Welcome!

We are delighted you're considering Friends' Central School for your child. Following a robust admission season this past fall, Friends' Central is now accepting applications for only those grades in which seats are available. If you are interested in applying for your child, please contact the Admission Office to inquire about openings. Please note that a limited amount of financial aid remains for new applicants.

Once an application is received, the Admission Office will work closely with each family during the application process in order to provide a decision in a timely manner.

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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