About Friends Council on Education

Friends Council on Education (FCE) affirms that membership in Friends Council is composed of schools and organizations based on the faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Friends Council on Education is committed to the independence of its member schools, affirming the variety and diversity of these schools and supporting their prerogative to offer an extensive range of curricula and programs, to select quality teachers who meet their criteria, and to create values-based learning communities based on the unique educational missions of their schools. As the only national organization of Friends schools, Friends Council on Education is in a unique position to be a public voice for Friends education.


  • Nurture the spiritual life of Friends schools
  • Strengthen the connections between schools
  • Serve as the national voice of Quaker education
  • Provide consultations, programs, professional development, peer networks, and publications to promote Quaker philosophy of education and enrich Quaker testimonies in school life
 Who we are ...

76 Schools in 21 States
20,000 Students
5,000 Faculty & Staff
1,200 Trustees/Board

13 Early Childhood
35 Elementary (PreK-6, PreK-8)
22 PreK-12
6 Secondary (6-12, 7-9, 9-12)
7 Boarding 
5 For Learning Differences

Charitable Organization
Friends Council is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The official registration and financial information of Friends Council may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.