Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving approximately 800 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located in the Philadelphia suburbs, the School has two campuses. The Middle & Upper Schools are located just outside of West Philadelphia in Wynnewood, and the Lower School is on our Old Gulph Road campus in the heart of Wynnewood.
The exceptional faculty at Friends’ Central offers a curriculum that is both intellectual and thoughtful, cultivating the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical growth of our students. Our pedagogy is grounded in continuing revelation, reflection, integrity, and a willingness to accept responsibility. From Nursery to grade 12, our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, and flexible thinking, along with compassion. As they transform from playful children to skilled, self-possessed teenagers, they are always intellectually curious and engaged thinkers. Friends’ Central prepares graduates to succeed in college and in life. Sparking intellectual curiosity and a passion for science is key to the mission of the science department. Our talented and passionate teachers model and share their passion for scientific research and discovery with our students every day.
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Click here for a video about our Distinguished Visiting Science program which seeks to inspire the next generation of educators, scientists, researchers, policy makers, and thinkers by bringing renowned scholars to campus for courses and a public lecture.
Friends’ Central seeks candidates with a commitment to fostering an inclusive learning community who will address issues of diversity and enhance the Philosophy of Inclusivity and Awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.
Friends’ Central School, an independent, coeducational Quaker day school founded in 1845 and serving 800 students in Nursery through Grade 12, seeks a Physics teacher to join the faculty of our Science Department. We are seeking a committed individual interested in joining our community who can lead our students while also encouraging them in their own discoveries. The position requires dedication to the School’s Quaker heritage, the ability to collaborate and inspire, and a sense of humor.
• Teach courses in advanced physics topics, particularly in areas of light, optics, electricity and magnetism
• Lead an exploration of future elective courses in physics or applied physics topics with attention to existing models that are uniquely innovative and successful
• Create and oversee experiential and experimental extracurricular programming for Upper School students related to physics, engineering and technology
• Blend classroom instruction with laboratory activities and independent research projects
• Advise a group of students
• Experience working with Upper School aged students
• Masters Degree or higher in Physics, additional coursework in education preferred
• Proficiency with technology applications to enhance classroom learning
• Enthusiastic about teaching
About Friends' Central School
Friends’ Central School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory, Quaker day school, founded in 1845, serving 800 students in Nursery through grade 12. Located on two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends’ Central blends a rigorous curriculum with enduring Quaker principles of kindness, compassion, and generosity of spirit to create a solid foundation for a future of opportunity and success. Students at Friends’ Central School are taught to think critically and creatively, and they learn the value of good character and strong work ethic to develop into active and engaged citizens.
Friends’ Central seeks candidates who will enhance the philosophy of inclusivity and awareness articulated in our Diversity Statement.