Directions and Facilities
Located conveniently close to the city of Philadelphia on two beautiful, state-of-the-art campuses in Wynnewood, PA, Friends’ Central students take full advantage of our outstanding facilities, including 46 acres of green space, while making active use of Philadelphia’s cultural and intellectual resources. Our Lower School campus, for students in Nursery – grade 5, is housed at 228 Old Gulph Road, and our City Avenue campus, for students in grades 6 – 12, is located at 1101 City Avenue.
Lower School Campus
228 Old Gulph Road
Travel by Car to Lower School Campus
From I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway): Take 76 to Exit 337 (Gladwyne). Make a left at the end of the exit ramp. Take Hollow Road to the first traffic light (Hagys Ford Road) and turn left. Continue until you reach Old Gulph Road and turn right. Campus entrance is about ½ mile on the left.
From I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway): Take 76 to Exit 338 (Belmont Avenue). Make a right from the ramp onto Belmont Avenue. Make a right onto Rock Hill Road (there is a right turn lane and an Amoco station on the corner). Make a right at the first traffic light (Conshohocken State Road/Route 23). Take Conshohocken State Road to the dead end and turn right at the traffic light (staying on Conshohocken State Road). Continue on Conshohocken State Road to the next traffic light (Hagys Ford Road) and turn left. Continue until you reach Old Gulph Road and make a right. Campus entrance is about ½ mile on the left.
From Germantown, Mount Airy, Roxborough, Manayunk, etc.: Take Green Lane across the river to Belmont Avenue. Make a right onto Rock Hill Road. Continue as above (I-76 East).
From Friends' Central's City Avenue Campus: Leaving FCS, turn left onto City Avenue. Make a left onto Merion Road. Stay on Merion Road until it dead ends (Montgomery Avenue) and make a left. Turn right onto Old Gulph Road. Go straight through the first traffic light (Bryn Mawr Avenue). Turn left at the next stop sign, staying on Old Gulph Road. Campus entrance is about ½ mile on the left.
Middle/Upper School Campus
1101 City Avenue
Travel by Car to City Avenue Campus
From the South: Take Route 1 (City Avenue) North. After crossing over Haverford Rd. (7-Eleven on your left, McDonald's on your right), proceed on City Avenue 1/2 mile. Campus entrance will be on your left.
From the North: Take Route 1 (City Line Avenue) South. After crossing over Lancaster Ave. (Route 30), proceed on City Avenue 1/2 mile. Campus entrance will be on your right.
From I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway): Take 76 to Exit 339 (City Avenue/Rt. 1). Follow directions from the North.
From Route 476 (Blue Route): Take 476 to Exit 3 (Media/Springfield). Take Route 1 (City Avenue) North. Follow directions from the South.
From Lower School Campus:
Leaving FCS, turn right onto Old Gulph Road. Turn right at the stop sign, staying on Old Gulph Road.
At the second traffic light, turn left onto Montgomery Avenue. Turn right onto Merion Road.
Take Merion Road until it intersects City Avenue (Route 1) and take a right. Campus entrance will be about a mile on your right.
Travel by Train or Bus
Friends' Central City Avenue campus is conveniently located within walking distance of both the SEPTA Overbrook Train Station (with service from Paoli-Thorndale through Philadelphia), and SEPTA's 63rd and Malvern Bus Depot (one block from Overbrook Train Station). There is a regular, no-fee FCS SEPTA shuttle service that runs in the morning, afternoon, and on a late afternoon schedule.
Shuttles to the transportation hubs run at the following times: