OUR COMMUNITY

Campus Partnerships

A 50-acre campus doesn't use itself!  Friends Meeting School loves to partner with other area groups & businesses to bring new perspectives to lessons and increase our students' exposure to a variety of educational experiences. 

Starting Them Young

Students ages 1-4, too young for the Friends Meeting School program, can still find a home on campus with Early Bird Exploration Academy, which uses the buildings and grounds to full effect. Early Bird graduates get their FMS application fee waived!

A Learning, Working Farm

Leonard McGinnis runs a farm on campus, where he grows many types of leafy vegetables and herbs in a variety of ways. Students learn traditional and modern farming techniques, and get a firsthand sense of what it takes to grow the food they rely on. Once a week, Len's Leafy Greens sells directly to our students & families, and anything left over makes its way to the Maryland Food Bank.

Community Partnerships

For a small school, Friends Meeting School plays an outsized role in the Frederick County community, partnering with like-minded organizations and sponsoring community and educational events all around Greater Frederick.

Organic Education

Through their Educational program, MOM's has been a wonderful and devoted partner to our Lower School, guiding them in their goal of understanding the origins and distribution of the food we eat.

Keeping it Local

Common Market (on Buckeystown Pike in Frederick) "Community Partner" program provides a link between FMS and this creative, shopper-owned market. Common Market owners get their Application Fee waived!

Gathering Places

Friends Meeting School is proud to sponsor community events through Celebrate Frederick. In 2016, we presented the "Festival of Lights," an interfaith celebration of the power of Light. In 2017, we are proud to sponsor the Art Block of the spectacular "In the Street" Festival in downtown Frederick.