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. There are opportunities for students to work on homework with adult support. 

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. Due to COVID restrictions, enrichment classes are paused for the fall of 2021. 

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. Due to COVID restrictions, the instrumental music program is only offered to students with prior instrumental experience for the fall of 2021. 

Before & After Care at FCS

  • Due to COVID restrictions, we are not offering before-school care in the fall of 2021.
  • Our hours of operation will be Monday through Friday 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM for Lower School students and 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM for Middle School students. On Wednesdays, we will operate from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Due to COVID restrictions, we are not offering holiday or vacation care in the fall of 2021.
  • In order to plan accordingly and assess the new structure of the program, families will not be able to drop into Ex-Day and will need to register on a monthly basis.
  • The monthly Extended Day flat rate is $450.00
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