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Posted Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 
On Friday, March 17 at 7 pm and Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm in Shallcross Hall, Friends' Central Middle School students presented Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone, the hilarious parody of all things Harry Potter.
Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 
Ryan Tozer'01 began his Friends' Central basketball career as a ninth grader and began soaking in the life lessons from that day forward.
Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 
Our celebration of the Varsity athletic teams has been postponed from tonight to March 23rd.
Posted Friday, Mar 10, 2017 
The KB classroom has been transformed into an enchanting, verdant, and interactive rainforest. Kindergartners partnered with their grade 5 buddies on an exciting cross-curricular project - from classroom to the art room to the Light Lab - to create a one-of-a-kind, artistic, and interactive display board, which provided the backdrop for the KB Rainforest Play, the culmination of many weeks of learning about the ecosystem and inhabitants of the rainforest.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 
I am delighted to announce that Friends' Central School has selected Michelle Crowley to serve as our Director of Athletics and Wellness effective July 1, 2017. Throughout our extensive, multi-tiered search process, our priority was identifying and hiring a passionate, driven leader for this new role, connecting and striving for excellence in the distinct, yet interrelated, realms of Athletics and Wellness. Friends' Central attracted many highly qualified and exciting candidates, but Michelle Crowley emerged as the clear choice.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 
Both girls' and boys' indoor track were represented at States this past weekend at Penn State.
Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017 
FCS alumnus Benj Pasek '03, with songwriting partner Justin Paul and composer Justin Hurwitz, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "City of Stars" in the highly acclaimed film La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Pasek, Paul, and Hurwitz were also nominated for a second song, "Audition," in the Best Original Song category. La La Land won a total seven Academy Awards on February 26.
Posted Friday, Feb 24, 2017 
Good luck to FCS winter athletes as they continue to compete in State and National competitions this weekend.
Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 
Don't miss the Upper School Musical Pippin coming up on March 3 at 7 pm and March 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm in Shallcross Hall.
Posted Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 
This week, PlusUs announced that Friends' Central School has been named a recipient of the Design for Learning Grant. An educational consultancy, PlusUs works with clients to create communications, workshops, spaces, and strategy; the Grant is aimed at helping schools implement projects focused on instruction, strategy, communications, teacher training, or physical learning environments. Friends' Central Makerspace Director Michael Darfler shares, "We're incredibly honored and thrilled to have been named a recipient of the Design for Learning Grant. With the support and expertise of PlusUs, we will continue to expand access to Making and to empowering our students to be leaders of their own education."
Posted Friday, Feb 17, 2017 
Friends' Central swimmers dominated once again at the 2016-2017 Friends Schools League Championships on February 11, taking home both the girls' and boys' swimming titles for the Phoenix.
Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 
Friends' Central boys' and girls' swim teams won the Friends Schools League Championships on Saturday, February 11th with great team efforts.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 
Friends' Central's girls' basketball team advances to second round of the PAISAA basketball tournament.
Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017 
As the 2016 - 2017 Winter season begins to wind down, Friends' Central will be involved in a number of championship events this weekend.
Posted Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 
Is your child an explorer, a maker, an athlete, an artist, or a scholar? Or are you looking for a fun, vibrant day camp experience with a breadth of opportunities for your child? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then don't miss out on a Friends' Central summer!
Posted Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 
Friends' Central Varsity basketball teams will be playing away for Friends Schools League Semi-Final games on Tuesday, February 7th.
Posted Monday, Feb 6, 2017 
On back to back weekends, Friends' Central's Middle School Girls' and Boys' "A" basketball teams won The Philadelphia School's annual Basketball Tournaments.
Posted Monday, Feb 6, 2017 
Friends' Central Varsity Girls' Squash Team won the MASA Division III Tournament for the second year in a row held on Saturday, February 4th. Coach Clayton Platt shares his insights into the matches.
Posted Monday, Jan 30, 2017 
On Sunday, January 29th, FCS girls' indoor track traveled to the prestigious Ocean Breeze Indoor Track Meet on Staten Island, NY.
