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 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.

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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 Students821 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Friends 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
74%
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced courses offered in all academic discplines including Biology, and Math., Chemistry, English, Foreign Langauges, History, Physics
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notesvaries by grade level
% on Financial Aid
39%
Admissions DirectorAmy Mortimer, Director of Admission
Admissions AssociatePaula Senft

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
TennisVolleyball,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 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, 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

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 Location Miles Grades Students
  • Pikesville
    Grades: PK-12 | 806 students
    3.8 miles
    2425 Old Court Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208
    (410) 339-7070
    3.8 PK-12
    806
  • Baltimore
    Grades: PK-12 | 620 students
    0.6 miles
    5204 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (443) 934-3896
    0.6 PK-12
    620
  • Baltimore
    Grades: PK-12 | 757 students
    4.6 miles
    109 W Melrose Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 323-8800
    4.6 PK-12
    757
  • Owings Mills
    Grades: PK-12 | 1357 students
    9 miles
    8600 Mcdonogh Rd
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (443) 544-7071
    9 PK-12
    1357
  • Baltimore
    Grades: NS-12 | 613 students
    1.2 miles
    822 W Lake Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 377-5192
    1.2 NS-12
    613

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
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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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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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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The average private school tuition in Baltimore, MD is $9,970 for elementary schools and $12,589 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore, MD is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).