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As the only Quaker School in Massachusetts, Cambridge Friends School is dedicated to combining academic excellence with values that foster social responsibility.  We are developmentally attuned to children, progressive in our approach to curriculum, and student-centered in our teaching.  In addition to inspiring intellectual growth, we foster habits of heart and mind in all children that compel them to create a more just and peaceful world.

We offer a unique and powerful combination of challenging academics, a supportive community, and a passionate commitment to diversity and inclusion. At CFS, each student develops the tools they need to reach their full potential as scholars and citizens.

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Our alumni consistently say that CFS was essential in building their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Grades Pre-K through 8

Values Based Education

Excellent Teachers 

Inclusive Community

77% with advanced degrees!

A Cambridge Friends School education...

Is rooted in academic excellence

  • Cambridge Friends School integrates challenging academics with meaningful social justice immersion to create a dynamic, contemporary, and progressive curriculum. Students are taught to think critically, to question the world around them, and to dive deeply into topics of interest. The result is our students attain a breadth and depth of knowledge supported by the skills to research, write, and communicate that knowledge.

Sees the light in each and every student

  • Quakers believe each person has unique value in our community. At Cambridge Friends School, this means that each student is celebrated for their individual identity, and each person is respected for who they are and where they have come from.

  • Cambridge Friends School is committed to being an antiracist community—that is, to be a community that actively challenges racism. This work, which is grounded in academic excellence, encourages students to work for social and racial justice and sets the standard of equality for all students.

  • The Cambridge Friends School is committed to challenging homophobia and heterosexism. We work to create an environment that opposes LGBTQ+ bias and encourages all members of our community to be themselves openly, comfortably, and in full equity. 

Is centered in antibias work

  • Cambridge Friends School is intentional about not only what we teach, but the way in which we teach it. Drawing on educational best practices and research, our curriculum is purposefully designed to meet the academic, social/emotional, and developmental needs of each child. From the words we use when helping student mediate social conflict, to the posters on the walls, to the hands-on projects that accompany each new idea or unit, the ways in which we teach are just as important as the lessons themselves.

Is grounded in thoughtful pedagogy

Register now for the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 Student Visit Day! Your student will be immersed in the CFS student experience, learning and growing in our play-based classrooms with our expert teachers. Join us on Friday, January 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for this important visit! 

A private, independent day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts that provides an education guided by Quaker principles for grades Pre-K through 8.

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House

Saturday, April 4 | 10:00 am

OUTSTANDING ACADEMICS + 
QUAKER VALUES = 
TRANSFORMATIONAL EDUCATION

Register now for the Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 Student Visit Day! Your student will be immersed in the CFS student experience, learning and growing in our play-based classrooms with our expert teachers. Join us on Friday, January 10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm for this important visit!