"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."


Thank you for your interest in Friends Seminary. We’re excited to share the Friends experience with you and to welcome you on campus!

Kindergarten and Grade 9 are our key entry grades while Grades 1-8 and 10-12 are dependent on attrition. No fee is required for attrition grades until the application is activated.  Please call the Admissions Office at 646.979.5041 for the waiver code. Fee Waivers will still apply for families of students in placement programs who demonstrate financial need.

Given our mission-driven commitment to support an economically diverse student body, Friends has dedicated significant financial resources to make Friends affordable for all interested families. To learn more about Affordability and Financial Aid at Friends, please click here.
To begin the process, please review the grade-specific information below. If you have questions, email admissions@friendsseminary.org.

To Register for all Events:
  • Please visit your Ravenna homepage by selecting the Ravenna icon in the top left corner of the screen
  • On the left side panel, select School Directory
  • In the middle of the page search for Filter by name and type Friends Seminary 
  • Select the Friends Seminary logo (red brick school house)
  • Once selected a new Upcoming Events tab will appear on the lower right side of the screen
  • Select Upcoming Events and select your student from the dropdown
  • A list of available events will display - select an event and register 

Click on a Division below to begin.

For parents who do not speak English as a primary language, we are happy to provide translators for Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Arabic speakers. Please contact the Admissions Office before the scheduled interview so that we can arrange for a translator.
It is each family’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials have been received by Friends Seminary. Ravenna allows families immediate access to the status of their application. No decision can be made by the Admissions Committee until an application is complete.

Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034