Posted Friday, Jan 27, 2017 
The Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP) named Friends' Central's Upper School Math Modeling Team a National Finalist in the 19th Annual High School Mathematical Modeling Contest. Three FCS teams entered the competition - all three teams placed in the top third, one team placed in the top 10%, and for the second consecutive year, one FCS team placed in the top 2% earning National Finalist recognition and qualifying for the next round – a 5-day international competition this April.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 
Friends' Central alumnus Benj Pasek '03, with songwriting partner Justin Paul and collaborator Justin Hurwitz, received Academy Award nominations for two different songs in the Best Original Song category, "City of Stars" and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)", in the highly acclaimed film La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Posted Friday, Jan 20, 2017 
This year, over 300 Friends' Central students, parents, and alumni/ae participated in MLK Day service projects benefitting Families Forward Philadelphia, the Bethesda Project, and Overbrook Educational Center, making it a true "Day On" for the Friends' Central community.
Posted Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 
Friends' Central's Middle School Boys' and Girls' "A" Basketball teams competed in the inaugural Philadelphia Youth Basketball (PYB) Tournament held at Germantown Friends School over the Martin Luther King weekend.
Posted Friday, Jan 13, 2017 
Junior Sports Information Director (JR SID) Julian Brenman '20 wrote an article about the swim life of one of his classmates, Elisabeth Forsyth '20.
Posted Monday, Jan 9, 2017 
FCS alumnus Benj Pasek '03 and songwriting partner Justin Paul won a Golden Globe for the original song "City of Stars" in the film La La Land.
Posted Friday, Dec 16, 2016 
At Friends' Central, the holiday season is an opportunity to give back – to seek out someone who needs a hand and to do what you can, even with the smallest gesture of kindness, to lift that person up. In the last few weeks, FCS students in all three division have participated in a multitude of community service projects to help those in need during the holidays.
Posted Friday, Dec 16, 2016 
Lorna MacFarlane '17 and Matt Blackman '17 were honored as All State soccer players at the annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association (SPSCA) banquet.
Posted Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 
Grade 2 students demonstrated their understanding of the digestive system of earthworms this week when they partnered with Pre-K students to teach the day's lesson.
Posted Friday, Dec 9, 2016 
The Tony-, Emmy-, and now Golden Globe-nominated songwriting duo Pasek and Paul, featuring FCS alumnus Benj Pasek '03 and songwriting partner Justin Paul, burst onto the Broadway scene once again this week with their original new hit musical Dear Evan Hansen, which opened with a star-studded opening night and rave reviews on December 4. Also, announced on Monday, Dec. 12, the pair have been nominated for a Golden Globe for their original song in the upcoming film La La Land starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Posted Monday, Dec 5, 2016 
Join Friends' Central in kicking off the holiday season at our upcoming winter concerts and performances between December 2 and December 15. From on campus concerts to performances at Liberty Place and Franklin Square, there are numerous opportunities and locations to see our talented singers and musicians perform this holiday season.
Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 
Friends' Central's Varsity girls' tennis team thrived on a collaborative approach taken by the coach this fall. As a result, FCS took home the 2016 FSL title! Check out the full article in this week's Main Line Times.
Posted Monday, Nov 28, 2016 
Friends' Central School hosted their annual Middle School Boys' and Girls' Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament over the weekend.
Posted Friday, Nov 18, 2016 
On Saturday, November 12, FCS hosted the second annual Diversity Conference entitled Different Voices, Same Vision: Selfhood and the American Perspective. Created in 2015 and led by FCS student Simone Gibson '17, this year's conference provided a space for students and teachers from Philadelphia area public, private, and parochial schools to discuss topics in race relations, make sense of this year's election, and inspire people to take action and advocate for change.
Posted Thursday, Nov 17, 2016 
After a strong fall 2016 season that featured two Friends Schools League Championships and a number of All-FSL and All-State recipients, Friends' Central honored outstanding student-athletes at the fall athletic awards celebration on Friday, November 11.
