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.

Our emphasis is on counseling rather than placement–educating and advocating throughout the process, with a focus on each student and his or her talents, interests, and needs. The goal of this student-centered approach is for each member of the class to have the best possible college search experience and for students to find schools where they will continue to flourish beyond their years at Friends' Central.

For many seniors, this process results in enrollment in some of the world's most selective colleges and universities. Others choose to attend institutions that offer programs and opportunities uniquely suited to their passions and interests. Click here to read more about the college choices of our graduates. With many of our students receiving financial aid, the best opportunity is sometimes the best funded opportunity, allowing students to avoid burdensome debt in the future.

Members of the Class of 2018 were admitted to an incredible range of schools across the country and internationally.

College Counseling

Grant Calder
Co-Director of College Counseling & Upper School History Teacher
610.645.5100

Ryan Coffey Keaton
Co-Director of College Counseling
610.645.4483

Mary Lynne Jeschke
College Counseling Administrative Assistant
610.645.5133

Class of 2018 Stats

Students attending specialized
programs including:
The George Washington University Honors Program • NYU Tisch School of the Arts • University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and School of Engineering • University of Pittsburgh Honors Program • Rice University School of Engineering • University of Texas Business School

11% of the Class heading to
Ivy League Colleges

Students attending programs in STEM fields, arts, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and more at 55 colleges and universities across the country and abroad

Wide range of destinations:
10 students to New England
9 to the South
8 to the Midwest
1 Abroad

One QuestBridge Scholarship recipient