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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
1101 City Ave
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Telephone
(610) 649-7440

Applying

Application Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$49
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
32%
Average Financial Aid
From Friends Central School

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 our students. Guided by our Quaker values, we have been educating for excellence since 1845, inspiring tomorrow's leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging our students to peacefully transform the world.

Friends Central School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1330
128 responses
Average ACT
30
73 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Sport events
    31%
  • Freshman/senior sibling
    19%
  • Coffee house
    13%
  • International day of peace
    13%
  • Meeting for Worship
    13%
  • Ringing the bell at lower school graduation
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    806
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A
    Median Household Income
    $115,625
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,500
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $367,400
    National
    $184,700

    Friends Central School Reviews

    45 reviews
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    As a parent, I can't think of a better place to send my kids to school. The academics are terrific, the sports/movement program focuses on what is important, and the exposure to ideas and experiences outside of the usual academics provide for a rich and thought provoking experience. But maybe the most important aspect of the school comes from the Quaker idea that there is that of God in each of us, and, adults and young people alike deserve to be treated like human beings, and are expected to treat other people like human beings. By that, I mean with care and respect and appreciation.
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    Friends' Central School is a Nursery-12 college preparatory Quaker school in Wynnewood, PA. Really, it's right across the street from City Line Avenue. I entered FCS in the 5th and I can confirm that the education is phenomenal and that the teacher-student relationships are unmatched. Depending on what demographic you fall into, however, you could have a harder time. As a black girl, it was a little bit troublesome to get the support that I needed socially and academically because many kids and adults didn't share the same background that I did. (For example, I only had 6 black teachers while at Friends Central, and 4 of them were fired after their first year of teaching). Overall, I did have a great time and learned may invaluable lessons at FCS, but not without hardship.
    Friends' Central School is a great academic school. While attending the school we received rigorous coursework and I felt very prepared when I transitioned into college. The school is not very diverse, so as a minority it is not uncommon to be the only non-white student in your class. There are many opportunities for students to be involved in sports, clubs, and activities. Friend Central's campus is beautiful and there are many opportunities to enjoy the campus when the weather is nice. Overall FCS is a good school and I would recommend it if you can afford it.