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About Friends' Central

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Established in 1845 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  • Co-educational, college preparatory day school for nursery school through grade 12
  • 169-year history of academic excellence
  • Values-based education that encourages integrity
  • 9:1 student/teacher ratio
  • 813 students in 2013-2014
  • 285 Lower School students on the 18-acre Wynnewood Campus
  • 299 Middle School students and 394 Upper School students share the 23-acre City Avenue campus
  • Individualized college counseling with exceptional placement into the nation's finest colleges and universities
  • Over the past five years, 20% of the Friends' Central School graduates were National Merit Scholar finalists, semifinalists, or commended students
  • Mean scores on the SAT for the class of 2009: Critical Reading 669; Math 649; Writing 666; Total 1318 out of 1600
  • 100% of graduates attend post-secondary schools
  • 29% of the students receive need-based financial aid totaling over $4.8 million
  • Exciting offerings in the arts including ceramics, drama, drawing, instrumental music, music history, music theory, painting, photography, vocal music, and woodworking
  • State-of-the-art athletic facility on the City Avenue campus including 3 gyms, 7 tennis courts, indoor, competition-size swimming pool, wrestling room, fitness center, and all-weather track
  • Fannie Cox Center for Science, Math and Technology: 7 laboratory classrooms, 2 computer labs with 48 work stations, 6 math classrooms with "smart" technology
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