Admissions

    Applications

    Preschool Application
    Lower School Application (Pre-K to 5th)
    Middle School Application (6th to 8th)
    Upper School Application (9th to 12th)

    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. International students may participate in a Skype call instead of a campus visit.

     

    Application

    Students applying file an on-line 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, is an opportunity for you to talk with the admissions staff 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 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, 2016 (contract return date 2/19/16).

     

    Pre-kindergarten through Kindergarten

    Students who have made application to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will be invited to visit Friends to work with faculty on age-appropriate activities. The visit will consist of a series of thoughtful observations and 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, 2016 (contract return date 2/19/16).

     

    First through Fourth Grade

    Students applying to first through fourth grade visit lower school and are hosted by a current student for a full school day. Age-appropriate math and language arts testing will be scheduled following the student visit.*  All applicants whose materials are fully processed before the end of January will be notified of an admissions decision on February 5, 2016 (contract return date 2/19/16).

     

    Fifth through Twelfth Grade

    Students applying to fifth through twelfth grade are invited to visit the appropriate division for a full day. Their host, a current student, will introduce them to the school and lead them through a day of classes. During their visit, students applying to sixth through twelfth meet briefly with a member of the admissions committee. Students applying for fifth 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 at least one week prior to the testing date. All applicants to grades five through 12 whose materials are fully processed by mid-January will be notified of an admissions decision on January 22, 2016 (contract return date 2/12/16).

     

    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 teachers(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.

     

     

     

    ADMISSIONS TIMETABLE

     

    Submit Application
    Beginning in September - Rolling

     

    Schedule Visit/Shadow Days 
    Beginning in October - Rolling

     

    Submit Financial Aid Applications
    November 3 - 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 15  for Middle and Upper
    January 29 for Preschool and Lower

     

    First Round Offers of Admission &
    Financial Aid Notification

    January 22  for Middle and Upper
    February 5  for Preschool and Lower

     

    Rolling Admission
    Applications will continue

    to be accepted and reviewed

    on an on-going basis as
    availability permits.

     

     

     

    Wilmington Friends School
    101 School Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
    302.576.2900
    info@wilmingtonfriends.org