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Friends School of Portland
inquiry • reflection • action
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 a place-based curriculum with 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!
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
Our 5-6 class worked hard on a project to remove invasive species from a plot of land on Mackworth Island.
Friends School of Portland is pleased to announce that it has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).