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Friends' Central School
1101 City Ave.    
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania  19073  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day n 12 750 students


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Established in 1845 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

  • Co-educational, college preparatory day school for nursery school through grade 12
  • 164-year history of academic excellence
  • Values-based education that encourages integrity
  • 9:1 student/teacher ratio
  • 978 students in 2009-2010
  • 285 Lower School students on the 18-acre Wynnewood Campus
  • 299 Middle School students and 394 Upper School students share the 23-acre City Avenue campus
  • Individualized college counseling with exceptional placement into the nation's finest colleges and universities
  • Over the past five years, 20% of the Friends' Central School graduates were National Merit Scholar finalists, semifinalists, or commended students
  • Mean scores on the SAT for the class of 2009: Critical Reading 669; Math 649; Writing 666; Total 1318 out of 1600
  • 100% of graduates attend post-secondary schools
  • 29% of the students receive need-based financial aid totaling over $4.8 million
  • Exciting offerings in the arts including ceramics, drama, drawing, instrumental music, music history, music theory, painting, photography, vocal music, and woodworking
  • State-of-the-art athletic facility on the City Avenue campus including 3 gyms, 7 tennis courts, indoor, competition-size swimming pool, wrestling room, fitness center, and all-weather track
  • Fannie Cox Center for Science, Math and Technology: 7 laboratory classrooms, 2 computer labs with 48 work stations, 6 math classrooms with "smart" technology
Diversity Mission Statement
Friends’ Central School strives to cultivate a community of diverse individuals who will be respected and affirmed as they engage in learning and other school experiences. We go further to create a community of belonging where members of FCS can bring their ‘whole’ selves to campus, embracing all identities; race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, class, religion, ableness, family structure, nationality, and other social identities. We are engaged in an ongoing journey to confront and unlearn bias and racism personally and collectively to become a more equitable, anti-bias school. Fundamental to the Religious Society of Friends testimony and practice, we will embody our values through our policies, practices, and culture we build together. We call upon all members of our community -- faculty, staff, students, administrators, parents, trustees, and alumni/ae/x -- to join us.