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Friends School of Portland

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an independent Quaker day school

Friends School of Portland is an independent preschool through 8th grade school arising from Quaker faith and practice and built upon long-held standards of exceptional Friends schools. Embracing the Quaker belief in the unique worth of each individual, we seek students from diverse ethnic, economic and family backgrounds. In small, multi-age classes, as well as in after school and summer programs, we nurture children’s unfolding development as curious, creative, and compassionate world citizens. We emphasize high standards for independent thinking and personal integrity. We offer cooperative, hands-on learning in a close community where simplicity, service, stewardship, and peaceful resolution of conflict are practiced every day. For almost 400 years, Friends Schools have offered students a blend of loving acceptance and vigorous challenge. We invite you to learn more about us!

Friends School of Portland is a member of the Friends Council on Education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Would you like to learn more about Quakerism? Click here for a series of educational videos about the Quaker experience.

Read about the experience of silence in meeting for worship.

Values Added: The Lifelong Returns of an Independent School Education, an NAIS report on independent education.

Middle Schools Fail Kids, a Columbia University study on the advantages of K-8 schools.

Follow this link to information about Portland Friends Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

News & Events

Harvest Fest at Broadturn Farm

Join us on Sunday, October 1st, 12-5pm. Click here for details and to purchase tickets.

Opening in First Grade

We have a last-minute opening in our first grade! Click here for admissions info.

Admissions Open House

Saturday, October 28. Click here for details.

Want to learn more?

Click here to request information.

Visiting Artists Week 2017

Click here for photos, videos, and song lyrics from this year's Visiting Artists Week.

I'm Not Racist...Am I?--Follow-Up

Did you attend the film screening? Click here for a list of follow-up resources.

Deep Listening in a Divided Age

Click here to read a letter by Friends Council on Education's executive director.

2015-16 Annual Report

Click here to view our latest annual report.

Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Click here to view our Strategic Plan.

We have moved!

Our new mailing address is:

11 U.S. Route One
Cumberland Foreside, ME  04110

Visiting Artists Week

Read our 2016 recap here.

Read about us in The Forecaster!

Click here for an article about our new school.

Read about us in the Portland Press Herald!

Click here to read the article online (originally published on 2/18/13).

FSP accredited by NEASC!

Friends School of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Read about us in The Forecaster!

Newly accredited Quaker school creates 'culture of joyful learning.'