Friends School of Portland
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 our culture of joyful learning!

Friends School of Portland is a member of Friends Council on Education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


Admission Information

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Want to learn more about us? Click below for a list of upcoming admissions events.

After-School Activities

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Click below for a list of this year’s after-school activities (so far).

Parenting for Peace

Learn more about our upcoming film and conversation.


Fast Facts