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friends council

Friends Council on Education (FCE) affirms that membership in Friends Council is composed of schools and organizations based on the faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Friends Council on Education is committed to the independence of its member schools, affirming the variety and diversity of these schools and supporting their prerogative to offer an extensive range of curricula and programs, to select quality teachers who meet their criteria, and to create values-based learning communities based on the unique educational missions of their schools. As the only national organization of Friends schools, Friends Council on Education is in a unique position to be a public voice for Friends education.

Who is the Friends Council on Education?

In 2021–2022, FCE schools include:

  • 13 Early Childhood Schools
  • 35 Elementary Schools (PreK–6, PreK–8)
  • 22 PreK–12 Schools
  • 6 Secondary Schools (6–12, 7–9, 9–12)
  • 7 Boarding Schools 6 Schools for Learning Differences  

What does the Friends Council on Education do?

  • Nurture the spiritual life of Friends schools
  • Strengthen the connections between schools
  • Serve as the national voice of Quaker education
  • Provide consultations, programs, professional development, peer networks, and publications to promote Quaker philosophy of education and enrich Quaker testimonies in school life