School for Friends was founded in 1981 by a group of neighborhood families and Quakers committed to providing a high-quality early childhood development program to the community. For over 30 years, the teachers at School for Friends have focused on the values of non-violence and cooperation, and the skills to support those values.

Since its inception, School for Friends has maintained a commitment to ensuring that families from a variety of economic backgrounds are able participate in the School. Each year, an automatic 8% of all tuition income is allocated for financial aid.

The long-term development of the School is supported by its Endowment Fund, which is funded through the generous contributions of alumni parents and other donors. Visit our Support page to learn how your contributions can make a difference for School for Friends.

School for Friends is a 501(c)3 nonprofit child development center licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Heath. The School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.