A Pre-K to Grade 12 Independent Quaker Day School Serving the Greater Durham-Chapel Hill Area

At A Glance

We are a Quaker school with a main campus on 126 acres near Durham, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Carolina Friends School (CFS) 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).

Facilities include 14 classroom buildings; Lower and Middle/Upper School libraries; science, maker, and computer labs; a greenhouse; art and music studios; a performing arts center; two athletic buildings; spacious playgrounds and outdoor learning spaces; tennis courts; and baseball, soccer, and ultimate fields.

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. CFS is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Founded 1962

Lower School opened 1964

$1.8 M

Total funds available for tuition adjustments last year


Graduates attend colleges or universities of their choice


Students in our adjusted tuition program

514 Students

Across 4 units and 3 campuses

Ages 3-18

Range of students at our School

18 Years

Average teaching experience of our educators

Extended Day

Enrichment opportunities across ages and interests


School average student to staff


Staff with advanced degrees


Athletic teams across 8 interscholastic sports


Racial/ethnic diversity