Achievement

The world needs

achievement.

Friends students set the bar high for success. By encouraging them to take healthy risks and to view failure as a stepping stone in the learning process, Friends develops in students empathy, humility and an authentic passion to achieve.
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Years

of delivering quality education

Baltimore’s oldest school.

There’s a reason why for generations Friends has been weaving the enduring Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship into everything we do. Because it works.

Numbers that speak volumes.

Our experienced College Counseling team works individually with students to help each find the right fit. This process takes time and careful attention, but the results speak for themselves.

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Friends students are accepted at nearly
two times the national admission rate.

University of
Pennsylvania

10% National
Acceptance Rate

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University of
Michigan

30%  National Acceptance Rate

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Bowdoin
College

15% National
Acceptance Rate

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Partnerships
Connect Students
to Thought-Leaders

Friends School’s University Partnership Program (UPP) engages students in real-life research directed by college professors and thought-leaders in neuroscience, engineering, the humanities, urban renewal and other fields.

Academic Highlights

Friends develops in its students an enduring passion for learning by raising their capacity for inquiry and expanding their horizons.

Lower School Coding

Coding is introduced to our youngest students using Bee-Bot and continues all the way through 5th grade, when students write code to create a 3-D atom in their Chemistry unit. Coding helps students learn how to tackle large problems, and it fosters critical thinking as well as inductive and deductive reasoning skills.

World Languages

Friends’ outstanding Foreign Language program begins in Pre-K. Graduates leave with a high level of proficiency in Spanish, French, Latin and Russian – the latter of which saw the prestigious Pushkin Institute in Moscow award 5 of the 22 gold medals in the 2016 National Russian Essay Contest to our Level 4 and 5 speakers.

Business Math

Critical math skills are reinforced in this rich experiential simulation that involves each sixth grader taking on two personas—a consumer and a business owner.

Middle School Business Math >

Brain Science-Designed Lessons

PK-1st grade students learn to read using the Wilson Language Program, Fundations, which was designed using brain research from functional MRIs to determine how young children’s brains engage during this fundamental process.

Lower School Academics >

Advanced Chemistry

This is a lab-based course designed to introduce the student to new theoretical ideas, lab techniques and scientific writing, which builds upon skills established in Introductory Chemistry. At the conclusion the student is prepared to enter into a more advanced level program in the first year of college.

Upper School Advanced Chemistry >

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“Friends School believes in the value of sports. I came for my visit and I just loved this School!”
–Ross Jones ’17, Varsity Basketball

< Hear our athletes share their Quaker Pride.

Girls Soccer

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Championships

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Playoffs in
10 Years

Boys Lacrosse

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Playoffs in
7 Years

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Students Recently Inducted into
the Cum Laude Society

The society acknowledges scholarly achievement for “the purpose of promoting excellence, justice, and honor.” To be inducted in the fall of their senior year, a student must be among the top 10% of the senior class.