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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
$30,690
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.

Friends School of Baltimore Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1320
103 responses
Average ACT
29
42 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Scarlet and grey day
    26%
  • Friday night basketball
    14%
  • Hollyfest
    14%
  • Earth Day
    11%
  • Musical
    11%
  • Coffeehouse
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
806
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$44,262
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$974
National
$949
Median Home Value
$153,000
National
$184,700

Friends School of Baltimore Reviews

72 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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FSB is a perfect fit for my 8th grader, who is new to Friends. We love being a part of a community where people care about one another. It's been so nice to walk into FSPA meetings & be welcomed & feel included. Religion is not emphasized, but learning and living within the context of the Quaker SPICES is key to their daily lives. My student comes home happy, and I know this is the end result of a lot of positive intention within the community. Small classes have resulted in individualized instruction; she's challenged at the level that is appropriate to her. She's given alternative assignments to challenge her. The teachers are proactive about this; I'm not asking them to make these adjustments. The school welcomes parent involvement & it was a pleasant surprise when the principal spoke in detail about my student after just 1 week of school. My student has authentic learning experiences off campus, including visiting a community garden and Habitat for Humanity.
I grew up in Baltimore and attended another one of the excellent independent schools in the area. However, when it was time to educate my own children, I chose Friends. We have been there several years now and I am more impressed with the school with each grade my children experience. The school truly nurtures every aspect of a child, fostering what is unique about the individual. My children are well-rounded, joyful and love learning. The administrators are thoughtful and visionary. The teachers are caring and skilled. It is the most diverse of the independent schools in Baltimore across the board. The community of parents is extremely welcoming. I highly recommend Friends.