Applying to Friends Academy is easy:
- Schedule a visit with Katherine Gaudet to become acquainted and take a tour of Friends.
- We will schedule a student visit for one day. Some testing in reading and math will be done that day.
- Students applying to our Early Childhood program must be three years of age by September l
- Students applying to kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1.
We want to hear about your child and your hopes and dreams for his or her education. Parent/Guardian conversations and school tours are given Monday through Friday.
If you feel that Friends is a good fit for your child, contact us to begin the application. There is a $50 application fee. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
When your child is ready, we will arrange for an in school visit. Social visits are a vital part of the application process. Children applying to grades one through eight are invited to spend a day in a class of their current grade. On that day, your child participates in all school activities so that they get the “feel” of Friends and can see if they enjoy their experience.
Applicants to Kindergarten are invited to spend an entire morning with their age peers in our Early Childhood Program, while applicants to Early Childhood come for an hour-long play visit with their parents.
Applicants to the Sally Borden Program visit appropriate grade-level classes during a two-day visit. This affords teachers numerous opportunities to observe students in a variety of settings, and allows students to feel more comfortable with their surroundings.
It is important for us to understand your child’s learning profile. Because of this, we will do a reading and math assessment during the day of their visit.
The Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications within a month or less of your child’s visit. We will call you with our decision. If you have applied for financial aid, you will be notified about your grant in March. We ask that families notify Friends Academy within a month of their receiving a decision, whether they choose to accept, defer or decline placement.