Lower School Meal Plans

Lower School Full Meal Plan – $1,200
We have redesigned our menus and offerings to meet today’s students' tastes and nutritional needs (see below for more information about our Lower School food initiative, Lettuce Feed You). We now offer two menus – one for students in Nursery through grade 1 and a second menu for students in grades 2 through 5. The goal is to provide kid-friendly meals that match the palate, fine motor skills, and portion size of our youngest to oldest students. While we have familiar foods to choose from, we also offer a wider variety of nutritious foods that can be enjoyable to eat. Most, if not all, foods are baked or steamed to provide the most nutritious choices. Drink selections consist of 100% juices, 10% juices, and a variety of milk options to include.

Lower School Pizza Day Plan – $265
Pizza day is very popular with the students. This plan is offered on Friday and includes pizza, a vegetable, beverage, and ice cream or fruit.

Flex Plans:
You can now purchase lunch one or two days a week!
One Day a Week: $265
Two Days a Week: $500

When you sign up, you don't have to specify which day(s) your child will eat, just that your child will eat once or twice each week. You may pick your days based on the weekly menu.

Lower School Hours of Operation
  • Lower School Campus Lunches: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

View pricing and more info for Lower School Meal Plans here.

Inspiring children to work toward a healthier and more sustainable world by teaching them to source, produce, and prefer delicious, planet-friendly foods

Since 2016, we have been implementing Lettuce Feed You – an innovative food program at the Lower School. Here’s what's on offer:

  • Delicious, fresh-from-scratch, sustainable, and whenever possible, local and organic foods prepared in-house by expert chef. Picky eaters? Allergies? Gluten sensitivity? Not a problem! Your child’s dietary needs will be addressed.
  • A link between farm, garden, and table. The Friends’ Central lunch table is supplied overwhelmingly by local farms – including the expansive organic garden at FCS.
  • Food that connects to curriculum. Is your child studying India in first grade? How about a lunch that brings Indian food to FCS

We believe in the link between healthy minds and healthy bodies. This change to our food service is an exciting step toward linking our curriculum and garden together with the food we eat. 

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Helpful Links for Families


Via MyKidsSpending, you will be able to add funds to your child's account. Your personalized account details have been shared with you via email from MyKidsSpending.


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