It is my pleasure to welcome you to Friends? Central School! A Quaker, coeducational, college-preparatory, day school, Friends? Central?s two campuses are centrally located between downtown Philadelphia and the Main Line suburbs. Our unique location allows us to attract students from across the metropolitan area creating a dynamic and diverse school community. Friends? Central is governed by and committed to the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. These core values shape our pedagogy, our actions, our process. They allow for the connection between students and faculty. They create an atmosphere where creativity abounds and where students are encouraged to think for themselves. Friends? Central?s challenging curriculum demands that students push beyond the obvious. I know that you are looking for more than a great school: you?re looking for a great school that is the right fit for your child. I encourage you to explore this website. It?s filled with information about all facets of school life. After that, I invite you to visit our campuses and see for yourself the excellence of our academic program, the rigor and excitement of our classes, and the lively engagement between faculty and students. Taking the time to know your child and your family begins in the admission process where families can expect the same kind of individualized care and attention that students receive throughout their years at Friends' Central School. See you on campus! Cynthia Harris Director of Admission Contact Us Lower School Admission: 610.642.1018 Upper/Middle School Admission: 610.645.5032 firstname.lastname@example.org At Friends? Central, we believe that realizing a child?s potential is about more than character, talent, or even rigorous academics. It requires a balanced combination of intellectual discipline and spiritual cultivation. Since 1845, we have prepared our students for the most challenging colleges and careers, while also providing them with the moral compass they need to serve as engaged and active citizens, by blending a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum with enduring Quaker principles. Friends' Central students are expected to honor each other's voices and to recognize a plurality of perspectives. They are expected to engage actively in their coursework, to take seriously their stewardship of the community both local and global, to question, probe, listen, and share. Our exceptional faculty inspires our students to respond to what is best in themselves and to recognize and learn from the best in others. As a result, our graduates are intelligent, compassionate problem solvers, they are active, involved citizens, and they are visionary leaders. The graduates of Friends? Central and their impact on the world are proof positive that Quaker works.