How to Apply to Pre-Kindergarten

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pre-k students taking swim lessons

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, or October 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 and fee, we will:

  1. Schedule a parent visit.
  2. Ask you to have your child’s current pre-school teacher complete and submit the Teacher Recommendation Form. The teacher sends it directly to the admission office a week or two prior to the Play Day.
  3. Arrange for you and your child to participate in a Play Day.


Please note that children applying for Pre-kindergarten at Friend Select School must be 4 years old by September 1.


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