Beginning with just two locations in 1998, Friendship now spans over 15 campuses, including online, for students in grades Pre-K3 to 12. Our rigorous curriculum, exemplary instruction, resource-rich forums and total commitment to student advancement have made Friendship one of the nation's top charter systems.
The road to college can be daunting. But thanks to 20 years’ experience guiding students to and through higher education, Friendship has developed one of the most comprehensive roadmaps for student success anywhere. Our culture is driven by great educators, academic rigors that cultivate curiosity and confidence, and the belief that every child can achieve to the highest standards. Friendship empowers students to grow and thrive as scholars.
The Friendship system’s knowledge-building approach to student instruction has produced remarkable results: Tier I elementary and middle schools. A robust Advanced Placement program. Graduation and college acceptance rates that are tough to top anywhere.
Beyond the classroom, extended learning and athletic programs round out the whole student. Friendship’s award-winning teams know the tough and the technical, from resilience in robotics to grit on the gridiron. They will enter a fast-paced world with a running start.
We are deeply commited to the communities we serve. Because of that, Friendship is uniquely equipped to take an extraordinary journey with students and their families. We are proud of our challenging approaches, insistence on accountability, high academic expectations and relentless emphasis on college completion. That’s because we’ve seen the results. We know what students can accomplish with the right opportunities and environment.
But don’t let us convince you. Let our growth and longevity tell the story. Our students’ success shows what a world-class education looks like.
The mission of Friendship Education Foundation is to create in underserved communities throughout the nation a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning, and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens who contribute actively to their communities.
The Friendship Education Foundation seeks to nationally replicate the educational programs and best practices that have been successfully implemented to low income and economically disadvantaged students in DC. The Friendship School Design was developed and refined over the past 17 years by Friendship Public Charter School, Inc.