Friends School of Baltimore

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (410)649-3211
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  • Friends School of Baltimore is a private coeducational Quaker school founded in 1784 and serving students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
  • "You can always tell a Friends kid." That's what college admissions 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, where they work to bring about positive change.
  • Visit our vibrant campus and see for yourself how Friends develops not just great minds, but great people.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1784

Student Body

Total Students816 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeFriends School of Baltimore Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers112 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced courses offered in all academic discplines including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, English, Foreign Langauges, and Math.
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 1 / rolling
Tuition Notesvaries by grade level
% on Financial Aid
29%
Admissions DirectorAmy Mortimer, Sr. Associate Director
Admissions AssociatePaula Senft

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
Indoor SoccerLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashTennis,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.a capella groups, acoustic music club, and rock bands., band, fiddle club, In Music we offer chorus, In theater arts we offer several shows in each division, including Middle School musical and three Upper School main-stage productions., orchestra, We offer clubs in all divisions with over 60 clubs in our Upper School. band, fiddle club, orchestra, a capella groups,
acoustic music club,
and rock bands.,
In Music we offer chorus,
In theater arts we offer several shows in each division,
including Middle School musical and three Upper School main-stage productions.,
We offer clubs in all divisions with over 60 clubs in our Upper School.,

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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  5/17/2016
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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