Admissions Process

Welcoming Your Child

When you apply for space, Barbara Rowe, Director of Admissions, helps you learn what to expect for your child’s West Chester Friends School admission experience. Parents meet Brian Fahey, Head of School; teachers share grade-level programming, and special areas of study. Current families are happy to chat with prospective families.

After the completed application is received, your child is welcomed to campus for classroom visiting time and simple assessment. Timing is important. Submitting all paperwork by early December gives time for assessments and visits, which may take up to three weeks to set.

Applications are accepted all year. If a class is filled, children accepted are assigned Wait List status. Contracts offered must be returned in a timely manner with the required deposit to secure the space.

WHAT HAPPENS

The Friends Play School For ‘threes’ who are able to enjoy a group of friends, and are ‘diaper free’.
Simply choose the schedule you want on the FPS Registration Form and you’re all set! During your tour, your child is welcome to enjoy a simple play time in the Friends Play School. As school begins, your child’s teacher arranges a more formal introductory visit time to the classroom with classmates.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten  Children come to campus for about two hours for a fun classroom visit and a simple ‘get-to-know-you’ assessment with Barbara Rowe, Director of Admissions. 

First Grade  The child visits for a morning in the classroom, and is assessed.

Second through Fifth Grade The student visits for one to two full days in their current grade, and is assessed in reading, writing and mathematics. 

 

FORMS REQUIRED for APPLICANT FILES

  1. Report Card –  Most recent and if applicable.
  2. ADVIS Teacher Recommendation – Your child’s teacher sends directly to WCFS.
    NOTE: CHOOSE GRADE SPECIFIC FORM
    ADVIS Recommendation Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
    ADVIS Recommendation Grades 2nd through 5th
  3. Psycho-educational or other evaluations must be submitted.

With the exception of the preference given to the members of the Religious Society of Friends in admissions and financial aid, West Chester Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in admissions, financial aid, employment policies, or educational programs.