Spring 2023

Visit from Andrei Kirilenko

Last spring, Andrei Kirilenko, a professor of finance at the University of Cambridge in the UK, visited my U.S. History class via Zoom. Professor...

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Transforming the Campuses with Chris Guides

Friends’ Central Upper School science teacher Chris Guides has been, for many years, quietly at work across both of the School’s campuses implementing highly...

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Applying to U.S. Colleges and Universities: How competitive is it really?

Thirty years ago, with the exception of a couple of highly specialized schools, virtually no institutions admitted less than 10% of their applicants. Now...

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College Costs Are Out of Control

“College Costs Are Out of Control!” and other similar headlines are a constant in the media coverage of higher education.  The most expensive private...

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NASA Ambassadors: Teaching Eclipse Literacy

Upper School physics teacher Deborah Skapik has recently been selected to be a NASA Partner Eclipse Ambassador. And Deb was thrilled to discover that...

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The Contemporary Latino Experience

For students wanting to immerse themselves in Spanish while getting hands-on insight into a range of Spanish-speaking cultures, Friends’ Central Upper School’s Contemporary Latino...

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