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


We are always pleased to welcome you to campus and offer several opportunities for you to visit with us. Please let our admission office know if there are any particular accommodations that would be helpful to you during your time with us.

Individual Parent Visits

We look forward to having an opportunity to meet with you individually, to learn about your child, to share more detailed information about Carolina Friends School, and to answer any of your questions. Whether before you submit an application or as part of the admission process, we welcome the chance to meet you individually. Call 919.383.6602 x*221 or email admission@cfsnc.org to schedule a time to meet with our Enrollment Director Nancy Hayes.

Campus Close-Ups:

Group Information Sessions

Bring your questions and wear your walking shoes as you join a group of other prospective parents and guardians to learn more about the school and tour the campus. Head of School Karen Cumberbatch and other staff look forward to greeting you and providing a brief overview of the school. You will have a chance to visit any units of interest to you and speak with Head Teachers, current students, and parents. Please note that the Campus Close-Up sessions are for parents and guardians as well as prospective Upper School applicants. These tours are led by our Upper School Tour Guides who are happy to share their experience and perspective with you. There are three Campus Close-Ups, in October, November, and January. View the dates and sign-up using our online form.

Main Campus Open House

Our fall Open House is a family affair. While not required, it is a wonderful way to gather additional insight into our School. We invite you and your family to explore our campus: meet and talk with our teachers, current students and parents; visit our classrooms and outdoor spaces; and learn more about our curriculum and our programs. Although it's on our Main Campus, you can learn more about our Durham and Chapel Hill Early School campuses and speak with teachers at those sites as well. No RSVP is necessary, but we do ask you to please fill out our online interest form.

Main Campus (Early through Upper School): Sunday, October 27, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Our students seek to understand and share their insights in our small classes. In fostering respect for each person and their contributions, we build confidence to share individual and original thoughts and openness to alternate points-of-view, while having the time to tease out truth together. Frances Brindle, Upper School Teacher