Upper School

The high school, grades 9th-12th is a college preparatory program emphasizing more formal and rigorous application of skills and presentations. Here is an opportunity for students to fully immerse themselves in learning, exercising choice in order to discover passions and interests, and the beginnings of mastery. We aim for students to understand how to navigate life as independent and social contributing members of our world. Our students embrace the Quaker ideal of “Let your life speak” by actively sharing their learning in the community.

Our integrated humanities and language arts programs include service learning and cross cultural study into everyday lessons. Learning extends well beyond our classroom walls and beyond our borders. Often the students involved in these types of educational experiences return to campus to share their adventures and lessons with the entire student body. Such richness of experience is critical to the development of the whole student.

Advanced math and science courses are offered to meet every individual's needs. Lab science, theoretical science, and applied science are integrated in the curriculum. Students are exposed to a variety of sciences including, biology, environmental science, chemistry, physics, and agricultural science. Friends Meeting School provides context and use for these skills by engaging students in projects. Not only do they learn science and math, but they apply those skills taking advantage of our entire 54 acre campus as a living laboratory.

All students have the opportunity to actively engage in Spanish, performing and visual arts, and physical education.

Friends Meeting School wants to graduate students who are knowledgeable, insightful, and supportive citizens. Giving students opportunities to serve their communities is an effective way to accomplish this goal. Each year students are involved in internships that build a variety of skills, better preparing them for college and the work force. Classes and individuals plan and carry out their service projects with the guidance of their teachers and advisers. Ideally students integrate what they are learning in their courses with their service projects. Students must work toward achieving and documenting at least 75 hours of service before graduation. Student-driven independent study is also accommodated and encouraged. These independent learning projects are an integral we encourage students to showcase their leadership.

Students have advisers who meet with them frequently, both formally and informally, to discuss academics, social realities, service and internship possibilities. Their adviser helps them navigate the college admissions process or otherwise plan for their future. Our graduates are attending small liberal arts colleges, competitive universities and honors programs.

Friends Meeting School students have been accepted to a wide array of college and universities with scholarships.

Among them are:

  • Local Universities
    • American University
    • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    • University of Maryland, College Park
    • St. Mary's College of Maryland
    • Hood College
    • McDaniel College
    • Towson University
  • Out-of-State Universities
    • New York University
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • West Virginia Wesleyan College
    • Juniata College
    • University of Richmond
    • Elon University
    • Guilford College
    • University of North Carolina, Asheville
    • University of South Carolina
  • International Universities
    • Richmond, The International American University in London