Carolina Friends School

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4809 Friends School Rd

Durham, NC 27705

(919) 383-6602

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Grades: PK - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 507

Students Per Teacher: 6

Parent Reviews

16 Parent Reviews for Carolina Friends School

I would not recommend CFS at all. It has a reputation in the community for being academically weak and now having many years of experience there, I know it to be true. The school is most adept at skilled mission statements, but they do not have the personnel nor the administrative leadership to make ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/25/14

CFS has been a second home to me. I have been going there since I was three years old and I am happy to say that I have been challenged and supported everyday. The Teachers are there for you in every way possible especially academically and Socially. Everyone there loves the community and wants it to ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/27/12

Our daughters have attended CFS from the time they were 3. One is now at Stanford, getting an MS in Engineering; one is a senior at CFS. CFS's non-graded system does not impede students applying to good colleges. Colleges are familiar w/ the system of using teacher evaluations rather than letter grades ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/11

I have been constantly impressed with the quality of my children's education at Carolina Friends School Early and Lower school. As an education professional, I feel confident saying that the academic curriculum is top-notch. NO school is perfect for every child, but parents who have been unhappy during ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/25/11

I would not recommend CFS High School unless your child in unable to achieve in an academic challenging curriculum. The CFS Narrative evaluation and NO Grades and No GPA will only damage an academically strong student possibilities of gaining access to a first tier colleges and college scholarship no ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/09/11

Very disappointed with the CFS. It has taken a year for my child to recover from the bad experience at CFS Lower School. I have heard that the Middle and Upper Schools are better. My child fell through the cracks at CFS though academically gifted and was not taught much of anything academically. There ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/22/11

My son attended CFS from kindergarten through Middle School (8th grade). He made the choice to switch to East Chapel Hill HS, a top-rated public school, for a wider set of academic and social choices. He is flourishing there in all Honors courses because of the great preparation he got at CFS. We ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/28/11

Educate children hearts, mind, and soul to fulfill their individual potential and to affect positive change in the world.

Posted by a parent on 04/25/10

Carolina Friends School is giving my boys a wonderful education, not only academically and physically, but in being responsible, kind and global citizens. The teachers know and love my kids almost as much as I do and is instilling in them a wonderful sense of self respect.

Posted by a parent on 04/24/10

It's a great community that involves everyone(students, parents, teachers, administrators, the larger community) in making it great!

Posted by a parent on 04/24/10

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Durham schools — Carolina Friends School is located at 4809 Friends School Rd, Durham NC 27705. 4809 Friends School Rd is in the 27705 ZIP code in Durham, NC Carolina Friends School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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