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


The philosophy of Carolina Friends School is rooted in the tenets of the Religious Society of Friends.

We are an independent Quaker school, which means that we are secular, inclusive, and deeply guided by Quaker values. Our Early School philosophy informs our curricular choices and acts as a lens through which we view children's learning and development. Browse illustrations of our philosophy in action below.

Inspired by Quaker values

The tenets expressed in Carolina Friends School's mission and philosophy are at the heart of our Quaker pedagogy in the Early Schools.