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Application Process

Submit an Online Application

Create an account on Blackbaud to begin your application. You will be asked to provide your child’s name, birth date, and grade level, and then you will be directed to complete a full application.

  • Students who are applying to Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.
  • Students who are applying to Early Childhood must be 3 years old by September 1.

Through your account, please designate a teacher/child care provider to complete a Teacher Evaluation form. When you add your child’s current teacher’s name and email address, the teacher will receive a link to a secure Teacher Evaluation form. Friends will automatically receive the evaluation once the teacher fills out the form.

Send School Records

Sign a Student Records Release Form and submit it to your child’s current school. They can send school records directly to us via digital upload, fax, or regular mail.

Schedule a Campus Visit

To schedule a personal tour of campus during your application process, please contact Peter Bidstrup, Director of Enrollment. A one-on-one campus visit gives your family the same individualized attention that your child would receive as a student at Friends.

You can also view a glimpse of campus by taking a Virtual Tour, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get to know us and see what’s happening around school.

When Can We Expect A Decision?

The Admission Committee reviews all completed applications in a timely manner (usually within a few days). We will email you with our decision. If you have applied for tuition assistance, you will be notified of any financial award when you receive your admission decision.

We ask that families notify Friends within two weeks of receiving their decision whether they choose to accept, defer, or decline enrollment.


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Applying to the Sally Borden Program

To inquire about admission to the Sally Borden Program for students with language-based learning differences, please email Peter Bidstrup, Director of Enrollment, with:

  • Your child’s name and age
  • Grade/school year applying for
  • Your phone number
  • Any educational testing reports for your child