Welcome to School for Friends

School for Friends is a Washington, DC preschool that provides a loving, caring, and supportive program for children ages 18 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 18 months to 5 years
  • Fullday
  • In Dupont Circle
  • Metrorail and bus accessible
  • Based on Quaker values of cooperation, service and equity
  • Small group size
  • Diversity Celebrated
  • NAEYC Accredited
  • Warm, engaged, educated and
    committed teachers

News and Notices

COVID-19 and SFF

Per the pandemic, we are operating with modified hours and staggered arrival and departure. Please contact the school office for more information.


We are following the COVID-19 guidelines and requirements from DC Health and Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) Division of Early Learning (DEL). COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees. 


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 $55,000 which raises money to serve the school community.

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