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Carolina Friends School is a vibrant and inclusive learning community empowering students to think critically, creatively, and independently. We prepare students to be lifelong learners who think deeply and question the world around them.

We enroll over 500 students in our four developmentally designed units: Early School, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. 

We encourage you to begin the admission process in the fall prior to your child’s year of entry to allow time to explore our program and campus and to provide you flexibility in completing the application requirements. 

Help us get to know you through our inquiry form or by contacting 919-383-6602 x*221 or admission@cfsnc.org. Questions and conversation are always welcome. We look forward to starting this journey together.
 

At A Glance

We are a Quaker school near Durham, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Carolina Friends School includes three Early Schools for ages 3–6 (one on main campus, one in Durham by Duke University, and one in Chapel Hill by UNC); a Lower School (equivalent to grades 1–4); a Middle School (equivalent to grades 5–8); and an Upper School (grades 9–12).

We are members of National, Southern, and North Carolina Associations of Independent Schools, National and Southern Associations for College Admissions Counseling, and Friends Council on Education. Carolina Friends School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
 

Founded 1962

Lower School opened 1964

500+ Students

Across 4 units and 3 campuses

126-acre

Main campus

9:1

School average student to staff

FACILITIES

Include 14 classroom buildings

ARTS

Art and music studios + a performing arts center

2

Libraries

ATHLETICS

2 athletic buildings + tennis courts + 3 fields

$1.88 M

Total funds available for tuition adjustments last year

Ages 3-18

Range of students at our School

59%

Staff with advanced degrees

97%

Graduates attend colleges or universities of their choice

32%

Students in our adjusted tuition program

26%

Racial/ethnic diversity

Extended Day

Enrichment opportunities across ages and interests

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Nancy Hayes

Nancy Hayes

Director of Enrollment
Amy Catlin

Amy Catlin

Enrollment Administrative Assistant