Lower School Signature Programs

The Ulmer Family Light Lab

A cutting-edge facility, The Ulmer Family Light Lab is equipped with four themed Maker studios; Natural Sciences, Media/Computing, Fabrication, and Design.

Learning in the Natural World

At Friends’ Central School, we have long understood the deep connection between outdoor activities and indoor achievement. Our rolling, green 18-acre Lower School campus with an extensive organic farm, chickens, playgrounds, fields, trees, ponds, and a bird blind, is nature’s classroom.

Thematic Learning

The Friends’ Central Lower School is strongly committed to thematic education, a holistic approach that unifies diverse subject matter around a central theme, creating a depth of interest and understanding often absent in traditional approaches to curriculum.