Fall 2020

Commencement 2020

Friends’ Central’s 175th Commencement on Saturday, August 1 was quieter, with far fewer people in attendance than any previous Commencement in memory. Members of...

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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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Bucolic College Towns in the Era of COVID-19

Since the beginning of the 21st century, college-bound high schoolers have increasingly favored larger urban universities. Perhaps the COVID-19 pandemic will moderate tha...

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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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