Friends School Of Baltimore

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Friends School of Baltimore is a private coeducational Quaker school founded in 1784 and serving students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade.
"You can always tell a Friends kid." That's what college admission officers, business leaders, and families, like yours, tell us. It's in the confidence, maturity, and sense of purpose they bring to every learning situation, whether in the classroom, on the playing field, on stage, or out in the community. We offer you countless opportunities to put your voice to work in the classroom, in Baltimore, and beyond.
Visit our vibrant campus and see for yourself how Friends School will help you discover and become the person you are meant to be.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 852 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Friends School Of Baltimore ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1784

Student Body

Total Students
852 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Friends School Of Baltimore Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Average Class Size
14 students
Advanced Courses
Advanced courses offered in all academic discplines including Biology, Capstone Design, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, History, Math, Music, Physics, Theatrical Arts, Visual Arts, World Languages
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
varies by grade level
% on Financial Aid
39%
Admissions Director
Amy Mortimer, Director of Enrollment Managment
Admissions Associate
Paula Easton

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
We offer clubs in all divisions with over 60 clubs in our Upper School.

Arts and Music Programs:
a capella groups, acoustic music club, Chamber Choir, Choral Music, Design Technology, fiddle club, Jazz Ensemble, Makerspace Courses, Middle School Theater, Rhythm Lab (percussion), String Orchestra, Student Rock Band, Theater Tech, Theatre Arts, Upper School Theater (3 shows per year), Visual Arts (diverse electives), Web Design, Wind Ensemble

School Notes

  • Founded in 1784, Friends School of Baltimore provides a coeducational, college preparatory program guided by the Quaker values of truth, equality, simplicity community and peaceful resolution of conflict.
  • By setting high standards of excellence for a diverse and caring community, Friends seeks to develop in each student the spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative strengths to make a positive contribution to the world.
  • Recognizing that there is that of God in each person, the School strives in all its programs, policies and affairs, to be an institution that exemplifies the ideals of the Religious Society of Friends.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Friends School Of Baltimore offer?
Friends School Of Baltimore offers 18 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. Friends School Of Baltimore is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Friends School Of Baltimore's ranking?
Friends School Of Baltimore ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Friends School Of Baltimore?
The application deadline for Friends School Of Baltimore is Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Friends School Of Baltimore located?
Friends School Of Baltimore is located in the Wyndhurst neighborhood of Baltimore, MD. There are 2 other private schools located in Wyndhurst.

School Calendar

View the Friends School Of Baltimore yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Memorial Day (School Closed)
May 27, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day for Pre-K-10th Grades
May 30, 2024 (Thursday)
Senior Awards Day and Last Day for Grades 11 & 12
May 31, 2024 (Friday)
Juneteenth (School Closed)
June 19, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Attending Friends from 6th through 12th grade was one of the very best things that have ever happened to me. A committed faculty, individual attention, and a feeling of diversity and openness are a few of my lasting impressions. What I took away from those wonderful years was a sense of respect and acceptance for my classmates and the world. They did a wonderful job of opening possibilities and the world to us.
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5  
Friends is hands-down the best school in Baltimore. My children received a challenging, engaging and thought-provoking education here. The faculty is highly educated and dedicated and the daily environment is peaceful and loving-truly my kids' happy place.
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5  
Sent both my daughters thru Friends, one at Hopkins, one going to St Mary's in the fall. Both 3 Sport standouts and honor roll Best experience of their lives and mine. The school has prepared for the next level of their academic journey.
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5  
Friends is an academic, athletic, and artistic gem that I wish we had considered much earlier than high school! Maybe the Quaker philosophy keeps their marketing less slick and less boastful than other private schools in the area, but Friends is a very challenging academic program that encourages each student to pursue a variety of interests beyond the classroom (athletic, musical, theatric, service-oriented, special interest groups). It seems to create a more multi-dimensional student where you''re just as likely to see varsity athletes sing in one of the amazing choral groups or join the Spanish Club as you are to see artistic students join the Robotics Club or play a sport. The cafeteria serves healthy, reasonably priced food that my child really enjoys. Coming from a local, preK-8, private school that boasts endlessly about being 'the best education in town'' and prides itself on handwriting, we actually find Friends students to be MUCH more intellectually curious, engaged, and interesting! It doesn't matter whether you play lacrosse or come from an old Baltimore family here. The school seems to attract and respect diversity on many levels: socio-economic, racial, political (yes, there are Republicans here!), and interests. We have been very impressed and our child LOVES it.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 852 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Baltimore, MD is $11,597 for elementary schools and $16,904 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore, MD is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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