Friends School to Award Merit Scholarships

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Friends School of Baltimore is awarding $10,000 scholarships to two new students applying to the school for grades 6, 7 or 8. The award is annually renewed over the duration of the recipient’s time at Friends. Named in honor of a beloved teacher who, over four decades, inspired in her students a passion for inquiry and a willingness to serve others, The Doris Neumann Merit Award will be given to two applicants who demonstrate 1) a proven record of strong academic achievement (as demonstrated by letters of recommendation, current academic transcripts, and ISEE scores); 2) a willingness to share talents or passions that would contribute positively to the school community; and 3) an interest in preserving and advancing the school’s Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship. The application deadline for the 2018-19 Neumann Merit Award is January 5, 2018. To apply for the scholarship go to For more information, contact the Friends School Admission Office at 41.649.3211.

Friends School of Baltimore provides boys and girls in Pre-K-12 with the tools and skills they need to navigate complexity, discern truth, and take initiative in our global society. The Middle School currently enrolls 196 students, including 101 boys and 95 girls, in grades 6, 7, and 8. In 2016 the school welcomed Jay Golon as its new Principal. Prior to joining Friends Mr. Golon served as an administrator and social studies department chair at The Dalton School, and also has held teaching, coaching and administrative positions at Trevor Day School in Manhattan and The Epiphany School in Dorchester, Mass. Prior to his first day at Friends, the School released this lighthearted video of its newest principal.

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