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Lower School Science 2021

It’s never too early to start learning about environmental stewardship and our connection to the Earth. Friends’ Central’s Lower School science sets out to...

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Adapting Curriculum to Inspire Climate Action

Upper School science teacher John Gruber is launching a special division within the science department, Biodiversity and Ecological Monitoring. The aim is to focus on the...

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History on the Streets

Several seniors participated in a Philadelphia History seminar last spring during the last several weeks of the semester and in lieu of the usual...

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FCS Science Program Publishes Scientific Research Article

Friends’ Central’s first ever scientific research article naming an unrecognized moth species was released in The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society in June 2021....

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The Fourth Grade Immigration Unit Goes Virtual

When the pandemic rendered an in-person visit impossible, fourth grade teacher Alice McBee knew she had to find a way to salvage the trip – to make it virtual, without lo...

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Maintaining the Magic of Kindergarten

“The magic of Kindergarten at Friends’ Central is hard to describe,” said Lower School Principal Melody Acinapura, reflecting back on the spring. “It's teachers who trans...

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Sixth Grade Global Learning During Virtual FCS

Several years ago, Middle School history teacher Jebb Chagan changed the curriculum of his sixth grade history class with the aim of taking a...

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Re-inventing Senior Project

When the majority of carefully planned FCS Senior Projects were undermined by the pandemic, faculty came together to provide the seniors with meaningful alternatives ...

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FCS Hosts Distinguished Campus Visitors – Virtually

At FCS, we pride ourselves on the number of prominent scholars, authors, scientists, and artists – many of them alumni/ae – who visit campus...

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FCS Students Discover Unknown Moth Species

Students in my Advanced Biodiversity studies course this spring did some really great experimental work with specimens ...

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Terry Guerin to Begin Her Second Act

From the moment she stepped onto campus, Terry Guerin has been fearless - never shying away from a show because it pushed the envelope...

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Expert Teacher and Advisor Brad Morris Retires

After a 35-year career in the FCS Upper School math department, Brad Morris will be retiring at the end of this year. It’s a...

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Teaching, Coaching, Mentoring, Leading – the Many Talents of Keino Terrell

Middle School Assistant Principal and English teacher Keino Terrell has been a beloved fixture at Friends' Central for over 20 years...

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Teaching Skills, Honoring Student Voices: English at FCS

For a relatively small school, Friends’ Central can claim a surprising number of alumni/ae who are making a living in literary, academic, and artistic...

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Your Tax Dollars at Work, Spreading Quaker Values

Three Friends’ Central teachers – Dwight Dunston ’06, Al Vernacchio, and I – spend a few days each summer working (indirectly) for the United...

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FCS Students Design and Implement Their Own Brain Experiment at MIT’s SaxeLab

In April, our 2019 Distinguished Visiting Scientist Rebecca Saxe offered a deeply engaging lecture on Theory of Mind and the directions of cognitive neuroscience...

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Echo Hill & FCS at 45

Forty-five years ago, our first group of Friends’ Central students and teachers left City Avenue for an adventure at the Echo Hill Outdoor School...

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The Fannie Cox Center at 15

Before the Fannie Cox Center, 375 Upper School students learned science in five classrooms with very limited lab space. Our students benefited from their...

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Friends’ Central Dives into Water, Equity, and Justice

Is access to clean water a right or a privilege? Who can be a changemaker? Friends’ Central sought the answers to these questions in...

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Summer Learning for FCS Faculty

For many Friends' Central teachers, summer is not simply a time to get some rest and prepare for the year ahead, it’s also a learning opportunity. ...

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The Ulmer Family Light Lab Opens Its Doors!

Friends’ Central unveiled The Ulmer Family Light Lab, a cutting-edge facility dedicated to creation and innovation for students in Nursery School through grade 5....

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The Ulmer Family Light Lab in Action

In February and March, Kindergartners partnered with 5th graders to create a one-of-a-kind, interactive display rainforest board, the culmination of many weeks of learning...

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Sparking a Passion for Drama

On an early Monday morning in March, the Friends’ Central drama room is chilly. Upper School drama teacher Terry Guerin asks her students to...

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