Welcome to Wilmington Friends

Wilmington Friends School is a community.

Wilmington Friends is a Quaker private school in Wilmington, DE with high standards for academic achievement and an emphasis on peace, justice, and creative, independent thinking. Serving preschool, elementary, middle and high school students.

We offer an unsurpassed private school academic program, and just as important, Friends is a great place to grow up. What often brings families to Quaker education (95% of the families who choose Friends are not Quaker) is the appeal of an academic program with depth—one that asks students to question, to collaborate, to be creative, to take risks—within a caring community that balances focus on the individual with responsibility to the common good.

Our teachers (including coaches) know our students; teachers provide individual attention and are deeply invested in students’ growth and success. Because they are known as individuals, students are able to discover and develop the best in themselves; because they are valued and held to high standards as members of a community, students are motivated to contribute and to lead.

For parents, Friends is a great place to join with other families who share a commitment to education that inspires the best in each student while fostering an active responsibility to the good of all. There is no “typical” Friends School student or family. We recognize diversity of thought, identity, and experience as essential to both academic excellence and the character of our community.

Please visit us to learn more.

In addition to reading more on our web site, we hope that you will visit in person (or if that’s not practical in the short term, that you will call or email us) to explore the program, philosophy, and people that make Wilmington Friends School unique. We look forward to welcoming you.

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