The Friends' Central Board of Trustees shared the following statement with the FCS community.
When the majority of carefully planned FCS Senior Projects were undermined by the pandemic, faculty came together to provide the seniors with meaningful alternatives as their time at Friends' Central came to a close.
Head of School Craig N. Sellers shared the following important message with the Friends' Central community on Sunday, May 31: At this moment filled with sadness, all FCS employees stand with all of our colleagues, students, and parents of color, and especially our Black community members.
Despite the pandemic, the FCS Distinguished Visiting Lecture Series has been able to take place, along with a significant number of virtual visits to classrooms this spring, enriching the students' learning experiences during this time of much uncertainty.
Friends' Central School is pleased to announce that six seniors, Elisabeth Forsyth, Jade Halpern, Benjamin Lehrer, Rachel McCabe, Tristan Szapary, and Jane Whellan, have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists.
For over five years, Friends' Central seniors Ben Lehrer and Jonathan Roach have been working and making together, creating show-stopping projects for their school and greater community, including the World Maker Faire and Philadelphia Maker Faire. One of those projects has now resulted in a patent, which they have recently licensed.
A team of Friends’ Central School students has been selected by the Pulsar Search Collaboratory to present at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting in Hawai’i this January.
Congratulations to the Varsity girls' cross country team for winning their 5th consecutive Friends Schools League title and for winning the PA State Independent School Championships! Friends' Central made history in the league and state championships; at the FSL Champs, FCS senior Lydia Russell winning the girls' race and FCS junior Diego Spielman-Rodriguez winning the boys' race, becoming the first-ever Friends' Central duo to win the league cross country title in the same year, and this was the first State Championship for the cross country team!