Steps for Interested Families

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 
    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.
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.

All preschool and lower school applicants whose materials are fully processed before the end of January will be notified of an admissions decision on February 5, 2021. All middle and upper school applicants whose materials are fully processed by mid-January will be notified of an admissions decision on January 15, 2021.

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.
Interested in Friends? There are many ways to explore what we have to offer. 

View these interactive presentations to learn about our community 
Look through our Viewbook
Plan a Virtual Visit
Students applying file this 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.
After applying, students have a more in-depth visit so they can get to know us better, and we can get to know them better. The format of the visit varies based on grade level:

Preschool applicants will participate in a virtual visit with their families. Preschool applicants who have turned three years old at the time of their family visit will also participate in age-appropriate assessments.

Prekindergarten and kindergarten applicants will be invited to a virtual visit that will consist of age-appropriate, interactive activities through a shared screen with admissions staff, and lower school faculty. Age-appropriate assessments will be used as evaluative measures.

First and second grade applicants and their families will have an opportunity to participate in a family visit with an admissions representative and lower school faculty. Separate, virtual meeting will be scheduled to engage applicants in grade-appropriate math and language assessments.

Third through fifth grade applicants 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. 

Sixth through twelfth grade applicants are invited to virtual classroom visits and have the opportunity to participate in informal “Hangouts with Friends” sessions, hosted by a faculty member and current Friends School students. During the application process, students will have an opportunity to schedule a family meeting with a member of the admissions staff or a representative from the appropriate division.

Schedule a Lower School Visit
To schedule a lower school visit and age-appropriate admissions assessments, please contact Julia Forester at

Schedule a Middle or Upper Virtual Shadow Day 
Records and Recommendations
As appropriate, and once you have submitted an online application for admission, you will have access to the necessary Permission for Release of Information Form and Recommendation Form(s) to send to your child's current school. Forms can be sent via email or facsimile or uploaded directly to the applicant's online application checklist. 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.

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).

Applicants to grades 6th - 12th complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Group testing dates are available for these grades; registrants must register online at The ISEE Code for Wilmington Friends School is: 080160.

Contact Us

Admissions Staff
Melissa Brown, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Julia Morse-Forester '00, Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Linda Jaworski, Admissions Office Coordinator and New Parent Liaison

Division Heads
Rebecca Zug, Head of Upper School (grades 9th-12th)

Jonathan Huxtable, Head of Middle School (grades 6th-8th)

Julie Rodowsky, Head of Lower School (grades Preschool-5th)