Cultivating the Intellectual, Spiritual, and Ethical Promise of Our Students
Challenging, intellectual, and engaging, Friends' Central builds foundational skills within a curriculum that is innovative, thoughtful, and dynamic. At every level, our students are encouraged to ask questions and to seek answers that push beyond their impressive accumulation of facts. Never satisfied by “what,” our students are always asking “why,” “how,” and, perhaps most importantly, “why not.”
Friends’ Central students distinguish themselves while at FCS, in college where they are known for their exceptional preparation, and in the world where their contributions are extraordinary.
Joining the Friends' Central community is more than simply enrolling in a school. When families choose Friends’ Central, they are joining a community committed to the School’s Mission, to cultivate the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of our students.
At Friends’ Central, School life and curriculum are steeped in Quaker values. At every level, we promote a commitment to learning through inquiry, reflection, action, and discovery - an approach that stems from the Quaker belief in Continuing Revelation.
Our signature programs – unique and carefully-crafted experiences that take students beyond traditional classroom learning – are integral to the Friends' Central approach to education throughout the grades.
Friends’ Central’s Lower School is a place where joy-filled learning is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery.
The experience is as academically challenging and exciting as it is supportive and structured.
Friends’ Central Middle School inspires and develops courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, and learn joyfully. We transform eager, enthusiastic, and motivated elementary school students into self-aware, analytical, and empathetic eighth graders.
Friends' Central Upper School's challenging and innovative program includes lively and rigorous classes, athletic, artistic, and performance opportunities. The Friends’ Central classroom emphasizes advanced levels of critical and conceptual thinking, and independent projects that require significant student research.
Friends' Central School provides highly personalized, expert college admission counseling to students and their families. Our two full-time counselors have extensive experience working in independent school college counseling and selective college admissions.
Community service at Friends’ Central School is part of the School’s identity, culture, and tradition. We believe that caring for our school, local, and global communities serves the guiding testimonies of stewardship, community, peace, and integrity.
Friends’ Central School libraries promote reading as a foundational skill, allowing students to develop into passionate readers and lifelong learners.