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The Journey Matters.

At Friends School of Baltimore, we commit to helping you discover and become the person you are meant to be. We challenge you to find meaning in what you learn and encourage you to continually ask why; and we offer you countless opportunities to put your voice to work in the classroom, in Baltimore and beyond.  Your generation faces tough challenges and exciting opportunities. We assure you that your time here will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to be courageous changemakers wherever your path leads.


For more than 200 years, our educational journey has equally emphasized the mastery of content with the mastery of essential skills required to succeed in the world.

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At Friends, we want you to be you. Our schedule is designed to make it possible for you to discover and explore all your passions. We don’t just encourage it; we require it!

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Friends students view themselves as change agents with the passion, preparation, and open spirit to work for a better tomorrow.

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Baltimore’s First School

Friends School of Baltimore is a private coeducational Quaker school founded in 1784, serving students in Pre-K through 12th grade.  Baltimore’s first school is deeply rooted in the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality and stewardship.