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 have been limited in the 2021-22 school year. 

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 in the 2021-22 school year. 

Before & After Care at FCS

For 2021-22 school year:
  • Preregistration is required on a per month basis.
  • Hours: 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM (Wednesdays: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM)
  • Rates (based on a 4-week/20 day month): $450
    • Rates are reduced in months with fewer weeks of school.
Before and After Care logistics for the 2022-23 school year are currently being finalized.

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