Program & Curriculum

Program and Curriculum

At Chicago Friends School, our goal is to help each student develop the academic skills and strong character needed to live purposeful lives. We do this through:

  • Instruction  that is individualized, challenging, and growth-oriented.
  • Classroom and school culture  that creates community, values individual choice and responsibility, teaches a growth mindset, and engages students in and conscious peacemaking.
  • Curriculum  that aligns to national standards and benchmarks, engages students in interdisciplinary and cross-classroom study, and goes beyond academics to develop the whole person.
  • Engaged learning  that connects students with the community and the world.
  • An annual instructional theme  that provides a common thread for instruction throughout the year, as well as inspiration for service projects and field trips.

Sections in Program & Curriculum


Classroom and School Culture


Engaged Learning

Annual Instructional Theme

A Day at Chicago Friends School

Before and After School

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