Friends' Central School

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Friends' Central School Photo #1 - Friends' Central School is an independent, coeducational, Quaker, college-preparatory day school for Nursery through grade 12 students. Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends' Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of students. Since 1845, Friends' Central has been educating for excellence, inspiring tomorrow's leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging students to peacefully transform the world.
Friends` Central School is a Quaker, independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in Nursery through grade 12.
Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends` Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of students.
Guided by Quaker values, since 1845, Friends` Central School has been educating for excellence, inspiring tomorrow`s leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging students to peacefully transform the world.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 753 students
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30 / rolling

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Friends' Central School places among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1845
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
753 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Friends' Central School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
91 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1290
Average ACT score
29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Nov. 30 / rolling
Tuition Notes
20,350 for Nursery-38,250 for twelfth grade
% on Financial Aid
34%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$19,500
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Margaret Metz
Admissions Associate
Frankie Zelnick

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Middle School Clubs, Upper School Math Team, Upper School Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Middle School Orchestra, Middle School Choir, Middle School Drama, Middle School Jazz Band, Upper School Orchestra, Upper School Choir, Upper School Drama, Upper School Jazz Band

School Notes

  • 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 local and global communities, 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 at Friends' Central School.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 753 students
  • Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $23,241 for elementary schools and $28,783 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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