Friends Community School

FCS is a progressive Quaker school, founded on the belief that every child is a valuable member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, simplicity, integrity, and environmental stewardship, rooted in our Quaker heritage. Our educational approach is experiential; students learn through classroom activities, field trips, projects that build on concepts taught in the classroom, and through collaborations that provide opportunities for decision-making and leadership. Time for reflection on these experiences gives students awareness of themselves as learners, and awareness of their impact on the class and larger community. The result is happy, engaged, confident and accomplished citizens of the world.

Welcome to FCS!


FCS is accepting applications for a few remaining slots in Kindergarten and in grade 7 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Everything you need to know about visiting and applying to FCS can be found HERE.


FCS 2014 Summer Camp Registration is now open!
We provide a fun filled, creative and engaging environment for campers entering kindergarten through 9th grade. Please visit our online registration form to learn more about each weekly camp program here. summer camp brochure

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FCS Spring Auction Gala!
   Join us for a delightful, adult only evening of community fun & fundraising for the Blackburn Financial Aid Fund. Check out the new auction website, at Buy tickets/RSVP, submit a donation, view auction items!
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Univ. of Maryland Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Tom Kierein visits FCS
    Tom Kierein, News4 meterologist, discussed weather patterns and storms with the 1st and 2nd graders, who had some stories of their own to tell. More

FCS and Windpower
    We are proud of our community's accomplishment and commitment to green energy and a cleaner planet through our recent Clean Currents green energy initiative. Clean Currents may be gone, but wind power is still available! A local group, Groundswell, is negotiating with the big utility companies to get great pricing on wind power. More

FCS and Amazon Smile
    When you are shopping online, keep FCS in mind. Same products, same price, and a percentage to FCS at no cost to you.

Educational Rebate Programs
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              Friends Community School   ~   5901 Westchester Park Drive   ~   College Park, Maryland 20740   ~   301-441-2100