Welcome to School for Friends

School for Friends is a Washington, DC preschool that provides a loving, caring, and supportive program for children ages 12 months to five years.

For 40 years, our curriculum has reflected the Quaker values of cooperation, equality, and nonviolence. Our developmental program focuses on helping children solve problems together, resolve conflicts, think independently and make choices.

School for Friends is accredited by NAEYC and is a member of Friends Council on Education. (En Español)

About SFF

  • Ages 12 months to 5 years
  • Full Day Preschool
  • In Dupont Circle
  • Metrorail and bus accessible
  • Focus on Quaker values of cooperation, nonviolence, and equality
  • Diversity celebrated
  • Dedicated outdoor playspace
  • Small class size
  • Warm, engaged, and experienced teachers
  • NAEYC Accredited

Visit SFF

We offer individual in-person tours Monday through Friday. 

The best way to get to know us is to see the school and meet our teachers and children. We hope you will come to visit us, and look forward to seeing you and your family soon. 


Support SFF

Donate to SFF  Annual Fund Campaign


Help us reach our goal by making a gift to the Fund for Friends campaign. This year’s goal is $60,000, raising money to serve the school community in various ways, including financial aid for families needing support and music classes for children.  

Family Testimonials

Our daughter loves School for Friends, as do we. Her confidence has grown with the support and love of her incredible teachers. She comes home excited to share all the fun and joy of the day. There’s a reason that both teachers and parents stay with School for Friends: it’s a wonderful community and an amazing place.

Jackie G. Mother of Isabel

If raising a child takes a village, SFF is that village. A special community of parents, teachers, and administrators who are all invested in every child, SFF is not just a school. It is an extension of your family, embodying the values we all hope to instill in our children to become resilient, thoughtful, and caring members of society.

Vishal A. P. Father of Dillon