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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

Summer at FSP

For more information on our summer day camps for ages 4-9, click here.

Summer Stories by the Forest

Tuesdays at 11am. Click here for our schedule of presenters.

Visiting Artists Week

Read our recap here.

We have moved!

Our new mailing address is:

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

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.'