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

CFS Education

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.

It is learning with a purpose, it is learning in nature, it is learning in the territory of ideas, it is learning in relationship, it is learning that is global and experiential, it is learning that is empowered, it is learning with a sense of high and hopeful expectation.

CFS has created a community that has power to transform both individuals and society. It teaches students of all ages, as well as teachers, parents, and Board of Trustees members, to find that inward place where Truth abides — and to live from it. John Baird, Principal, 1989-2002