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Preparing for a bright future.

In our Upper School intellectual curiosity, academic quality, and the celebration of pure ideas combine to produce stunning results. A culture of participation abounds, and students are encouraged to put their passions and dreams into action, to reach their full potential, and to “let their lives speak.”

Learn about the opportunities that Friends School provides for its students.

Boomerang Dynamics

Upper Schoolers learn how to make a boomerang in our MakerSpace with United States Naval Academy designer Tom Price’70.

View the Upper School Quad in full 360°


Stop by any Friends division after school one day; chances are you’ll find groups of all genders, splayed out with computers and gadgets, engrossed in building and programming machines. Robotics has become a favorite club for many Friends students who work in our MakerSpaces to design, program and test their latest creations. In 2015, our Upper School team won the Audience Choice award at the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Computational Science and Robotics’ competition.

Creative Settings

Upper School students find inspiration in natural settings.

Upper School at a glance

  • 9th–12th grades
  • 8:00am–3:30pm academic day
  • 14 average class size
  • Library and Dining Hall open until 5:30pm
  • Home to a thriving student life where all students participate in the Fine Arts, Athletics, and 60+ club opportunities