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Lifelong Learners. Lifelong Leaders. Lifelong Friends. 

Friends School of Wilmington is a preschool-8th grade independent school, rooted in Quaker values, dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning and a drive to act always with courage, integrity, and love. 

At FSW, our educational mission is grounded in a sustained commitment to academic excellence and moral character; a learning environment where students are equipped to lead lives guided by curiosity and kindness, wisdom and empathy. Starting in our Montessori preschool classrooms, we empower children to explore the world around them through creative, hands-on discovery. Our Lower and Middle School students develop as self-confident critical thinkers who solve problems with authenticity, adaptability, and collaboration.

Our teachers and administrators are the best of the best, the majority of whom hold postgraduate degrees. Through an innovative, robust curriculum that draws upon experiential and service-learning principles, we help each child reach their highest individual potential. This work is supported by first-class campus facilities, like our multi-acre Longleaf Center for Environmental Learning, our Lower School EdTech classrooms, and our Middle School 1:1 Chromebook program.

A joy to seek knowledge, a drive to lead courageously, and a love to build community — This is Friends School of Wilmington.

At A Glance

Fast Facts

Founded by members of Wilmington Friends Meeting

Range of classroom grades

Approximate student enrollment

Student-to-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 15

Guiding Quaker values

Acres of green space, nature trails, and first-class campus facilities

Total service-learning trips each year

Peer mentoring program for K-8 students

Faculty who hold postgraduate degrees

Total Quaker schools across the U.S.

Questions sparked by a lifelong love of learning 

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