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


At Carolina Friends School, the insights and attitudes of the Society of Friends (Quakers) define who we are and what we do.

We believe that young people learn best in an environment that offers intellectual and social support to each person while asking all of them to take responsibility for not only their own learning, but also for the growth and functioning of the whole community.

We believe that education is much more than preparation for “the real world.” We believe that students have meaningful thoughts to express, and real lives to lead, right now. It’s our mission to help each one to find a voice and a path.

We strive to provide our students with the vision, tools, and experience to pursue the change they wish to see in the world.

Questions and conflict are not feared. Throughout my education at CFS, arts, scholarship, and social justice were integrated; they were never discrete entities but interconnected aspects of the same process. Alison Kibbe '08

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 Upper School.