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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
5114 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210
Telephone
(410) 649-3200

Applying

Application Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,610
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
43%
Average Financial Aid
From Friends School of Baltimore

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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Friends School of Baltimore Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
118 responses
Average ACT
29
50 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Scarlet and grey day
    25%
  • Friday night basketball
    14%
  • Hollyfest
    14%
  • Earth Day
    11%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Spirit week
    8%
  • Coffeehouse
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    850
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $19,840
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    4
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    69%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    77%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    80%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
    60%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
    Living in the Area
    A
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      A-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      A
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $195,228
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $231
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $536,909
    National
    $184,700

    Friends School of Baltimore Reviews

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    Friends School of Baltimore was named the best private school in Baltimore by Baltimore Magazine 2018. And it's true! Steeped in the Quaker tradition of "SPICES" ( simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, stewardship), the campus exudes these attributes. The quality of education is stellar. For example, the Upper School does not have AP courses because ALL of the classes are considered advanced. So every student is challenged, but also lovingly supported and cheered on as they embark on their life journey. The feeling at Friends is truly community. Once you're a Quaker, you'll always be a Quaker and many alumni return to teach or speak or give a concert or show their award-winning film. A Friends education is like the American Express commercial, priceless.
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    Even though I currently attend a quite respectable university, Friends School will always be the institution which gave me the best education, and I am forever grateful for the experiences I had there. What I liked most about Friends is that students were involved in multiple things. For example, there wasn't the 'theatre kid' or 'the lacrosse kid,' instead, there was the varsity lacrosse player who also got the leads in the musicals, or the girl on the basketball team who was also the head of French club. People were not labelled. Friends School can be catered to all individuals, and the support, friendships and education that I received from attending the school will always be something I hold dear to me.
    Friends School is a Quaker school dating back to 1794. It's title is "School", but it's always described as the Friends "Community" (The "C" in the Quaker SPICES values) And that's what it is. It's very supportive and nurturing. We sent our son to Friends after 5th grade because he's "quirky." He had not fit in at the public elementary school he attended and was not going to at the middle school either. What a relief and pleasure it was for him to be surrounded by other "quirky" kids and be accepted for who he is. The Community has also instilled in him the other Quaker virtues of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Equality and (environmental) Stewardship. Friends was the best place for him during the most important developmental years of his life. Friends was the best place for him during the most important developmental years of his life.