How to Apply to Grades 1-4

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Friends Select begins accepting applications in early August of the year preceding the enrollment year. For example, if your child will be starting school in September 2023, we accept applications beginning August 2022. Please note our main admission season is from September through early January. We encourage you to initiate the process in August, September, October, or November of the preceding school year, so that we can notify you of your admission status by February 1.

We invite you to attend an Open House. Next, we ask you to complete our Online Application (also available in Word version; pdf version) and submit that, along with payment of $65 for application and testing fees, to the admission office. Once we receive your completed application form (supplements included), we will:

  1. Schedule a parent visit with you to discuss your child and your educational aspirations for him/her, and to discuss the admission process in more detail. You will also have the chance to learn more about Friends Select.
  2. Ask you to have your child’s current teacher complete and submit directly to the admission office a Teacher Recommendation Form.
  3. Ask your child’s school to submit copies of your child’s official transcripts/progress reports.
  4. Schedule a day for your child to visit a classroom of her/his current grade level.