Apply to Lower School

Application Timeline

To be notified of an admission decision by January 26, 2024, all elements of the application must be completed by December 8, 2023. Applications received and completed after the December 8 deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interview spaces fill up quickly, so please begin your application as soon as possible in order to be scheduled. We cannot guarantee interview availability for applications received after December 1, 2023.

Step 1: Online Application Submission
To begin the application process, please click here. The submission of the online application is considered complete when the demographic information and parent questionnaire are completed, and the $75 fee is paid.

Step 2: Interviews

Upon submission of the online application, a member of the Lower School Admissions Team will reach out to arrange the student visit and parent/guardian interview.

Step 3: Recommendation Forms and School Reports

Please send confidential recommendation requests to your child’s current teacher through the Admissions Portal. You may also find printable ADVIS Confidential Recommendation forms here. Please note that Pre-Kindergarten applicants are not required to submit testing.

Step 4: Testing
*Nature Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten applicants are not required to submit testing.

*Applicants for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade require a WPPSI or WISC. Please schedule the assessment with a licensed psychologist. Please ask the psychologist to email the results directly to  

*Please note that Friends’ Central requires applicants who have received interventions (Example: OT, PT, Speech) to submit all reports received from service providers.

Step 5: Tuition Assistance (optional)

If you plan to apply for tuition assistance, please click here to apply by December 8, 2023. More information on how to complete the application can be found here, or in the Quick Guide here

If you have any questions, please contact the Lower School Admissions Department:

Andrea Dominic Lubrano
Lower School Director of Admissions
610-642-7575 Ext. 7454

Cheryl Davis
Assistant Director of Lower School Admissions

Donovan Moore
Lower School Admissions Coordinator