How can your family make an impact in the world?

Friends School provides a dynamic community, strong academics, and self-awareness –
essentials for making an impact on yourself, your family, and in the world.

Admissions Process


Start the inquiry process here.


Schedule a virtual tour with our admissions team or attend an open house


Once we know we are a good fit, we’ll send you an application.


Schedule your Student Visit, Shadow Day, or Interview

PS & K: Group Visits
Grades 1-5: Shadow Day
MS: Shadow Day or Interview


Once your application is accepted, we’ll extend an offer of admission to Friends. 

Open Houses 23-24


Continuous Enrollment

We use a continuous enrollment model. This simplifies the re-enrollment process for families and means that you will only need to complete the enrollment process once for the entire time your child attends Friends School.

Your child will be automatically re-enrolled each year, unless you notify the school during the annual continuous enrollment window in January each year.

Our Graduates are:







...and Friends

Founders Scholarship

Created to provide full scholarships and further Friends School’s goal for greater diversity, equity and inclusion in our community.

We offer a limited number of scholarships. Eligibility is based on a comprehensive review of admission materials, at the time of application, including your PAT application.

Native, African American, Latinx and Asian students are particularly encouraged to apply, however a particular race or ethnicity is not required to be eligible for the award.

Please complete the Friends School application process and indicate you are interested in applying for the Founders Fund Scholarship as part of your PAT application. 

For more information, email


We believe in every child having the opportunity to access the individualized and comprehensive education offered at Friends School. Our Personalized Affordable Tuition (PAT) plan is designed for families in every socioeconomic situation and ensures that tuition is affordable for each family.

Our PAT plan uses an online FAST applications to generate a family specific guideline for tuition, never to exceed the published rate.

Families can either pay the published tuition rate or apply for PAT by completing a FAST application (link below), by their contract due date.

There is a limited number of PAT places available for each tuition rate. Should you decide not to submit a FAST application, your tuition will be the full published rate.

Tuition 23-24

Our Community Board determines Tuition each December and published it to families early January.

A nonrefundable deposit is paid at the time an initial enrollment contract is signed and in January each year of continuous enrollment.

Friends School participates in the Dewar Tuition Refund Plan; tuition insurance is utilized by over 1,000 independent schools nationwide and is a way of protecting the school and our community.

NOTE: Cost for AfterCare, Enrichment classes and lunch are not included in tuition.

Affording Friends

Personalized Affordable Tuition
Application Time: 60-90 minutes

PAT FEE: $48 application fee, paid directly to FAST via Credit Card

DOCUMENTS: You will need your Federal and state tax returns from the two years prior, annual household expenses, mortgage/rent expenses, assets, business expenses, etc.

If your family is receiving, or will receive financial support from an additional source, or your child(ren) receive support for tuition payments (e.g. grandparents, other family members, trust funds, or any other sources), you must report this on the FAST online application form.

NOTES: You will be given the opportunity to provide a parent letter where you can explain in detail your full financial situation which may entail more than what is reflected on your tax return.

UPLOADS: You must upload tax documents to FAST in order to have your application processed. FAST will not complete your application until they receive these documents.

Friends School may also ask for additional information if it is deemed necessary.

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.