Posted Monday, Nov 14, 2016 
Friends' Central Middle School students presented Disney's The Lion King, Jr. to packed houses on Friday, November 18 and Sunday, November 20. Audience members of all ages loved this lively, toe-tapping musical performed by our talented Middle Schoolers.
Posted Friday, Nov 11, 2016 
Junior Sports Information Director interviewed Friends' Central's Varsity girls' tennis coach, Alex Margolies '10 for this article about the team's success this season.
Posted Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 
Jacob Liberman placed second in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) golf tournament.
Posted Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 
Asa Bell '17 has been named this week's Main Line Times Athlete of the Week.
Posted Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 
On November 1, the Friends' Central Varsity Girls' Tennis team won the Friends Schools League Championship by defeating GFS 5-0 at home.
Posted Monday, Oct 31, 2016 
Friends' Central advanced to the finals of the Friends Schools League Girls' Tennis tournament by defeating Moorestown Friends on Saturday, October 29th.
Posted Friday, Oct 28, 2016 
FCS is looking to shine on the dramatic and athletic stages on Saturday, October 29th! How many events can you make it to? Go Phoenix!
Posted Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 
On October 28 and 29, Friends' Central's Upper School drama students captivated audiences with their outstanding and emotional performances of Infinite Black Suitcase, receiving stellar reviews from CAPPIES critics.
Posted Monday, Oct 24, 2016 
On Friday, October 21, Friends' Central hosted a grand opening of The Ulmer Family Light Lab, a groundbreaking Makerspace dedicated to the creation and innovation of our youngest students in Nursery School through grade 5.
Posted Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 
On Tuesday, October 18, the Friends' Central Varsity girls' Cross Country team won the 2016 Friends Schools League Cross Country Championship for the second consecutive year!
Posted Monday, Oct 10, 2016 
On Saturday, October 8, Friends' Central's Junior Varsity boys' soccer team won the Friends Schools League JV Tournament in dramatic fashion at Westtown School.
Posted Monday, Oct 10, 2016 
Friends' Central's Emily Lorry '18 is this week's Main Line Girls' Athlete of the Week.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 
Last week, FCS students, faculty, and staff enjoyed a variety of activities in honor of International Day of Peace on September 21.
Posted Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 
Kate Harman,staff writer for philly.com and The Philadelphia Inquirer has written an article following the aspirations of three of our senior boys' soccer players in pursuit of an FSL Championship.
Posted Monday, Sep 19, 2016 
Friends' Central Varsity girls' tennis came away with both the singles and doubles Championships at the Friends Schools League Invitational.
Posted Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 
We are thrilled to welcome 15 new teachers and staff members to FCS for the 2016-2017 school year.
Posted Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016 
The FCS Phoenix were well represented at the AAU Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Houston, TX, from July 31-August 7.
Posted Monday, Jul 18, 2016 
Every other summer, FCS students have the opportunity to travel to Cuzco, Peru, where they live, study, take part in community service, and hike the Inca Trail - an experience they will never forget.
Posted Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 
Click on the headline above for a community message from Head of School Craig N. Sellers
Posted Friday, Jul 8, 2016 
Friends' Central was thrilled to host author and actor Chris Colfer on July 13, 2016.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 
Friends' Central students, Avery Lewis a rising 5th grader and Inara Shell a rising 8th grader competed in spectacular fashion last weekend in a qualifying meet for the Amateur Athletic Union(AAU)Junior Olympics.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 
The Phoenix enjoyed a strong spring 2016 season, winning Friends Schools League Championships in girls' lacrosse and girls' track and 30 athletes receiving All-FSL honors.
Posted Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 
A groundbreaking documentary exploring race and racism comes to FCS.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 
Megan Holt was named Dansk Hockey Union Player of the Year for 2015 - 2016.
Posted Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 
Pennsylvania Area School Girls Lacrosse Association (PASLA) chose Friends' Central's Jesse Rubin'16 as their Student Athlete of the Year!
