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About CFS

Carolina Friends School (CFS) is a community of learners, made up of 500 students ages 3 to 18, and over 90 staff, as well as family members, board members, alumni, alum parents, grandparents, former staff, and friends of the School.

CFS was founded in 1962 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and many members of the CFS Board of Trustees are also members of the Durham and Chapel Hill Friends Meetings. CFS was one of the first schools in the South to pursue a policy and practice of racial integration. A main campus of 126 acres is situated in the woods with a stream and nature trails, and located 15 minutes from Durham, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough.

Fourteen classroom buildings, including libraries, science and computer laboratories, art and music studios, a performing arts center, and a gymnasium, plus playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, and tennis courts make up the campus.

We have three Early Schools for 3-to 6-year-olds – one on the main campus, one in Durham near Duke University, and one in Chapel Hill near UNC. CFS graduates earn admission into public and private universities across the country and are offered outstanding scholarships and grants.

The United States Office of Education has recognized the CFS Upper School as an “Exemplary Private Secondary School.”

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These photos are copyright Carolina Friends School and are available for personal use; they are not intended for resale.

Questions regarding the photos may be directed to staff member, Laura Shmania: LShmania@cfsnc.org.

Carolina Friends School

4809 Friends School Road

Durham, NC 27705