Carolina Friends School

4809 Friends School Road,
Durham, NC, 27705-0277
Tel: (919)383-6602
Grades: PK - 12 | 496 students
  • Carolina Friends School was founded in 1962 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Chapel Hill and Durham.
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. State or regional independent school association
Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1962

Student Body

Total Students 496 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Carolina Friends School Students 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 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 $6,500
Acceptance Rate 35%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Kathleen Davidson
Admissions Associate Kathy Krahenbuhl


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

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 01/17/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill (2.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill (2.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill (2.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended February 21, 2013 - 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

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