Michelle Crowley, Director of Athletics and Wellness at Friends' Central School, has been nominated by colleagues and affirmed by the PAISAA Board as Vice President of Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) for 2021-2022. She will serve a two year term after which she will move into the position of President in 2023.
Erica Snowden, Director of Equity and Multicultural Education at Friends' Central, has contributed to a new book to help white teachers understand, respect, and connect to the Beautiful Brilliant Black Girls in their classrooms and communities.
"When I first decided to compete in the Fifth Annual HOK Futures Design Challenge as an Interior Architecture & Design graduate student at Drexel University this winter ... [I did not expect] that I would be reminded of important lessons I learned years ago as a student at Friends’ Central School."
Friends’ Central Lower School brings the marvels of technology and nature together to keep the world connected. At the Lower School, nature and technology are viewed as interdependent rather than in opposition.
Friends’ Central grade 10 students received a visit from Holocaust survivor Michael Herskovitz on February 16. The event was made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, who host Holocaust Education Programs.
"Friends Central School just landed a whopping $250,000 grant to launch a project called 'Healthy Relationships and Consent Education.' ... Vernacchio actually has much bigger goals for the multiyear program that will unfold at Friends and, he hopes, expand to other schools one day, including higher ed."
Friends’ Central School is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a $250,000 matching grant by the Edward E. Ford Foundation to support our leadership in a national conversation on Healthy Relationships and Consent Education.
As the country, and world, waits expectantly for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, one of Friends’ Central’s own students was among the first to receive the much-needed vaccine. Senior Kayla Foy was a vaccine trailblazer when her ties to the medical community gave her the opportunity to help promote vaccination.
On January 8, James C. Wright, Clerk of the Board of Trustees, announced to the School community on behalf of the Board that Beth D. Johnson '77 will be stepping into the role of Interim Head of Friends' Central School beginning July 2021. Craig N. Sellers completes his nine-year tenure as Head of School at the end of this school year.