Please note these admission requirements:
- Children applying for our 3 year-old program must turn 3 by August 31 of their year of entry.
- Children applying for our 5 year-old program must turn 5 by August 31 of their year of entry.
- All children attending our Early Schools must be able to use the bathroom independently.
1. Campus Close-Up and/or Open House (Optional):
While attendance at our group information sessions is not required, these visits can provide a valuable opportunity for you to learn about our program and talk with our staff and current parents. Campus Close-Ups are scheduled for October 15 and November 14, 2019, and January 14, 2020. Our Open House is scheduled for Sunday, October 27 from 2:00-4:00 on our Main Campus. These group information sessions take place on our Main Campus but all three Early School Head Teachers are present to share information about the Early School program at each of our Early School locations.
Sign-Up for a Campus Close-Up or Open House
2. Pre-Application Visits for Parents (Optional):
We are eager to make certain you have all the information you need as you consider applying. We schedule these individual informational visits at each of our Early School locations so you can choose the location you prefer. If you would like to schedule an individual parent visit and tour with the Admission Office prior to submitting your application, we are very happy to arrange that.
- Campus Early School – 4809 Friends School Road, Durham
- Chapel Hill Early School – 531 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill
- Durham Early School – 404 Alexander Avenue, Durham
Please contact Aubrey Whisler in the Admission Office by phone (919.383.6602 x*221) or email (email@example.com) to schedule your informational visit at one of our Early Schools. We look forward to seeing you.
3. Online Application for Admission (Required):
Please submit the initial application, parts A, B, C, and D as soon as possible to allow for flexibility in scheduling the visits which are part of the process. The first-round deadline for the initial application is January 10, 2020.
A. Quick Inquiry
B. Family Information
C. Application fee of $50
D. Parent Statement – Please submit the Parent Statement which will enable us to schedule you for a Parent Observational Visit (see below). We suggest you also do this as soon as possible to allow for more options in scheduling this observational visit, but no later than January 10, 2020.
4. Additional Portal Application Materials (Required)
E. Teacher Recommendation — If your child attends a pre-school program, please also submit a Teacher Recommendation no later than January 10, 2020.
5. TADS Application for Adjusted Tuition (Optional)
If you wish to be considered for adjusted tuition, please complete and submit the TADS information simultaneously with your application for admission, no later than January 24, 2020.
6. Parent Observational Visit (Required)
Once we receive your completed application, we will schedule you for an Observational Visit at the Early School to which you have applied. This is an opportunity for parents to meet with the Head Teacher and observe in the classroom.
7. Play Session (Required):
The Admission Office will schedule Early School prospective students for a group play session in January 2021; the Admission Office will schedule any late applicants separately. If you do not live locally and have questions about attending a play session, please contact the Admission Office.
8. Due Date for First Round Consideration:
To have your application considered in our first round of decisions for our Early Schools, please make sure that all paperwork has been completed and submitted by January 24, 2020. The Admission Office is happy to answer any questions about the timeline for those submitting late applications.
9. Admission Decision Notification Dates:
Admission decisions for the first round of applications for Early School will be communicated on February 14, 2020, the common notification date agreed upon by area independent schools. Applications submitted after the initial January date will be reviewed and considered separately.
Thank you for your interest in Carolina Friends School and for your application. We welcome your questions so please reach out to the Admission Office at any time.