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Admission Policy

Admission to Friends School is at the sole discretion of the head of school and is in keeping with the best interests of the child, the family, the classroom, and the school. If you are interested in learning more about Friends School, or enrolling your child, the first step is to contact us and schedule a tour.   We accept students throughout the school year. Tours are always personal, never in a group, and we schedule them at your convenience. Call us at (502) 899-1822 or email Jen Charlton, Admissions and Relations Manager, at jen@friendsschoollouisville.org to set up your personal tour. We can't wait to meet you and your child! 

Procedure:

Registration for current families begins in January, shortly after the winter break. Children of current families will receive an application, tuition costs, and a statement of the admissions policy. Applications and registration fees are due back in the office within a week. Once current families are placed, Friends School will begin calling students on the waiting list and filling slots until all classes are full. Should current families not return their registration packet prior to the stated deadline, they will be placed behind students on the wait list.

Registration Policies:

Friends School reserves at least 30% of its available slots for children with special needs. Friends School feels very strongly that placements should be age appropriate with developmentally appropriate curriculum. The request to repeat a year will be reviewed by the parents and teachers involved, along with the director. Friends School reserves the right to place children in the class best suited to each individual child’s needs, as well as the needs of the other students, the classroom as a whole, and the needs and strengths of the teachers.

Placement Criteria – Current students and their families

Friends School makes placement decisions based upon each child’s individual needs, the needs of other students, the needs of the classroom, and the needs and strengths of teachers. In making placement decisions, Friends School considers the following criteria:

  • Children whose families have fulfilled their commitment of monthly co-op days, required fundraisers, workdays, or accepted alternatives as worked out between the director and family.
  • Children of current teachers and staff
  • Length of child’s enrollment
  • Siblings of current students
  • Number of years sibling enrolled
  • Number of siblings enrolled

Placement Criteria – Wait listed families

Friends School makes placement decisions based upon each child’s individual needs, the needs of other students, the needs of the classroom, and the needs and strengths of teachers. In making placement decisions, Friends School considers the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled students who did not get an enrollment spot for the upcoming year
  • Siblings of former students
  • Annual public waiting list at discretion of director. Consideration will be given to the educational needs of the classroom and cultural diversity of the school.

If enrollment spots are not filled by current enrolled students and those on the waiting list, spots will be open to the community.

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