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

Adult Enrichment

We offer programs to enrich the lives of adult as well as young people—within and beyond the Carolina Friends School community.

We offer private music lessons (after school to past 6:00 pm) for students of all ages, including parents and grandparents--beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Open to those in the CFS and wider communities.

Please learn more about our April 13 Yoga Workshop for Educators and Parents of Three to Six-Year-Olds!

Get on Board: Civil Rights Bus Tour of the South

Summer 2019 (tentative 6 July departure)

This weeklong experience is open to educators and other adults within and beyond the CFS community.

Experience civil rights history in Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee, explore contemporary issues of race in our country, and meet change-agents working to make a difference.

Be educated, be challenged, be inspired--by where we go, what we learn, whom we meet, and our fellow travelers.

We hope to share dates, itinerary, and cost in early February. For more information, please email Anthony L. Clay at ExtendedLearning@cfsnc.org to add your name to the notification list. We'd love to have you and a diverse group of participants "get on board" for this powerful personal journey.

Trip Leaders

Anthony L. Clay

Anthony returned to Carolina Friends in August 2009 as the first Director of Advancement, and in 2016 became the School's first Director of Extended Learning, which includes Summer Programs, Extended Day, after-school classes and music lessons, travel opportunities, and other enrichment options for students, adults, and families.

He earned baccalaureate degrees magna cum laude in International Relations and History and an Asian Studies Certificate at American University and then completed an M.A. in History and received Phi Beta Kappa honors at Emory University.

Anthony has worked as a teacher (in subjects including U.S. history, government and politics, debate, and economics), college counselor, and advisor at Holland Hall School (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Raleigh Charter High School, Durham Academy, and CFS (2002-2005).

Much of his research and teaching has focused on the intersection of politics and culture--especially race--since World War II. An Arkansas native, he helped create and lead civil rights bus tours of the South for high school students and a Durham civil rights experience for CFS staff.

Anthony has served in leadership and advisory roles for various professional organizations and non-profits, including Student U, Junior Leadership Durham, Youth Leadership Tulsa, Youth Services of Tulsa, GLSEN, Habitat for Humanity, and the Southern and National Associations for College Admission Counseling.

A CFS alum parent, Anthony participated in the 2013 Quaker Pilgrimage to northern England and helped organize the similar 2018 Quaker Journey.

Andre Robert Lee

André Robert Lee’s resume includes New York City Public Schools, The Ford Foundation, Miramax Films, Urbanworld, Film Movement, BET, Universal, HBO, Picturehouse, and Dreamworks.

He directed and produced The Prep School Negro, in which he’s shown wearing a red Carolina Friends School sweatshirt! He’s visited CFS and over 350 other schools, colleges, universities, and conferences with the film and related activities. André served as producer on the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I?, which Carolina Friends screened as its first Beloved Community program in Spring 2015.

He received a 2013 Fellowship from Colorlines.com (a division of Race Forward) and was tasked with directing and producing the 12-month Life Cycles of Inequity: A Colorlines Series on Black Men. André spent the summer of 2016 developing a multi-part series for Part2 Pictures (Showtime, Oprah Winfrey Network, CNN, HBO) for a national broadcast. He partnered with Spike TV to create The Election Effects Project, in which six directors from around the country were selected to find and tell stories of how junior and high school students were responding to the 2016 presidential election.

André partnered with Shine Global (War Dance, Inocente) to create a feature documentary about incarcerated youth who create art to fight recidivism in Richmond, Virginia and is in development for a narrative feature film about the life of Bayard Rustin. He also teaches Filmmaking at his Philadelphia alma mater, Germantown Friends School.

André serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Ready Willing and Able: The Doe Fund, Inc. and on the Jury for the Oscars© Student competition. He has also served as jury member and panel participant for numerous film festivals and been a Reader for The Gates Millennium Scholars Program as well as a speaker at The Gates Millennium Scholars Program Leadership Conferences.

For eight years, he’s co-led the civil rights bus tour of the South offered as part of Carolina Friends’ Middle School end-of-year Exploratorium program. More recently, he’s served as leader and subject expert for similar trips sponsored by The Nation magazine.

Learn about our most recent Extended Learning trip, the July 2018 Quaker Journey to England's Lake District, retracing the steps of Quakerism founder George Fox.