Admissions

Applying to Friends

List of 7 items.

  • Submit Application

    Beginning in September - Rolling
  • Schedule Visit/Shadow Days

    Beginning in October - Rolling
  • Submit Financial Aid Applications

    October 1 - December 15
  • Register for Testing

    Testing Schedule for Middle and 

    Upper School applicants
    (Assessments for Lower School 
applicants
    occur on visit day.)
  • All Application Materials Due for First Round Offers

    January 1 for Middle and Upper
    January 22 for Preschool and Lower
  • First Round Offers of Admission & Financial Aid Notification

    January 15, 2021 for applicants to Middle and Upper
    February 5, 2021 for applicants to Preschool and Lower
  • Rolling Admission

    Applications will continue
    to be accepted and reviewed
    on an on-going basis as
    availability permits.

List of 10 items.

  • Apply Now

  • Wilmington Friends School Admissions Procedures

    Applying for admission to Wilmington Friends School consists of the following steps, which include: the application; a parent visit; a student visit and interview; transcripts; teacher recommendations; and admissions testing.
    * While we are limiting the number of guests we can invite to campus, due to on-going concerns about the spread of COVID-19, all applicant and parent visits will be virtual.
  • Application

    Students applying file an online application through our website; there is an application fee of $50.00, which can be paid electronically. Those applying to middle and upper schools are also asked to complete a student questionnaire and provide a graded writing sample.
  • Visiting Friends School

    The family visit, which generally includes a tour and casual introductions to some faculty and staff, will occur as a virtual visit during the fall of 2020. This will be an opportunity for you to talk with the admissions staff and a representative from the appropriate division(s) about Friends School, our curriculum, policies, and philosophy. This visit also allows for the opportunity to ask specific questions and convey specific goals for your child's education.
  • Preschool (Age 2 1/2 years)

    Students who have made application to our preschool will participate in a virtual visit with their families. All applicants whose materials are fully processed before the end of January will be notified of an admissions decision on February 5, 2021.
  • Pre-kindergarten through Kindergarten

    Students who have made application to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will be invited to visit Friends, virtually. The virtual visit will consist of age-appropriate, interactive activities through a shared screen with admissions staff, and lower school faculty. Testing to be used as evaluative measures.* All applicants whose materials are fully processed before the end of January will be notified of an admissions decision on February 5, 2021.
  • First through Fifth Grade

    Applicants and their families who are applying for first and second grade will have an opportunity to participate in a family visit with an admissions representative and lower school faculty. Students applying to third through fifth grade will be invited to join their peers at Friends during a virtual class meeting. Age-appropriate math and language arts testing will be administered through a shared screen during a separate virtual visit. All applicants whose materials are fully processed before the end of January will be notified of an admissions decision on February 5, 2021.
  • Sixth through Twelfth Grade

    Students applying to sixth through twelfth grades are invited to learn more about the division to which they are applying through virtual classroom visits and informal “Hangouts with Friends” sessions, hosted by a faculty member and current Friends School students. During the application process, students applying to sixth through twelfth grades will have an opportunity to schedule a family meeting with a representative from the appropriate division.  Applicants to sixth through twelfth grades complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Group testing dates are available for these grades; registrants must apply online at www.iseetest.org. All applicants to grades five through twelve whose materials are fully processed by mid-January will be notified of an admissions decision on January 15, 2021.
  • Records and Recommendations

    The release of information form and recommendation forms will be sent to you via email when you apply. This will enable you to send them to your child’s school and teacher(s) electronically. We request that parents manage this step so that they may retain complete control as to when a child’s current school and teacher(s) are made aware that a child may be changing schools.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE...

    Recommendation and Information Release forms are forwarded BY YOU to your child's current school and are then returned directly to Wilmington Friends School by each student's school and teacher(s). Forms can be sent via email or facsimile.

    All applicants, who have not completed the admissions process by the designated dates above will be notified on a rolling basis when a file is complete.
Thank you for your interest in Wilmington Friends School. Below are some steps to follow in order to learn about our program and complete the application process. We are here to help along the way, so feel free to reach out at any time.