Friends Meeting School

3232 Green Valley Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754-0217
     Tel: (301)798-0288
Grades: NS - 12 | 79 students
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Our mission at Friends Meeting School is to provide an outstanding educational experience in the context of our Quaker values by nurturing academic and human excellence in mind, body and spirit.
We practice truth, love, and non-violent conflict resolution within a diverse, supportive community.
We encourage our students to "let their lives speak," at school, at home, in their community, and in the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported exceptional learning, performing arts
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 79 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 14%
Average Class Size 11 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
Advanced Courses American History, Biology, Calculus, English, Environmental Science, Physics, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Enrichment & Exploration (Pre-school): $3,000-$12,150 Pre-Kindergarten: $7,250-$12,250 Kindergarten: $14,650 Grades 1-4: $14,870 Grades 5-8: $15,125 Grades 9-12: $16,975
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Maria Dalton


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Astronomy Star Gazing Nights, Be The Change Club, Chorus, Community Enrichment Club, Community Play, Drama, Homework Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Spelling Club, Student Council, Yearbook Chorus, Community Play, Drama, Homework Club, Orchestra, Spelling Club, Yearbook, Astronomy Star Gazing Nights,
Be The Change Club,
Community Enrichment Club,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
Student Council,

School Notes:

  • Beautiful country setting that is utilized on a daily basis by our students and teachers
  • Community building outdoor education trips begin each middle school year
  • Field trips are central to our curriculum in elementary and middle school
  • Tutoring available on-site during or after the school day
  • Some teachers and community members trained in Orton-Gillingham program
  • Differentiated instruction honoring multiple intelligences in each classroom
  • Caring and well educated teachers who practice Responsive Classroom techniques to build a respectful and nurturing learning environment
  • Rich curriculum covering the basics, but going beyond to offer students intellectual and creative challenges
  • fluid math groups
  • science program is strong throughout the divisions, with students winning county awards regularly
  • students consistently win visual and dramatic arts awards and contests
  • Annual dramatic performances at the Weinberg theater in the historic City of Frederick

Profile last updated: 10/17/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laurel Hall School - Frederick (8.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Green Valley Montessori School (2.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Green Valley Montessori School (2.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
FMS encourages diversity and a strong sense of independence! Our son is in his first-year of study and we already notice a remarkable difference in his reading and vocabulary skills. The staff and teachers are kind and supportive and the parents truly take pride and are actively involved in every aspect of the school. The love and support received at FMS is unlike any other!
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
FMS has both rigorous academics and an emphasis on creative thinking. Classes are small, diverse, and unequivocally provide a safe place for learning. The teachers, staff, and parents are extremely supportive. I give FMS the highest recommendation.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
Friends Meeting School is academically rigorous but also fosters the creative thinking and independence that makes great leaders, scientists, artists, and citizens of the world. The environment is nurturing and really a safe place to learn. The teachers and staff are supportive with both small and large issues. The students practice the Quaker values that they are taught, in the classroom and on the playground. I would not want my children any other place. I highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
FMS is a beautiful place to learn and grow. Teachers really know my children and offer an academically rigorous curriculum in a more hands-on way. My children are strong critical thinkers and problem solvers as a result. I love the focus on social justice and environmental care-taking too.
- Posted by Parent

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