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

Catch the Spark

Different by Design: How We Teach and Learn

At Carolina Friends, learning is dynamic, experiential, and interactive. Students encounter open-ended questions, undertake original projects of real relevance, explore the natural world, and immerse themselves in service learning. In doing so, they build impressive powers of critical, creative, and independent thinking and expression.

It is an exceptional education shaped by a clear set of beliefs: a commitment to Quaker values, a love of children, and a sense of hope for the communities, local and global, they will soon lead and serve.

Our aims are ambitious: to nurture the spark of curiosity in our students and to prepare them for success in higher learning, for leading lives of fulfillment, and for putting their talents to work for the benefit of others.

I am so impressed by the incredible, inquisitive, kind, and social being my child is becoming. She has learned an incredible set of skills that have grounded her, set her off on the right start, and that will last her lifetime. Current Early School Parent

Come see how we can capture your child's imagination