Friends' Central School is committed to making state-of-the-art technology available to the entire School community administration, faculty, and students. Each division is equipped with its own computer lab and additional resources can be found in the libraries and in the individual classrooms. Friends' Central's challenging curriculum is designed to provide core information, to encourage students to think and process what they learn, and to allow students to investigate areas of personal interest. As they study, students explore the impact of one area of learning on another. For example, students come to understand that the history of a period has an impact on the scientific advances, the artistic styles and movements, as well as the spheres of intellectual thought. This integrated approach helps students find a context for their learning and facilitates the retention of the information they are acquiring.
Friends Central School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

A Day
A+ Matriculation
B+ Academics
A- Extracurricular activities
A+ Community
A Reviews
B+ Int. student mgmt

Day S. Grades: Nursery-12
ESL: Yes
Day S. Tuition: $46,000
# of Students: 845
Teacher:Student: 1:8%
International Student: 4%
AP Courses: 0
Endowment: $31,953/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 70%
SAT: 1304/1600
IB: No

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Cross Country
American Football
Track and Field
Cross Country
American Football
Track and Field
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 65)
Model UN
Quaker Life Committee
Outing Club
Chess Club
The Horizon
Political Philosophy Club
Sidwell Political Review
Sidwell Business Review
Activism Through Art
Black Male Society
Model UN
Quaker Life Committee
Outing Club
Chess Club
The Horizon
Political Philosophy Club
Sidwell Political Review
Sidwell Business Review
Activism Through Art
Black Male Society
Days for Girls DC
Enneagram Club
Entrepreneurship Club
GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance)
Investment Club
Math Club
Sports Business and Analysis
South Asian Student Association
MED Club
Positive Masculinity Club
Certamen Club
Current Events Club
Book Club
Caribbean Heritage Club
Nutritional Health and Wellness Club
Autism Awareness Club
Meditation Club
International Service Club
Girls Who Start
Birding Club
Knitting and Crochet Club
Mixed Students of Sidwell Club
Refugee Support and Awareness Club
Tech Talk TechTalk
Sci Club
International Relations Club
Women in Sports Club
Table Top
Mental Health Awareness Club
Microfinance Club
Random Acts of Fun and Kindness
Robotics In Robotics
Gxrls in STEM
Superhero Club
Ukelele Club
Community Action Club
French Culture and Food Club
Sustainable Fashion Club
Latin American Society
It's Academic
Black Student Union
Black Girls Society
Student Alumni Association
The Oat
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(Total 14)
Music Theory
Fiber Art
Studio Art
Music Theory
Fiber Art
Studio Art
Mixed Media
2D Art
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1845
Campus Size: 40 acres
Religious Affiliation: Friends

Application Info

Interview: Skype, On Campus
Other Accepted Scores: ISEE,SAT,PSAT
School Code:
ISEE: 393315



Brief Reviews

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5.0/ 5

Detailed Reviews

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0.0 / 5 Academics
0.0 / 5 Campus
0.0 / 5 Student Life
0.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
0.0 / 5 Transportation


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5.0 (6 reviews)

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Frequently Ask Questions about Friends Central School

Tell me a bit about Friends Central School.
Friends Central School is Co-ed private day school located in Pennsylvania, US. It was founded 1845 , and currently has about 845 students, 4.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.friendscentral.org/.
Does Friends Central School have rigorous academic requirements?
Friends Central School also have 70% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Friends Central School students typically go for their colleges?
Based on the most recent matriculation data, 12.67% go to top 50 US universities and colleges*, 20.89% go to top 25, and about 8.67% go to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and MIT.

*Ranking is based on the 2024 US News College Ranking.
What is the application requirement for Friends Central School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Friends Central School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Friends Central School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Friends Central School in 2024 is $46,000, which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@friendscentral.org .
Where is Friends Central School located?
Friends Central School is located in the State of Pennsylvania of USA. The closest major city is Philadelphia, which is about 5 miles away from school. Most families can choose Philadelphia International Airport to travel in and out of school.
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Yes, here are few: Torah Academy Of Greater Phila, St. Laurence School and Jameson Christian Academy.

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What is the FindingSchool rating for Friends Central School?
The overall rating for Friends Central School is A.

The section ratings of Friends Central School are:
A+ for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
A- for Extracurriculum
A+ for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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