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Spring Open Houses

APRIL 5 PARENT INFO SESSION
Lower School - 9 am
Middle & Upper School - 8:30 am
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April 18 - Middle & Upper School Open House
4-6 pm  •  REGISTER HERE

April 20 - Lower School Visitors' Morning
9-11 am    REGISTER HERE 
 

Walk-in Wednesdays

Drop in for a tour and visit any Wednesday.
9 am • Lower School tours
 
8:30 am or 12:30 pm Middle/Upper School tours
Pre-register here

 

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Click here for the City Ave. campus map.

Tuition and Financial Aid Options

Students in a ClassroomDeciding on an Independent School education for your child(ren) is an important choice for every family to make. But considering how to afford it can be overwhelming. 

At Friends' Central, we offer a number of different payment options to best suit our families needs. While all necessary information can be found here, you are welcome to call Susan Robinson, Director of Enrollment Management if you have specific questions. She can be reached directly at 610 645 5033.

Tuition 2016-2017
Grades 9-12: $34,500
Grades 6-8: $30,750
Grades 2-5: $26,000
Grade 1: $23,000
Kindergarten: $23,000
Pre-Kindergarten: $18,000
Nursery: $18,000 

In consideration of the differing financial situations of our families, there are three ways to satisfy the tuition bill:

  • Families who do not receive a financial aid grant are eligible for a 1% discount, if tuition is paid in full by June 15.
  • Parents may choose to pay two-thirds of the tuition by July 15 and defer the payment of the last third until January 1, through FACTS Online Management Services.
  • Parents may choose to pay the tuition in 10 monthly installments through FACTS Online Management Services. No other extended payment plans are permitted.
No student may attend school if his/her tuition has not been paid. Parents have the opportunity to subscribe to the Tuition Refund Insurance Plan to regain tuition lost through extended absences.

Financial Aid

Financial aid plays an important role at Friends' Central School. Our commitment to economic diversity allows us to strengthen our student body by funding talented students with limited financial means.  Friends' Central is generous, but resources are limited. We ask that families consider all of their financial resources before applying for financial aid. 

  • During the 2015-2016 School year, Friends' Central provided approximately $5 million in financial assistance to 32% of our students.
  • Financial Aid Grants are need-based and range from $1,000 to nearly full tuition and are offered at the time of admission and reviewed on a yearly basis.
  • Grants are generally offered at the time of admission, beginning with students applying for Pre-Kindergarten, and are reviewed on a yearly basis.
  • The request for aid is separate from the admission process and does not affect one's application for admission to the School. 
Parents or guardians are required to fill out a confidential financial statement each year. When parents are divorced or separated, the School considers the assets of both natural parents before making an award. Absent a court order, the School cannot be bound by the assertion that one parent has disclaimed responsibility for educational expenses. If either parent is remarried, the School also considers the assets of the stepparent, always bearing in mind the the obligation of that stepparent to his or her own natural children. The School expects that families who enroll without receiving financial aid will continue to support their child's education at Friends' Central without assistance. However, when unforeseen circumstances arise to significantly change a currently enrolled family's financial situation, an application for financial aid can be made. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of two years in order to be eligible to apply for financial aid.
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