FCS offers modest amounts of financial aid based on relative need. Approximately 40% of FCS families receive aid. To meet the needs of as many families as possible, the maximum grant is 50% of tuition.
FCS uses TADS (Tuition Aid Data Services) to process financial aid applications using secure, encrypted data. TADS works with over 500 independent schools (including a number of Quaker schools) and has customized their formulae to reflect the philosophy and values of our school. Application data submitted to TADS is provided to FCS’ Financial Aid Committee, who makes all final award determinations. The process is confidential throughout.
The deadline for financial aid applications for the 2017-18 school year is Friday, January 13, 2017 (the same as the deadline for Regular Applications for admission). Go to TADS to apply.
Enrollment and Re-Enrollment Agreements are offered in late winter, along with offers of financial aid if applicable. To reserve a student's space for the upcoming FCS school year, the Enrollment Agreement must be signed electronically by both parents/guardians and submitted with the non-refundable Enrollment Deposit by the indicated deadline.
Parents/guardians are responsible for the full year's tuition, minus any financial aid offered, unless written notice of withdrawal is received before July 1. Optional tuition insurance is available.
FCS values diversity 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 all faiths and 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 301-441-2100