The Friends' Central School Blog

How Parents Can Teach Children to Ask—and Answer—Meaningful Questions

How to Bring STEM Out of the Classroom (and Into the Home)

STEM in Early Childhood: How Parents Can Give Their Kids a Head Start

10 Life Skills Students Need to Thrive—from Kindergarten to College and Beyond

How Your City Can Help Instill a Sense of Community in Your Child: Philadelphia Opportunities for You and Your Kids

How Parents Can Teach Their Children to Love Math

How Parents Can Empower Students to Own Their Learning

The Importance of Hands-On Learning in Your Child's Education

How Parents Can Prepare their Children for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Teaching Creativity: How Parents Can Teach Their Children to Be Creative

3 Non-Academic Qualities the Maker Movement Can Nurture in Your Child

Why Enroll Your Child in a School with a Makerspace?

4 Common Reasons Kids Struggle When Switching Schools and What Parents Can Do To Help

The Best Times for Your Child to Switch Schools

6 STEM Resources for Parents Who Want to Introduce Their Child to STEM

What is a Maker Education?

What is a STEM-Based Education, and Why Is It Important?

15 FCS Seniors Tell Us What They'll Miss Most After Graduating

5 Students Tell Us What They Loved Most After Joining the Friends’ Central Community

7 Fun Things to Do Around the Main Line

Should You Take AP Classes? 5 Reasons Why Great High Schools Don’t Teach AP Classes

How to Know If Your Child Should Switch Schools: Top 4 Reasons to Make the Switch

5 Tips to Make Switching Middle Schools Easier for Your Child

6 Benefits of Preschool for Your Child

Switching Middle Schools: How Parents Can Get Their Child Excited About the Change

5 Qualities to Look For in a Good Preschool or Nursery

The Impact of Class Size on Learning Outcomes in Middle School

5 Benefits of a Strong Middle School Advisory Program

Your Preschool Tour Checklist: 4 Things to Look For

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Preschool

Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child After a School Visit

8 Questions Parents Should Ask During a School Admissions Interview

3 Tips for Choosing a Nursery or Pre-School Program

How To Help Your Child Prepare For A School Visit

How Friends’ Central Nursery Program Teaches Children to Respect Themselves and Each Other

4 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling Your Child in an Independent School

How to Get the Most out of an Independent School Campus Tour

Top 10 Reasons to Consider An Independent School

Questions for Parents to Ask When Comparing Independent Schools

What Role Can Parents Expect To Play in an Independent School Education?

What Makes an Independent School Education Different?

The Pros and Cons of an Independent School Education

Positivity First: Creating a winning team culture

Bring out the best in your adolescent: what the right culture can do for your Middle School child

Five Keys to Finding an Extraordinary Nursery Program for Your Child

What's for Lunch? A New Look at Healthy Eating at School

What's Real and What's Not: How to Teach Children to get Beyond fake news

How to Beat College Application Deadlines: An Expert Weighs In

MLK Day of Service - A celebration in Photos

Experts agree: Kids need fiction to succeed in school and life

Maker Education: What's it all about?

The No-Drama, No-Tears Way to Help Your Middle Schooler with Homework

Top 10 Reasons to Consider Independent School

Letting Children Play May Be the Best Class of All

Organic, Sustainable Land Management for Schools

Learning to Change the World

Can Schools Create Leaders?

Critical Times for Critical Thinkers

Rankings Aren’t Everything: What Matters in Your College Search