Founded in 1994, Friends School of Wilmington is known for its high academic standards and strong sense of community. The Friends School educational experience is based on essential Quaker principles of respect for others, personal responsibility, integrity, equality, simplicity, and service.
We prepare independent thinkers in the Quaker tradition for a global, knowledge-based future. Friends School is committed to educating each student intellectually, aesthetically, physically, and spiritually in a culturally diverse community. Guided by the Quaker principles of truth, simplicity, and peaceful resolution of conflict, Friends School offers each student a challenging education that develops intellectual abilities and ethical and social values to support a productive life of leadership and service.
Our Vision: Empowering the next generation for global good.
Academic and Personal Excellence
Those who aspire to integrity, embrace challenges, and internalize the goal of being the best they can be, enable the full development of their minds, character, and spirit. They build a strong foundation not only for success in school, but for a rich and rewarding life as well.
A community bound and dedicated to the School's mission provides an environment of mutual care and teaches its members how to work together in the common pursuit of learning.
A multicultural school community creates an enriched learning environment through the exploration, understanding, and appreciation of differences. It prepares students for living in an increasingly diverse and global society.
The dignity of all and a sense of inclusion are fostered by active listening to and active engagement with others. Respect is most powerful when it characterizes the relationships and interactions between and among all segments of the school community: parents, students, teachers, staff, and alumni/ae.
Developing the practice of serving others benefits oneself, the school community, and the world beyond. Graduates are committed to making the world a better place, fulfilling a major aspect of the school's mission.
Quaker Meeting and other dedicated periods of silence provide precious opportunities to be in more direct contact with the light within and among each of us. These are times to reflect on one's values and aspirations, community concerns, and matters of deeper importance that often are submerged in the noise of everyday life.