Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) is an independent, college preparatory Quaker school serving a culturally diverse educational community of approximately 600 students, ages 20 months through 12th grade. Founded in 1867 by The Brooklyn Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, BFS is guided by the ideals of acceptance, compassion, equality and non-violence.
Located in an eight-story Art Deco structure in downtown Brooklyn, BFS offers spacious classrooms, four science labs, two libraries with more than 20,000 volumes, two dance studios, a ceramics studio, two gymnasiums, a media center, a 300-seat theater/meeting house, a woodshop, a cafeteria, and roof-top playground.
BFS Mission Statement: Brooklyn Friends School provides a college preparatory program serving students from Preschool through Grade 12. It is committed to educating each student intellectually, aesthetically, physically, and spiritually in a culturally diverse community. Guided by the Quaker principles of truth, simplicity, and peaceful resolution of conflict, Brooklyn Friends School offers each student a challenging education that develops intellectual abilities and ethical and social values to support a productive life of leadership and service.