Friends Schools in Baltimore Yearly Meeting
Friends Schools within Baltimore Yearly Meeting
There is a long history of an emphasis on education within the Society of Friends. At the present time, there are 11 Friends Schools operating within the geographic boundaries of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. These are listed in alphabetical order on the right.
In addition to these schools, Baltimore Yearly Meeting has a standing committee that works to support "the understanding and practice of Quaker faith in schools and to support the growth of a life lived in the Spirit by members of the school communities." Information about the Sue Thomas Turner Quaker Education Fund Committee is available here
In 1874, the Miles White Beneficial Society was created to administer a trust created by the estate of Miles White, a member of the Eutaw Street Meeting. The Beneficial Society states its object to be "to promote piety and Christianity )especially by the dissemination of books and tracts); to extend aid to the young in their religious, moral, and intellectual training and education, and to relieve the deserving poor." Grants are made each year by the Society, and grant applications for the following academic year must be received by the Secretary of the Society by no later than March 31 of that year.
The Friends Council on Education is the only national organization of Friends schools and provides assistance to the schools and their communities as they work to implement Friends values. To learn more about the Friends Council, visit their website.