November 2014 Open House
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musical kids
confident graduates
Preschool Openings
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photo club
community connections
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nature's laboratory

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 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!



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.


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

Family Open House

Learn more about us on Saturday, November 1 at 10am. Click here for more info and to RSVP!

Benefit Concert for FSP

Local singer-songwriter Kate Schrock and legendary saxophonist Glen DaCosta. Click here for more info.

Looking at Preschools?

We still have space for this school year! Click here for more information.

Construction Has Started!

We recently hosted an official groundbreaking for our new school building on Route One in Cumberland. Click here to learn more!

Letterboxing on Mackworth Island

Looking for something fun to do this summer? FSP's Outing Club has hidden 2 letterboxes...

We've Hired a New Director of Studies!

We are thrilled to announce the hiring of Nell Sears. Click here to learn more.

Broadturn Farm Fundraiser a Success!

Click here to read about how our 3-4 class worked with Broadturn Farm to pick late-season veggies to benefit FSP and others!

Grant Received to Support Parenting for Peace

Read more about our $6000 grant from the Tom Ewell Fund by clicking here.

Read Our School Newspaper!

Click here for the latest edition of the FSP Messenger.<

Read about us in the Portland Press Herald!

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

Read about us in The Forecaster!

Click here to learn about our recent land purchase.

Annual Report Online

Click here to view our 2011-2012 Annual Report.

Reclaiming Mackworth

Our 5-6 class worked hard on a project to remove invasive species from a plot of land on Mackworth Island.

Jenny Rowe on CTN5

Jenny Rowe, our new Head of School, was recently interviewed on CTN5. Learn more about Jenny by watching the video here.

Diversity Scholarship

FSP is committed to a diverse student body, not just racially and culturally, but also economically.We have awarded two Diversity Scholarships, funded by an anonymous donor to increase the racial

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.'