Parents interested in learning about FCS are encouraged to attend an Open House during admissions season, between October and January. Home Receptions, School Fairs, and Tours are other ways to learn about FCS (see below).

Open Houses 2017-18

In keeping with the spirit of FCS, our Open Houses are truly “open,” welcoming events. We like to let our school speak for itself. FCS parents greet you at the door and answer questions one-on-one. Usually both Larry Clements, Head of School, and Connie Belfiore, Director of Admissions and Outreach, present an overview of our progressive academics and Quaker values, and answer questions. If teachers are not in the classroom, they will chime in. Middle School students lead the tours. 

All sessions begin at 9 AM sharp.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 9 to 11 AM
  • SaturdayNovember 4, 9 to 11 AM
  • TuesdayNovember 14, 9 to 11 AM
  • FridayDecember 1, 9 to 11 AM
  • SaturdayJanuary 6, 9 to 11 AM
  • ThursdayJanuary 11, 9 to 11 AM

RSVP for an FCS Open House.

Home Receptions

Join us for a reception at the home of an FCS family in your neighborhood.
Adults only, please.

Bowie/Mitchellville/Upper Marlboro
2017 Date TBA

Capitol Hill 
2017 Date TBA

Takoma Park/Silver Spring 
2017 Date TBA

University Park/College Park/Hyattsville
2017 Date TBA


For those who cannot attend an Open House, we offer tours with our Director of Admissions and Outreach at mutually convenient times. To schedule a tour, please submit an Inquiry Form and contact our Director of Admissions and Outreach, Connie Belfiore, at

Directions to FCS

Friends Community School is located off Kenilworth Avenue in College Park, Maryland at 5901 Westchester Park Drive. Directions from FCS families and Google are provided on our Contact Us page.
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