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 at Friends' Central School.
Friends Centrals Upper School curriculum provides students an exceptional college preparatory program in an atmosphere that sets the highest of academic and personal standards. The environment is one in which students are encouraged to find their own voices as they listen carefully to and respect the opinions of others. Leadership skills, self discipline, and cooperation are developed throughout the curriculum. The program includes a required service component as well as numerous athletic, artistic, and performance opportunities.
The Friends Central classroom emphasizes advanced levels of critical and conceptual thinking, and independent projects require student research in library, laboratory, and studio. Students also have academic-based travel opportunities to places such as France, Spain, Greece, Japan and Peru.