Application Fee Waivers are available for (1) families of students in placement programs, (2) families who demonstrate financial need (please contact the Director of Financial Aid and Affordability), and (3) families applying for attrition-based grades. Please call for the Fee Waiver Code at 646.579.5042.
Age Policy Children applying to Kindergarten must be five years old by September 1 of the year they begin school. Children applying to Grade 1 must be six years old by September 1 of the year they begin school.
An Early Notification Program is available for Kindergarten ONLY. This program applies to children of Members of the Religious Society of Friends, current sibling families, and children of current faculty and staff. Please fill out the Early Notification Form
to begin the process.
Application Follow-Up It is each family’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials have been received by Friends Seminary. Ravenna, our electronic application management system, allows families immediate access to the status of their application. No decision can be made by the Admissions Committee until an application is complete.
Kindergarten applications close once interview slots are filled.
Families applying for Grades K-4 after January 8 should contact the Admissions Office regarding openings.
For students coming to Friends Seminary from other independent schools, all financial obligations from a student’s previous school must be satisfied before that student can enroll at Friends Seminary.
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.