Kayla Foy felt certain that trusting “the science” was the nation’s best shot—literally—at returning to some degree of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic. In December 2020, she was one of the first people in the Philadelphia area to receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Friends’ Central’s first ever scientific research article naming an unrecognized moth species was released in The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society on June 8, 2021.
The 2021 Best In Show winner is Ha-Eun Choi, Grade 12, Friends’ Central School, whose teacher is Mr. David Talone. Her exquisite painting depicts the tragic plunge of Icarus into the sea, the consequence of not heeding the advice of his father Daedalus, the architect of the labyrinth in Minoan Crete.
We are excited to share that Mike Cook ’02 will take the helm of the basketball program.
In April, FCS senior Sophia David was featured in Science News for Students for her research in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania on how humans trace patterns of stars in the night sky.
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.