Friends Meeting School

3232 Green Valley Road
Ijamsville, MD 21754-0217
     Tel: (301)798-0288
        
   
Grades: PK - 12 | 88 students
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)
Other school association(s)
Association of Independent Michigan Schools (AIMS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Accommodations made for all students with testing. We have learning specialists on staff and a tutor available on-site for any extra help.
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 88 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Friends Meeting School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid 25%
Admissions Director Trey Harris

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Astronomy Star Gazing Nights, Be The Change Club, Chorus, Community Enrichment Club, Community Play, Cultures Club, Drama, Homework Club, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Orchestra, School Newspaper, Spelling Club, Student Council, Student Government, Yearbook Chorus, Community Play, Cultures Club, Drama, Homework Club, Orchestra, Spelling Club, Yearbook, Astronomy Star Gazing Nights,
Be The Change Club,
Community Enrichment Club,
Model United Nations,
National Honor Society,
School Newspaper,
Student Council,
Student Government,

School Notes:

MIND
- Small class sizes (15 students max) allow for highly differentiated instruction
- On-Site Tutoring available during & after school
- Caring, educated teachers cultivate a respectful and nurturing learning environment
- A vigorous academic curriculum covers the foundations of each subject, and extends to challenge students through the AP level
- Students regularly win County awards for Scientific Achievement

BODY
- Daily outdoor time for all ages, using our 50+ acres of forests, farms and gardens to full advantage
- Championship-level Basketball teams highlight a well-rounded Athletic program
- Our world-class gymnasium and well-kept athletic field allow for a wide variety of indoor & outdoor physical activities

SPIRIT
- Weekly Meetings for Worship teach students of all ages to use Silence to find the Truth within themselves
- Strong Visual and Performing Arts programs allow for self-expression in all kinds of media
- Annual Benefit Performances at the Weinberg Theater in the historic City of Frederick give students the chance to perform for audiences of all backgrounds

Profile last updated: 08/02/2015

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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 week 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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