
  • Learning from our mistakes.

Through these commitments, our students will learn to identify and address injustices, develop their vision of a caring and just community, and position themselves to be builders of a better future.

Approved by the Board of Trustees 12/12/2022
Nurturing Lifelong Learners, Courageous Risk-Takers, and Joyous Peacemakers

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