Alexa Quinn '98

Alexa Quinn '98
Alexa has been the principal of Friends’ Central’s Middle School since 2012. She graduated from Friends’ Central School in 1998.
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Recent Posts

What is Independent Learning & Why Is It Important For Your Child?

Jan 25 2022
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How to Teach Your Child to Be an Independent Learner

Apr 05 2021

Teaching children to be independent learners is key to academic success now and in the future. The same skills necessary for students to have agency over their own earning are skills that will set.

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Top Challenges of Middle School in 2021

Mar 15 2021

In middle school, students are often faced with new challenges and responsibilities, including adapting to new environments, routines, and realities. This makes middle school a time of great.

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8 Tips to Help Your Middle Schooler With Homework

Feb 01 2021

As a middle school educator, I often think back to my time as a sixth, seventh, or eighth grader and remember the things that were most challenging and rewarding about those years. One of the things.

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The Parents' Guide to College Planning in Middle and High School

Jan 18 2021

Although students typically begin applying to colleges during the fall of their senior year, preparation should actually begin much earlier than that. But how early is too early? And how can parents.

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5 Benefits of a Strong Middle School Advisory Program

Dec 28 2020

Middle school is a time of transition. Transitioning between schools, transitioning between social circles, transitioning physically and socially from children into teenagers. And like a lot of.

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How Building Resilience Can Help Middle Schoolers Thrive in Adolescence & Beyond

Apr 14 2019

As parents, it’s natural for us to want to protect our children from adversity and the pain that comes with it—whether that’s related to performing poorly on a test, not making the team, not being.

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

Nov 08 2018

As parents, we understand that the community plays an important role in the lives of our family and our children. No matter where you live or where you come from, community anchors us. Community.

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

Jul 26 2018

Switching schools is an exciting time for any child and family. As a process, switching schools brings with it so many opportunities—from academic, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities to new.

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The Best Times for Your Child to Switch Schools

Jul 23 2018

If you’re in the process of planning a school switch for your child, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions swirling around in your head. You’re thinking about the academics and classes offered by.

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