Beyond the School Day


"Ex-Day," FCS’s extended-day program, is a supervised period for students to run around outside, play games, do arts and crafts, and generally be kids. A quiet Homework Club provides both desks and relaxed seating and help as needed from adults. Themed activities and service projects round out the Ex-Day program, which is used by an average of 73% of FCS families in a given month.

Each semester, FCS offers a diverse array of after-school enrichment classes for students in grades K through 8 in subjects ranging from yoga to role-playing games.

FCS offers a robust after-school instrumental music program for students in grades 4 through 8. FCS musicians consistently win the highest markings in county-run solo and ensemble festivals, and many graduates receive spots and scholarships in high school band programs.

Before & After Care at FCS

  • Before School: 7:40-8:15 AM
  • After School: until 6 PM
  • 8 AM to 6 PM on most school holidays and vacations
  • Drop-in, as-needed
  • $7.50/hour, billed in half-hour increments, invoiced monthly
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