Posted Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 
Four senior FCS student-athletes share their secrets, discuss their futures, revisit their pasts and leave a few tips behind for their younger teammates. by Galen Cassidy '18 Jr Sports Information Director (Jr SID)
Posted Friday, May 27, 2016 
Congratulations to the FCS girls' track & field team on winning the 2016 Friends Schools League Championship and the boys' track & field team who placed second in impressive performances in the Championship meet held at Westtown on May 24 & 25.
Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 
The 2016 issue of INK, the Friends' Central Literature and Art Magazine, is now available, featuring a stunning collection of over two dozen poems, prose, and short stories and over 30 works of art. Co-editors Grace Kauffman-Rosengarten '16 and Sara Thal '16 spent all year collecting, editing, and laying out written and visual art submissions for this year's edition of INK, and their hard work shows in this year's outstanding magazine.
Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2016 
The Friends' Central Varsity girls' lacrosse team won the Friends Schools League title for the second consecutive year and 6th in 7th years after a hard-fought 8-6 win over Shipley at home on May 17.
Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2016 
On Friday, May 13, Friends' Central School held its annual Upper School Academic Awards Ceremony, recognizing students for their outstanding efforts in academics, service, and citizenship. Highlighting the ceremony was the induction of 23 members of the Class of 2016 into the Cum Laude Society.
Posted Monday, May 16, 2016 
In April, FCA presented a check for $10,000 to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Posted Friday, May 6, 2016 
On Monday, May 2, 5th grade students held a mock Mission to Mars for the Lower School community. They "traveled to Mars" via a 10-minute launch sequence simulation, complete with students from Mission Control performing checks leading up to the launch and a Google Chat video of the astronauts in space! After the simulation, they held a Mission to Mars Fair, sharing what they'd learned and offering related activities for visitors.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 
Senior Elise Foster has been named a Stamps Leadership Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh.
Posted Friday, Apr 22, 2016 
Friends' Central's boys' and girls' track and field records have been falling in the past week and a half.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 
On Wednesday, April 27, Friends' Central will host the Philadelphia Regional Finals of the National History Bee, which will include four FCS qualifiers: Gordon Wilcox, Jackson Snider, Jordyn Paszamant, and Samuel Kazak.
Posted Friday, Apr 15, 2016 
Simone Gibson, a junior at Friends' Central School, was named the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Princeton Prize in Race Relations for the Philadelphia Region, which she received at a ceremony at St. Joseph's University on April 19.
Posted Friday, Apr 15, 2016 
On April 8 and 9, the Upper School Debate Team traveled to Susquehanna University to compete in the Pennsylvania High School Speech League (PHSSL) State Debate Tournament, finishing second in the entire state of Pennsylvania in the Parliamentary Debate.
Posted Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 
I am writing to you on behalf of the Board of Trustees of Friends' Central School to follow up on a letter you received last week from Head of School Craig Sellers. We believe that Craig's letter was a timely clarification of facts. Now, as a Board, we feel it important for us to answer some remaining questions you may have based on the narrative that developed on social media about Friends' Central last week.
Posted Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 
Friends' Central's Middle School track program has qualified to run in the 2016 Penn Relays.
Posted Friday, Apr 8, 2016 
Friends' Central's Varsity golf team will play four rounds of golf in three days on the links of Milford, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 
Friends' Central's girls' lacrosse team returned to Philadelphia after their Spring Break trip to St. Petersburg, FL and on Tuesday, April 5th defeated Baldwin 15-5.
Posted Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 
The Friends' Central baseball team has returned from their southern swing to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with new pop in their bats. They opened up the FSL season with a 6-3 win over Abington Friends on Tuesday, April 5th.
Posted Monday, Apr 4, 2016 
I am writing to clarify the confusion around Friends' Central's relationship to the BDS movement supported by the American Friends Service Committee. This confusion has caused concern among some of our parents, students, and alumni/ae as to whether or not our Friends school will continue to be a community that welcomes a diversity of people and thought. I want to put those concerns to rest.
Posted Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 
FCS teams will be traveling for their spring break. Varsity girls' lacrosse and Varsity and Junior Varsity baseball will be headed south.
Posted Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 
Just like they have done on a bi-annual basis since 1999, FCS' Middle School held a successful fundraising event for the American Heart Association.
