Friendship Preschool

Phone: 703-447-1870

Director: Carrie Wendell


About Us

Friendship Preschool is a cooperative preschool for two-, three-, and four-year-olds.

  • Small Classes

  • Caring Teachers

  • Varied Instruction

As a non-profit, co-op preschool, we are committed to nurturing the unique abilities of each child and fostering a love of learning in our students.

Within our caring environment, children are free to engage in a variety of activities that promote self-esteem, learning, and the development of social skills.


Friendship Preschool is located at 3527 Gallows Road, Falls Church just inside the Capital Beltway.

The preschool entrance is the left-most entryway accessed from the lower parking lot.


Co-Op & Parent Participation

Parent participation helps us keep tuition low and program quality high.

We encourage you to think of Friendship Preschool as your school and to help us create the best environment possible for your children.

Parents are involved in the operation of the school as follows:

  • Assisting in school administration by serving on the Board.

  • Volunteering for school activities as needed.

  • Participating in fundraising events.

  • Providing snack for your child's class on a rotating schedule.

  • Assisting with classroom cleaning and playground upkeep.

  • Attending co-op parent meetings.

Parents are not required to spend time in the classroom. A few non-cooperative slots are also available. These families are exempt from all co-op duties, except for providing snack.


Our curriculum is designed to promote a child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

Specific curriculum goals include:

  • Developing the child's ability to share and work cooperatively with others.

  • Increasing the child's ability to follow directions and to listen in a sustained manner.

  • Building positive self-esteem.

  • Providing learning at the child's individual level.

  • Helping the child find acceptable outlets for emotions.

  • Building positive feelings about school.

  • ​Fostering a love of learning.


Enrolling Now

The preschool is closed for the 2020-2021 school year.

We are enrolling now for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • 1/31/21: Priority registration ends for current students and siblings

  • 2/1/21: New student registration begins

  • 9/7/21: First day of school


Tuition & Fees are summarized HERE.

Preschool Director

Carrie Wendell

Virtual Tour

Due to to safety considerations, we are offering Virtual Tours rather than in-person visits. Click here for a Virtual Tour of the Friendship Preschool.

Contact Us

For more information the preschool, please email us.

Friendship Preschool is licensed by the state of Virginia as a child day center. As such, it is inspected twice annually by a state inspector. It is also permitted and inspected annually by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and holds a Residential Use Permit issued subject to the requirements of the County of Fairfax. View the proof of publication of our non-discrimination policy.