NOT FOR PROFIT
Friends Meeting School is a 501(c)(3) organization, registered as a non-profit institution with the State of Maryland and the Federal Government. As such, all income goes directly back to the school's programs, and any donations offered to the school can be made exempt from taxes.
The organization is governed by a Board of Trustees, an 8-to-21-member body of volunteers which meets once a month to establish general school policies and discuss the school's legal and moral obligations. It has control over the school's assets, and oversight of its overall programs and spiritual well-being. The Board also has oversight of the Head of School, who is directly responsible for the daily operation of the School in keeping with policies and directions set by the Board. FMS is currently under the spiritual care of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Standing committees of the Board of Trustees include Advancement, Finance, Property, Spiritual Life, and the Committee on Trustees. Committee clerks report the activities of the committees to the Board and make recommendations for actions which must be approved by the Board as a whole.