Carolina Friends School

4809 Friends School Road
Durham, NC 27705-0277
Tel: (919)383-6602
Grades: PK-12 | 506 students
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Carolina Friends School is a vibrant and inclusive learning community empowering students to think critically, creatively, and independently.
We foster active exploration and quiet reflection, individual endeavor and collaborative engagement.
Inspired by Quaker values -- pursuit of truth, respect for all, peaceful resolution of conflict, simplicity, the call to service we teach our children that it is possible to change the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 506 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Carolina Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 64 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
47%
Average Class Size 13 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Adv Biology, Adv Statistics, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Adv French, Adv Spanish, Adv Chemistry, Adv Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 4 / Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by level.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,548
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kathleen Davidson
Admissions Associate Kathy Krahenbuhl

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

School Notes

  • CFS is an independent Quaker school enrolling 500 students ages 3 to 18. We offer challenging academics, innovative arts programs, environmental education, global citizenship focus, extensive community service, interscholastic sports, and plenty of adventure. Each student is honored as a unique individual, offered real choices and responsibility, and expected to contribute to their community. 95% of recent graduates attend colleges of their choice.

Profile last updated: 04/29/2016

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School Reviews

I go to Carolina friends, and I like it a lot. I was in a public school before switching to CFS and I am much happier. I feel like the teachers pay way more attention to the students and there is not so much stress. It is very small, which is good for some people and not so good for others, but it really depends on you.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 09/30/14
An outstanding school with an attentive, intelligent, caring and creative faculty. If one is looking for a place where their child will be known well by their teachers, and their child will be encouraged to grow as an individual while at the same time take care of their community, then CFS may be the right choice for you.
- Posted by Parent, 02/21/13

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