Friends School of Baltimore is an independent Quaker school founded in 1784 serving students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
At Friends School of Baltimore, we've intentionally replaced the phrase "rigorous academics" with vigorous education, where students demonstrate effort, energy, and enthusiasm. For more than 230 years, our educational journey has equally emphasized the mastery of content with the mastery of essential skills required to succeed in the world - skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and empathy - to name a few.
Look up the word "rigorous" in any dictionary and you'll find words like inflexible, hard and even cruel in the definition. And yet, independent schools boast about rigorous academics like it's something to celebrate. When schools focus on the trappings of rigorous academic and ignore the other essential elements of a meaningful education, they do a disservice to their students. These foundational pieces of your vigorous education at Friends School don't just complement and enhance our strong academics - they are also key ingredients for a life well-lived.