The Arts at FCS

At Friends' Central, we believe that the highest expression of creativity is the belief that anything is possible. The visual and performing arts are essential to every student’s experience here, both as discrete courses and as an integral part of our core curriculum. We offer a wide variety of ways for children in all grades to express their creativity as they increase their self-confidence. A walk through the halls of the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools demonstrates the rich and deep exposure our students have to studio arts. From our music rooms you may hear the sounds of second graders improvising rhythm patterns or the Upper School chorus mastering a four-part harmony. Music classes are required for students from nursery through 10th grade. Dramatic productions are an integral part of the Lower School curriculum and an optional opportunity for Middle and Upper School students. The self-discipline and intellectual flexibility learned in the arts spills over into all aspects of our students' lives.






  • March 2017
    • ThuMar02 Upper School Musical Preview "Pippin" 7:00 PMSH
    • FriMar03 Upper School Musical "Pippin" 7:00 PMSH
    • SatMar04 Upper School Musical "Pippin" followed by Ice Cream Social 2:00 PMSH
    • SatMar04 Upper School Musical "Pippin" 7:00 PM
    • FriMar17 Middle School Play 7:00 PMSH
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.
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.
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