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Application Timeline

We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis in certain grades for the 2024-2025 school year.  Once all application materials are submitted, a decision will be given within two weeks.

The application for the 2025-2026 school year will open in August.

Step 1: Set up 

The first step in the application process is to submit our pre-application form for access to the Friends' Central Admissions Portal. Please click here to begin. 

Step 2: Required Items
Once you have your Admissions Portal login credentials you can begin to complete the family portion of the application.  If you are applying for more than one student you can begin multiple applications at this point. Your portion of the application is considered complete once the following items are submitted:

  • Family Information
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Last Year's Grades
  • Application fee ($75)
Step 3: Campus Visit

Upon submission of the above pieces of the application, a member of the admissions team will reach out to arrange the student and parent/guardian visit. This visit will include a conversation with an admissions counselor for the student and for the parents/guardians.

Step 4: Recommendations, Transcripts and Other Supporting Documents
  • Recommendation Forms - Please send recommendation requests to the applicant's current Math and English teachers, as well as their Principal or School Counselor.  There is an optional supplemental recommendation that you may choose to send to a teacher, coach etc.
  • Transcript Request - Please request an official transcript from your school.  This must include the applicants previous year's grades as well as their grades through the first semester of the current school year.
  • Student Graded Writing Sample - Please upload to the portal a graded writing assignment your child has completed within the last school year.  Examples include: English/history essay or essay test, book report, story, history paper etc. 
Step 5: ISEE Testing

All applicants must take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) to fulfill our standardized testing requirement.  Use FCS code: 393315 for the ISEE. In addition to the ISEE, families can also submit a WISC-V test. 

Step 6: Tuition Assistance (optional)

If you are planning to apply for tuition assistance, please click here to apply. 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 Admissions Office at 610-645-5032 or at admissions@friendscentral.org.