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Carolina Friends School

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Academic excellence cannot be measured by sheer rigor, and achievement cannot be defined merely by how many hours a student can study or how many classes and activities one can handle. Students thrive when they are provided with purposefully designed, balanced educational experiences. 

They need the space to collaborate, the opportunity to contribute to their own learning experience, and the challenge to apply their knowledge in meaningful ways. At Carolina Friends School, we reject rigor for rigor’s sake. We have decades of experience with what is now viewed as best practice. And, with our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, our students learn with purpose in order to live a life full of purpose.

At its best, no classroom community ever feels quite like another. It's a mutually negotiated community. Its traditions and ways of working grow out of what the teacher brings and what each unique group of children brings. Renee Prillaman, Assitant Head for Teaching and Learning

We Learn and Grow

Our holistic, grounded, aspirational academics span pre-K to twelfth grade.

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Quaker Values

We are both intentionally secular and deeply informed by the Quaker values of our founders.

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