Posted Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 
Congratulations to Hannah Posencheg'17 as she makes her College selection.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 
On Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20, the Middle School presented their spring play 30 Reasons Not To Be In A Play, a hilarious comedy about the horrors and hardships that befall those who feel the call of the stage.
Posted Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 
The Friends' Central Phoenix enjoyed a strong winter 2015-2016 season, including bringing home two league championships, outstanding performances at states, including a 1st place finish in the mile for girls' indoor track and all-state wrestler, and a number of athletes receiving all-FSL honors.
Posted Monday, Mar 14, 2016 
Friends' Central Girls' Indoor Track team was represented in two National races over the weekend. The team competed in the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) and 800m race.
Posted Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 
Friends' Central's Girls' Indoor Track team will be running in two races at the New Balance Nationals this weekend at The Armory in New York City.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 9, 2016 
From March 18-20, members of the FCS Upper School Chorus traveled to Carnegie Hall to perform in a contemporary a cappella concert with world-class conductors, premiere college and high school vocal groups, and a cappella legend Deke Sharon.
Posted Monday, Feb 29, 2016 
On Sunday, February 28, Friends' Central's girls' indoor track team competed in three races at States held at Penn State. FCS raced so well that it placed the team in the top 10 finishes out of the 91 competing teams.
Posted Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 
Friends' Central School is headed to the Pennsylvania State Indoor Track Championship.
Posted Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 
Friends' Central's Upper School performed A Midsummer Night's Dream to packed houses on February 26 and 27.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 
An interview including FCS' Mikayla Vaughn '17 will be on "Varsity Voice" on The Comcast Network this Wednesday and Thursday night.
Posted Monday, Feb 22, 2016 
Head of School Craig Sellers announced that Friends' Central alumnus Rich Ulmer '60 and his wife, Bev, have pledged $1 million to bring to life the Lower School Light Lab, a transformative space that will feature four distinct studios for innovation and creation.
Posted Friday, Feb 19, 2016 
FCS Athletics are still going strong to finish up an impressive winter season.
Posted Friday, Feb 19, 2016 
Friends' Central played in the US Squash National Tournament gaining valuable experience in the prestigious tournament.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 
On Saturday, February 13, Friends' Central's Varsity boys' swim team took home their 13th consecutive Friends Schools League Championship. The Varsity girls' team finished in a close second to wrap up the strong showing for FCS at the FSL Championship Meet.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 
Friends' Central's Varsity Girls' Basketball team took home their second consecutive Friends Schools League title in exciting fashion by beating AFS 35-32 on Friday, February 12.
Posted Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 
Friends' Central will be competing in a number of athletic contests this weekend. Come cheer on a team or two!
Posted Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 
Because of the possible inclement weather, today's 6:45pm Friends Schools League Semi-Final game between Friends' Central and Shipley at Germantown Friends has been changed to 5:15pm.
Posted Friday, Feb 5, 2016 
FCS is opening two hours late today, Feb. 5. Students should arrive at 10:30 am. Travel safely!
Posted Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 
On Sunday, February 21 at 11 am, Friends' Central will host the Main Line Parent Camp and Activity Fair. Learn about summer camps, activities, and educational programs in your area, including Friends' Central's vibrant Summer Programs for boys and girls ages 3-17!
Posted Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 
Gus Anderson '16 has been named Main Line Times Athlete of the Week by the Main Line Times. Gus is a senior captain and multi-record holder for FCS' Boys' Varsity swim team. The Main Line Times article was written by Sports Editor, Bruce Adams.
  • March 2017
    • MonMar27 Spanish Exchange Begins
  • April 2017
    • MonApr03 Classes Resume Classes Resume
    • TueApr04 Middle School Parent Coffee with the Principal 7:00 PMMS Room 10
    • WedApr05 Admission Parent Info Session 8:30 AM
    • WedApr05 Distinguished Scientist Lecture 7:30 PMSH
    • ThuApr06 Upper School Parent Coffee with the Principal 8:15 AMMS Room 10
    • SatApr08 SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test 8:00 AMFCC
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