Founded in 1994, Friends School of Wilmington, also known as FSW, is an independent educational institution that serves preschool, elementary and middle school students. It has an enrollment of more than 200 students up to grade eight. The school provides courses in language arts, math, social studies and science. Friends School of Wilmington offers memberships for French, yearbook, drama, dance and chorus clubs. It provides physical education, Spanish, art and music programs. The school organizes Labor Day and festival celebrations and parent-teacher conferences. Friends School of Wilmington is a member of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools and the Friends Council on Education. The school maintains a presence in Wilmington, N.C.