Welcome / Overview

The exceptional faculty at Friends' Central offers a curriculum that is both challenging and thoughtful, designed to cultivate the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students.

 

Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility. From Nursery to grade 12, our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. As they transform from playful children to skilled, self-possessed teenagers, they are always intellectually curious and engaged thinkers. Friends' Central prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life.

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Please click on the divisional links above to navigate to the education level of your choice to continue on with the open house. The day-of live sessions were recorded and are now available to watch at your convenience. 

 

 

Lower School

Our Lower School is a place where joy-filled learning is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery. Whether at a desk or in the garden, art studio, or playground, learning is engaging as “skills and drills” take their place alongside teamwork, collaboration, and critical questioning—why?, how?, what if? The experience is as academically challenging and exciting as it is supportive and structured.

live-session-icon Recorded Sessions - Zoom Webinars

 

Lower School Program Overview

Presented by Melody Acinapura, Lower School Principal

 

Equity and Multicultural Education

Presented by Erica Snowden

 

Wrap up Session, Application and Tuition Assistance Q&A

Presented by Andrea Lubrano

live-session-icon On Demand Videos

Welcome to Friends' Central School

Welcome from our Head of School

FCS From Above

All School Assembly

Second Grade at FCS

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Visiting Distinguished Justice Leader Series

Middle School

Our Middle School transforms eager, enthusiastic, and motivated elementary school students into self-aware, analytical, and empathetic eighth graders who will become courageous leaders and independent thinkers.

live-session-icon Recorded Sessions - Zoom Webinars

 

Middle School Program Overview 

Presented by Alexa Quinn '98, Principal and Andy White '03, Assistant Principal

 

Equity and Multicultural Education

Presented by Erica Snowden

 

Next Steps: Application and Tuition Assistance Q&A

Presented by Margaret Metz, Director of Enrollment

live-session-icon On Demand Videos

Welcome from our Head of School

FCS From Above

Virtual Tour

All School Assembly

Upper School

Our Upper School's challenging and innovative program includes lively and rigorous classes, athletic, artistic, and performance opportunities that emphasize advanced critical thinking and independent projects requiring student research. Additionally, leadership skills, global awareness, and self-discipline are developed throughout the curriculum and in extracurricular activities.

live-session-icon Recorded Sessions - Zoom Webinars

 

Upper School Program Overview 

Presented by Beth Johnson '77, Principal and Bill Kennedy Assistant Principal

 

US Student to Student Chat - Q & A with FCS Students

Moderated by Monty Ogden 

 

Equity and Multicultural Education

Presented by Erica Snowden

 

Next Steps: Application and Tuition Assistance Q&A

Presented by Margaret Metz, Director of Enrollment

live-session-icon On Demand Videos

Welcome from our Head of School

FCS From Above

Virtual Tour

All School Assembly

Take the Next Step

We are delighted you are considering Friends' Central School for your child. We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The admissions process begins when you complete the parent portion of the online application, which will be followed by an optional on-campus tour for both the parents and the student. Click here to learn more about the application process, or click on the button below to begin the application.

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