Welcome New Families

Welcome to Friends! 

Your Journey Starts Here.

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.

Upper School
Middle School
Lower School

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:



Weekly ZOOM Chats for New Students
Zoom calls Wednesdays from 7-8 pm. (Zoom links will be emailed)

  • April 29— Meet & Greet with 9th Grade Dean and General Q&A
  • May 6— Athletics & Clubs
  • May 13— Music, Theater, & Visual Art

Placement Testing
If you have questions concerning Placement Testing, please reach out to our Academic Dean Christine Koniezhny at

Smart Start Orientation for all new to Friends students in grades 9-12
  • August 17-19, 12pm - 3:30pm— New students 9th-12th
  • August 20-21, 12pm3:30pm— New to 9th grade only
  • August 21— Class of 2023 Cookout from 3:30-5:00 in the Picnic Glade

Fall Sports Information Presentation and Meet the Coaches Night


Weekly ZOOM Chats for New Students
Zoom calls Tuesdays from 7-8 pm. (Zoom links will be emailed)
  • May 12
  • May 19

Smart Start-Orientation for all new to Friends Middle School students in grades 6-8
  • August 18-21 (Details will be emailed)


Virtual Welcome Gatherings
Zoom calls Thursdays from 4:00-5:00pm. (Zoom links will be emailed)
  • May 7 For families new to Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and PreFirst
  • May 14 For families new to First Grade
  • May 2 For families new to Grades 2-5

New Pre-Primary and Lower School Family Gathering
Join us to meet new friends and have fun on the Lower School Playground!
  • August 31, 5:30pm 

Orientation Day for all New Lower School and Pre-Primary Students
  • September 1 (Details will be emailed)
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