Friends’ Central Middle School transforms eager, enthusiastic, and motivated elementary school students into self-aware, analytical, and empathetic eighth graders. Our Middle School program produces courageous leaders and independent thinkers who are ready for the challenges of Upper School and beyond.
The time and attention Friends’ Central Middle School teachers devote to encouraging, challenging, and supporting our students as individuals and members of the community sets us apart. Our teachers understand and delight in the opportunities and challenges that come with shepherding children into adolescence. The individual attention our teachers pay to their students’ intellectual, spiritual, and ethical selves enables them to thrive.
Middle School children become bold thinkers because they are encouraged to try new ideas and take intellectual risks. We champion trial and error, discovery, and intellectual courage in all areas of our Middle School curriculum. By doing so, we give students the self-confidence and academic skills that ensure success.
Our Middle School program is rich with academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, as well as weekly clubs, community service, Meeting for Worship, mini-courses, instrumental and vocal groups, a fantastic drama program, a student-run newspaper, and more. Students are encouraged to both discover new interests and pursue their personal passions.