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Friends Community School

Private School | Grades K-8
5901 Westchester Park Dr
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 441-2100

About This School

Friends Community School is located in College Park, MD. It is a private school that serves 200 students in grades K-8. Friends Community School is coed (school has male and female students) and is Friends in orientation. The school belongs to the Other school association(s).

In 2010, Friends Community School had 10 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2010)

Students (2010)

200

Students Per Teacher (2010)

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Friends Community School Reviews

Great School; Jan. 15, 2012, Review is Odd

By a Parent on

The review dated Jan. 15, 2012, does not read like it was written by a parent of a child at Friends Community School (FCS). FCS employs a learning specialist whose job it is to deal with students' learning differences. This position is not new. Further, kids attend different classes according to their abilities and interests, even in the lower grades. While it is true the school may not be able to assist students with substantial learning differences, it is unlikely such students would be accepted into the school in the first place. Unlike some private schools, FCS does not accept just about everyone who applies because it does not have room. Only able students make it in. Further, the school is pretty up front that it can accommodate students with mild learning differences (as well as students with advanced abilities) but not ones needing specialized services across the curriculum.

By a Parent on

Initially, we were very excited about attending this school, as we love the Quaker philosophy and tenets that the school is based upon.  In practice, however, the school offered little more than your typical public school.  There was no willingness by the teachers or administration to meet the individual needs of students, unless the students were performing below grade level.  Gifted students, or students with special needs, such as dyslexia or sensory processing disorders, were not provided even modest assistance.

By a Parent on

This progressive school in a brand new green LEED certified building has been a wonderful experience for our family. We have a very happy first grader. The school's focus on the whole child is a contrast with our local public schools, and it's affordable compared to similar schools. Great faculty and the new head is fantastic so far - excellent with parents, students and teachers. There are interesting new developments with art, music, science, computers and afterschool programs and the new field will have athletics close behind. Note the address listed here is not current, it's off Kenilworth Ave between Greenbelt and Berwyn Heights now.

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