Friends' Central School

1101 City Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096

Friends' Central has conducted a comprehensive day program since 1925, when this Quaker school moved to its present middle and upper school site of 23 acres on the edge of the city. The lower school (nursery through grade 4) operates at an 18-acre second campus on Old Gulph Road. Over the years, Friends' Central has enjoyed the direction of a number of notable educators. The integrated course of study begins with an individualized curriculum in the lower school that precedes an increasingly rigorous college preparatory program as students progress through the upper school (grades 9-12). Course work includes many opportunities in the arts and a number of departmental electives. During the final five weeks of the school year, seniors undertake a project of their own design (with the assistance of an advisor) in which they learn about a field of interest and also complete at least one week of service. Upper school student government and faculty conduct a guest speakers program that features authors, musicians, artists, politicians and athletes. Weekly Meeting for Worship is an important aspect of school life. Each upper school student performs at least 40 hours of service annually.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1101 City Ave, Wynnewood, PA 19096
Other Locations228 Old Gulph Rd, Wynnewood 19096
Telephone610-649-7440
Fax610-649-5669
Year Established1845
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationReligious Society of Friends
AdministratorCraig Normile Sellers
Applications DueJanuary
Total Enrollment890
Day Students890
Boys449
Girls441
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