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Friends' Central School

Friends' Central School is a coeducational private Friends traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban

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Overview

Friends' Central School says

Since its establishment in 1845 by the Religious Society of Friends, Friends' Central School, a coeducational, college preparatory day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grades, has been guided by Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Underlying all facets of school life is the belief that "there is that of God in everyone." Meeting for worship is central, providing time for connections among members of the community and between individuals and their spiritual sources. Peaceful resolution of conflicts, seeking truth, and collaborative process are key aspects of a Friends' Central education. Friends' Central offers rigorous and varied educational experiences in academics, the arts, and athletics, helping our students realize their potentials and achieve on the highest levels possible. We encourage trial and error, critical thinking and questioning, and intellectual courage in all areas of our curriculum. We strive to balance competence in using sophisticated technology with the richness of a humanistic education. Students' individual interests are encouraged and supported while essential skills are carefully honed. We intentionally seek a wide spectrum of diversity in our school community. We respect unreservedly that diversity and strive to enhance and support it. Diversity influences how we teach, learn and communicate. It enriches the community and furthers understanding that each human life is intrinsically valuable and interrelated, one with another. Since its establishment in 1845 by the Religious Society of Friends, Friends' Central School, a coeducational, college preparatory day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grades, has been guided by Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. Underlying all facets of school life is the belief that "there is that of God in everyone." Meeting for worship is central, providing time for connections among members of the community and between individuals and their spiritual sources. Peaceful resolution of conflicts, seeking truth, and collaborative process are key aspects of a Friends' Central education. Friends' Central offers rigorous and varied educational experiences in academics, the arts, and athletics, helping our students realize their potentials and achieve on the highest levels possible. We encourage trial and error, critical thinking and questioning, and intellectual courage in all areas of our curriculum. We strive to balance competence in using sophisticated technology with the richness of a humanistic education. Students' individual interests are encouraged and supported while essential skills are carefully honed. We intentionally seek a wide spectrum of diversity in our school community. We respect unreservedly that diversity and strive to enhance and support it. Diversity influences how we teach, learn and communicate. It enriches the community and furthers understanding that each human life is intrinsically valuable and interrelated, one with another.

Finance

Finance

Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.

Admissions

Admissions
Phone
  (610) 642-7575

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 887
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 38
Kindergarten 41
1 26
2 47
3 48
4 40
5 47
6 61
7 64
8 87
9 91
10 95
11 105
12 97

Friends' Central School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Friends' Central School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 73%
Multi-racial 3%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 12%
Asian 5%

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Friends Council on Education (FCE)

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