Focus – the Editorial Issue
Editors-in-Chief Peter Dissinger ’14 and Emilia Weinberg ’14 decided to change things up a little for this month's issue of the Friends’ Central Upper School student newspaper Focus.


  • FCS Teacher Al Vernacchio Receives Founders' Award
    On Saturday, April 5, Friends' Central teacher Al Vernacchio was honored by the AIDS Fund by receiving its Founders' Award at the 15th Annual Black-Tie GayBINGO, which raises funds for HIV/AIDS services in the Greater Philadelphia area. The Founders' Award "recognizes a person or a group of people who come together and fight HIV/AIDS in a unique way."
  • Open House - April 10
    Discover Friends' Central. Join us for an Open House on Thursday, April 10 from 4:00-6:00 pm at both the Lower School campus and the Middle & Upper School campus.
  • Evening with Hilary Beard March 18
    Originally scheduled for tonight, Feb. 5, An Evening with Hilary Beard has been rescheduled for March 18. Please join us on this new date to hear Beard share a behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning film American Promise and the innovative research behind companion piece Promises Kept.
  • Six FCS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
    Friends’ Central School is pleased to announce that six seniors - Rohan Alur, Jenna Bergmann, Benjamin Kahn, Claudia Kassner, Michael Kleiman, and Grant Schiller - have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists.
  • Middle School Play Agatha Rex
    The FCS Middle School will present the comedy Agatha Rex on Friday, March 14 at 7 pm and on Sunday, March 16 at 2 pm in Shallcross Hall. Agatha Rex, written by Lindsey Price and loosely based on the ancient Greek tragedy Antigone, is set in a modern-day high school, translating the original Greek chorus into a fantastic ensemble opportunity. Don't miss it!