Friends' Central School provides highly personalized, expert college admission counseling to students and their families. Our two full-time counselors have extensive experience working in independent school college counseling and selective college admissions.

Our emphasis is on counseling rather than placement–educating and advocating throughout the process, with a focus on each student and his or her talents, interests, and needs. The goal of this student-centered approach is for each member of the class to have the best possible college search experience and for students to find schools where they will continue to flourish beyond their years at Friends' Central.

For many seniors, this process results in enrollment in some of the world's most selective colleges and universities. Others choose to attend institutions that offer programs and opportunities uniquely suited to their passions and interests. Click here to read more about the college choices of our graduates. With many of our students receiving financial aid, the best opportunity is sometimes the best funded opportunity, allowing students to avoid burdensome debt in the future.

Members of the Class of 2017 were admitted to an incredible range of schools across the country and internationally. Click here to see the admittance statistics for the Class of 2017.

College Counseling

Grant Calder
Co-Director of College Counseling & Upper School History Teacher
610.645.5100

Ryan Coffey Keaton
Co-Director of College Counseling
610.645.4483

Mary Lynne Jeschke
Upper School College Counseling Administrative Assistant
610.645.5133

Class of 2017 Stats

Students attending specialized
programs including:
Boston Univ. College of Fine Arts • Duke University Pratt School of Engineering • McGill Univ. Faculty of Engineering • Univ. of Miami School of Business • NYU Tisch School of the Arts • Northeastern Univ. College of Arts, Media & Design • Univ. of Southern California • Marshall School of Business • Univ. of Wisconsin School of Business

14% of the Class heading to
Ivy League Colleges

Students attending programs in STEM fields, arts, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and more at 62 colleges and universities across the country and abroad

Wide range of destinations:
20 students to New England
13 to the Midwest
12 to the South
6 to the West
3 abroad

Students awarded full tuition at:
University of Hong Kong
University of Pennsylvania
St. Joseph’s University