Welcome to FCS Advancement
We raise funds to help our school reach goals, strengthen community, and ensure a bright future. In ways large and small, advancement supports our community's traditions and vision, classroom projects and activities, and financial aid.

And what's at the heart of advancement? Gratitude. Thank you for supporting FCS! 

Values in Action

List of 3 news stories.

  • Amazing Peace: FCS Students Receive Maya Angelou Quarters

    Last week every FCS student and staff member went home with a brand new Maya Angelou quarter. The quarters were a gift from June Confer, a lifelong supporter of the school and admirer of the poet. She explained that the idea to share these quarters with FCS came to her almost as soon as the new design was announced. “I thought, well, a quarter isn’t very much, but it is a reminder of the creativity, grit, and love that Maya Angelou’s work speaks to me. And it is a thank you for the gift that diversity brings to the school.”
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  • Grandfriends Day

    A beloved tradition at FCS is Grandfriends Day when grandfriends of our students come to the school to enjoy  musical performances, visits in the classrooms, and be served a luncheon served by 5th graders.
  • Check Out the Quaker Corner

    The FCS lobby has a “Quaker Corner,” established by June Confer and Carole Hoage of the FCS Trustees' Quaker Life Committee, with the help of a grant from the Sue Thomas Turner Fund.
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“FCS has given me the chance to express myself and be who I am, to take on new challenges, to be aware of what’s around me, and to have courage and bravery. Most importantly it has given me the opportunity to meet the people who I will love forever. No other teachers could replace the teachers I had here at FCS. They helped me through the tough spots and cheered me on in others.  I can’t thank all of you enough. FCS is like home to me and always will be.”                           -- a recent FCS graduate

“I love that opportunities for silence, gratitude, and worship are part of what we do here at FCS."  -- a current faculty member

On Grandfriends Day, visiting Grandfriends were asked to write letters to their former selves sharing the wisdom and perspective that comes with living. Here are those letters, shared with students in the classrooms and saved for future students to enjoy and ponder.

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