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


The application deadline for the 2024-2025 academic year has now passed. Applications submitted will be placed on an interview waitlist. The Admissions Office will contact you should an appointment become available. We thank you for your interest in Friends. 
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 annual 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. Application fee waivers are available to families of students in access organizations and families seeking Financial Aid. Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@friendsseminary.org or call 646.979.5041. 

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. The application for admission deadline is November 20, 2023; however we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications received after interview spots have been filled will be placed on an active waitlist. If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

To register for all events: 
  • Log into your Ravenna account  
  • Locate your student on the left side panel
  • Select Applications
  • Select Friends Seminary
  • Select Go to Application
  • Search for Additional Steps
  • Select Register for an event

Click on a Division below to begin.

For parents/guardians who wish to have a translator, we are happy to provide one for Spanish, French, Mandarin, and Arabic. Please contact the Admissions Office before the scheduled interview so that we can arrange for a translator.
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.

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