In, Of, and For Baltimore

When FRIENDS is your school, BALTIMORE is your classroom

At Friends School of Baltimore, you will learn how to make connections, cross boundaries, and build upon the best in Baltimore.

Through our deep and ever-evolving relationships with our Baltimore neighbors and partners, we will help you access the people and institutions doing some of the most innovative and exciting work in our city, allowing you to contribute to the greater good while developing the skills you need to thrive beyond our campus. When Friends is your school Baltimore is your classroom.

An enduring passion to serve others

Understanding what it means to be a member of a community is an integral part of a Quaker education. In fact, community and stewardship are two of our core Quaker values.

Beginning with our youngest learners, students at Friends are taught the importance of community service — how fulfilling it can be, and how powerful an impact they can have on the world. From classroom projects that incorporate values-based lessons to small-groups, emphasizing reflection and discussion to individually-designed service work through our many partnerships with people and organizations, these experiences are designed to foster personal growth by instilling in each student a sense of responsibility to serve others in need.

Partnerships in Service

Friends School has been committed to the Baltimore community since its founding in 1784. We believe in deepening our relationships with organizations and communities in Baltimore, as well as reaching out to support our global community. Some of our partners include My Sisters' Place, CARES, GEDCO, Habitat for Humanity, and Soccer Without Borders. 

Service Learning is a teaching method in which service is integrated with an academic program. It allows students, faculty, and family members to develop the lifelong responsibility to give back to the community. Service learning comes in many forms at Friends, from classroom projects to individually designed service work.

Community Service Graduation Requirement

Upper School students must complete a minimum of fifty hours of community service as part of their graduation requirement. Our Director of Community Partnerships is available to speak with students and families who have questions or would like more information about service opportunities.