Welcome!

We are delighted you're considering Friends' Central for your child. To apply, please follow the instructions for the division(s) to which you are applying – Lower School, Middle School, or Upper School.

Lower School

Nursery-Grade 5

Where joy-filled learning is embedded in play, exploration, and discovery


Middle School

Grades 6-8

Transforming eager, enthusiastic, and motivated elementary school students into self-aware, analytical, and empathetic eighth graders


Upper School

Grades 9-12

Challenging and innovative program with lively and rigorous classes, athletic, artistic, and performance opportunities


Application Deadlines & Important Dates

September 1 - December 1 - Online applications are accepted, and visits are scheduled

October 2 - Parent and student visits/interviews begin

October 9 - Open House

October 23 - Financial aid applications portal is open at sssbynais.org

October - December - Take a campus tour, attend a visitors' morning, join a walk-in Wednesday

November 9 - Step Into FCS Event

December 1 - Deadline for submitting online applications for 1st round of Admission

December 15 - Deadline for submitting all supporting documents for applications (transcripts, recommendation forms, testing, interviews, etc.)

December 20 - Deadline for submitting Financial Aid applications to SSS for 1st round of Admission

February 1 - Admission decisions mailed to families

March 1 - Deadline for families to accept offers of Admission to FCS

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