Founded in 1867, Brooklyn Friends is an independent, college preparatory Quaker school with 750 students from preschool through 12th grade. The majority of the faculty holds advanced degrees, and the Upper School offers the academically rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Guided by the Quaker belief that there is a Divine Light in everyone, Brooklyn Friends School cultivates an intellectually ambitious and diverse community that celebrates each individual’s gifts. We challenge our students to value and embrace difference as they develop critical thinking skills and apply their knowledge and intelligence both in and out of the classroom. In this rich learning environment, we inspire all members of our community to voice their convictions, to discover and pursue their passions, and to seek truth. Our graduates are compassionate, curious, and confident global citizens who let their lives speak in the spirit of leadership and service.