FCS's "Secret" Tunnel

Tonight the 8th grade graduates from Friends Community School, and today the whole school bid them farewell with affirmations at Meeting for Worship and through the ritual of the 8th Grade Tunnel. Watch a video of this year’s tunnel.
 
The tunnel is one of several distinctive graduation traditions at FCS. On the last Wednesday of the school year, all of the teachers and students in grades K through 7 gather outside and clasp hands to "surprise" the departing graduates with a tunnel to pass through. The ritual started at the school’s old building, when FCS had about 125 students. Now FCS has twice as many students, and the tunnel stretches around the Peace Circle to the driveway.
 
The Class of 2019 move on to DeMatha Catholic High School; Duke Ellington School of the Arts; Eleanor Roosevelt Science & Tech; Elizabeth Seton; Montgomery Blair Communication Arts Program; Montgomery Blair Science, Math, and Computer Science Magnet; Nora School; Our Lady of Good Counsel High School; Sandy Spring Friends School; and St. Anselm's Abbey School.

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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
301-441-2100