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Friends’ Central School: Cultivating The Promise of All Students

If instilling a life-long love of learning in your child is a priority, try Friends' Central School.

Charisma Presley and Joseph Dougherty did a comprehensive and extensive search when looking for the right school for their son Phinneas–an often quiet and reserved child. Among their priorities were diversity and academic rigor. They also wanted Phinneas to be in a place where he was comfortable and free to ask lots of questions.


In the end, the best place for Phinneas was Friends’ Central School–an independent, coed, Quaker based school, with two campuses–both located in Wynnewood.


To learn more about Friends’ Central School, and Phinneas’ experience, visit PhillyFamily.com for the full story.







Friends’ Central School is a coeducational, college-preparatory, Quaker school offering an outstanding independent school education to students in nursery through grade 12. Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Friends’ Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of students. In every grade, students are encouraged to think for themselves and to find the courage to voice their opinions while understanding the importance of respectfully agreeing and disagreeing with one another in their quest for discovery. The results of a Friends’ Central education are lifelong. Their graduates pursue their passions at top colleges and universities. Alumni/ae report that they are well prepared to excel academically, to lead, and to problem solve. And, when Friends’ Central alumni/ae graduate into the world, they are simply extraordinary.