Welcome New Families

At Friends School of Baltimore, we are deeply committed to helping young people discover and become the person they are meant to be. A Friends School education equips young people to become courageous changemakers wherever their path leads. As your family embarks on this journey together, please refer to the resources below to take a deeper dive into the Friends experience.

Please refer to myFriends for the following Back to School information:

*NOTE: Login to myFriends, click on Back to School Backpack and  Divisional Information Sections to find:

  • Calendar of Important Dates for 21-22 school year 
  • Health Forms and Parent Forms
  • Summer Reading - posted in May
  • Important Divisional Contacts
  • Information about the Dining Hall
  • Information about Billing
  • Helpful hints to set up your myFriends portal

*Coming Soon* Family to Family: The Parents Association’s Family to Family program works to help ensure a smooth transition to new students and their families by welcoming them to our community. It provides a warm, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and welcoming point of contact prior to and at the start of school. Please check back later for more information about this program.


Important Upcoming Dates

April 15, 2021  New to the Upper School Q & A Sessions
Offered at two times, 8:00-9:00 AM & 6:00-7:00 PM​
Zoom information to be emailed

​​April 17, 2021  New Student Placement Test Day

9:00 AM-Noon Upper School​ 300 Rooms
Details to be emailed
Questions? Please contact Christine Koniezhny, Academic Dean, at ckoniezhny@friendsbalt.org.

April 26, 2021 Course Selection Due
Course Selection for 2021-22

August 16-18, 2021 Smart Start

August 31, 2021  Orientation Day

Orientation and Smart Start Information

Additional Details on Upper School Program


Important Upcoming Dates

April 28, 2021 Information Webinar for Course Selection
Course selection and Zoom information to be emailed.

May 18, 2021- Virtual Welcome to Middle School
Zoom information to be emailed

Week of August 16, 2021 Smart Start

August 31, 2021 Orientation Day
Details for Smart Start and Orientation to be emailed


Virtual Welcome Gatherings
Zoom links will be emailed

May 6, 2021 4:00-4:45pm
For families new to Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and PreFirst

May 13, 2021 4:00pm-4:45pm
For families new to First Grade

May 20, 2021 4:00pm- 4:45pm
For families new to Grades 2-5

August 31, 2021 Orientation Day 
(Details will be emailed)