“[The] environment … was both rigorous and caring. I consider my [Friends school] education to be a lifelong gift of values, curiosity and self-confidence.” ~ Ben Cushman, CEO, Intellitools
Location Friends School of Charlotte
7001 Wallace Road, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28212 704-567-9445 – or -
FSC is pleased to offer Aftercare for the 2012-13 academic year. Students may attend full time from 3:30 – 6:00pm, or on an hourly basis.
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Friends School of Charlotte is an independent Quaker school serving grades K through 5.
Friends School of Charlotte, which is open to all families, provides Charlotte with access to a 300-year tradition of Quaker (Friends) education. We are committed to the principles of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and service, and provide academic excellence through small classrooms and enriching learning environments.
After much discussion and reflection, and with deep sadness, the board and staff are in unity that the time has come to lay down and close Friends School of Charlotte at the end of this academic year.
We are extraordinarily proud of the work accomplished with more than 40 students over six years. At the close of the current year we will graduate a student who began as a Kindergartener in our inaugural class. Through our school and outreach activities we have successfully shared our Quaker testimonies with the broader Charlotte community. We have attained full membership in the Friends Council on Education.
We offer our sincerest appreciation to the many people and organizations who have shared our vision and supported our school with their spirit, time, expertise and financial resources.
Carl King, Clerk, Board of Trustees
Marla Schoolmeester, Head of School
Music News: Banjo Project
Through the leadership of our excellent music teacher, Carol Raedy, FSC students have built their own banjos, and have been learning to play popular and folk songs on their creations!
Please click the link below to watch our engineers/musicians in action!
What school is right for you? “Few things are as daunting as trying to do what is best for your children, especially when it comes to their education. No matter how good it is, no school fits every child. Therefore, it falls to us as parents to figure out our children’s needs and to find a school which can provide it. Our experience with more progressive philosophies of both education and parenting has left us frustrated with most of our children’s school experiences. However, we believe we have found a school which is best for [our child], The Friends School of Charlotte. We are excited about the promise of a program that is truly respectful of students as people, and focuses on thinking rather than obedience. The benefit of a Friends approach to progressive education is that it is grounded in genuine belief that we all, including the students, are part of something bigger. Each step, each grade, each phase, is just a part of the whole and is not simply a stepping stone or preparation for what comes next. We trust that the Friends School of Charlotte will allow and encourage our daughter to live her life now—to have opinions, to take risks, to make mistakes, to learn, to play, to contribute—not that she is working toward living life later. Maybe it will help us do the same.”
- FSC Parent
The School congratulates the Obamas on their
choice of Sidwell Friends School for their daughters.