This fall, Friends’ Central Middle School Latin teacher Margaret Somerville presented at the eighth annual Parliament of the World’s Religions. Hosted for the first time virtually, this international event was described on its website as, “a safe way to gather the world’s global interfaith movement and celebrate the enduring spirit and work of religious and spiritual communities striving toward a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.”
Interim Head of School Beth Johnson '77 discusses her exciting plans for Rex Gymnasium's future.
This September, Jai Smith ‘22 participated in the On the Hill Legislative Summit 2021 in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Jack and Jill organization. At the conference, Jai and a group of other students had the opportunity to speak virtually to Pennsylvania State Representatives.
Friends’ Central announces the creation of the first ever endowed teaching chair in the School’s history. The Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Foundation Endowed Teaching Chair for Science will support innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education in perpetuity at FCS.
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.