Chicago Friends School

Chicago Friends School offers an elementary education that nurtures a child's character, cultivates an intellectual curiosity, and builds a solid foundation for critical thinking.
Differentiated instruction, project-based learning, Integrated arts curriculum; service projects, Daily recess, community garden, Reasonable tuition, and financial assistance available.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Languge-based and Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded2011

Student Body

Total Students36 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Chicago Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,500
Tuition NotesFirst time family, one time fee of $1,000Sibling rate: For families with two or more students in the school, subtract $500.00 from the above rate for each enrolled child.CFS offers before and after care, please contact the school for more info about programs
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,700
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAndré Gill

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Circus Arts

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

School Notes

  • Chicago Friends School is a gender inclusive K-8 school in the Edgewater neighborhood.   
  • We are guided by Quaker principles of peace, equality, simplicity, integrity, community, and service.  We welcome Quaker and non-Quaker children of diverse backgrounds.
  • We provide an educational environment that meets children`s intellectual, social and emotional needs, nurtures relationships, and that fosters a sense of belonging, social awareness, and personal responsibility.

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We feel incredibly fortunate to have found this school. We felt that for our child, having small classrooms, no homework pressures, recess daily, differentiated instruction, and project-based learning has been very helpful to his progress. He now loves school and the community aspect they instill has been great socially too.
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