Greetings from CFS!

Dear Friends,


“If you’re looking for a school that truly sees your child; that supports and guides students in the development of the skills they will need to be thoughtful, intellectually curious, caring people; and that believes every individual has a light that can shine brightly, then Cambridge Friends School is the place you want to be.”


That testimonial, crafted by one of our faculty members, is a poignant introduction to this incredible educational community. For over 60 years, Cambridge Friends School, the only Quaker school in Massachusetts, has sent selfless, compassionate, deep-thinking learners into the world to lead by example, empowered to advocate for themselves and others, and equipped to make intelligent decisions. We are an institution that is inspired by the challenge of developing the unique intellectual gifts of each child so that they can confidently navigate a complex and rapidly evolving world.


Our curriculum is a potent synthesis of experience and knowledge. Education is far more than the acquisition of information. By engaging our students in their own learning, celebrating inquisitiveness, and encouraging creative thinking, we guide each child as they develop profound and enduring understanding. Our students believe in their individual creativity while also recognizing the power of collaboration. Confidence in their intelligence and deep self-awareness allow them to listen thoughtfully and empathetically to other points of view. The responsibility they develop for their education and their ownership of the learning process propel our students to surpass conventional academic standards.


The Quaker tenets of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship provide guidance as we merge meaningful academic learning with a compassionate community committed to social justice. Our belief in the light within each child is the foundation for our faith in their inherent worth and their potential for growth. Every student is encompassed by our powerful triple helix of dynamic academics, effectual values, and profound compassion, which transforms them into active participants in their own affairs and those of the world around them.


Please explore our website to learn more about our mission and educational philosophy, Quaker values, excellent academics from pre-K to 8th grade, and rich extended learning options, and our admissions process. Better yet, to really understand what an outstanding educational community Cambridge Friends School is, come for a visit!