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Preschool Admissions

Curious, Competent Learners

Our commitment to nurturing the gifts of each child as an individual provides a warm and stimulating environment where children feel free to explore the world around them. The Brooklyn Friends School Preschool program follows a child-centered curriculum that supports individual learning styles and developmental readiness. Our three and four year-olds meet increasingly complex challenges and practice social skills through hands-on, concrete experiences, and become curious, motivated, and competent learners.

Threes is a main entry point for new students joining our Preschool.  We process applications for limited places in Fours. The admissions process for our Preschool program begins with the creation of a Ravenna account and the submission of an online application.

Interview spots are limited. In an effort to maintain balanced and diverse classes, a select number of applicants (proportionate to the number of seats available) will be invited for a family interview. A non-refundable $100 application fee will be required to schedule the visit.

Families can be contacted at any time throughout the fall, so we recommend submitting supplemental materials in a timely fashion and attending a tour regardless of interview status.

Admissions Process

Threes children must be 3 years old and Fours children must be 4 years old by September 30 in the year they start school.

It may be necessary to submit an application prior to visiting Brooklyn Friends School as most school tours will take place after the submission deadline, which is September 30.

  1. Create a Ravenna profile. You’ll use Ravenna to register for a school tour, complete your online application (including the Parent Supplement) and to submit all supplemental materials.   Required materials include a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and the ISAAGNY School Report Form for Fours applicants who are currently enrolled in a program. We do not ask for a teacher report for the Preschool Threes application.

  2. Wait to hear from us. If we contact you to schedule an interview, you will be asked to submit the non-­refundable $100 application fee at that time.

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Upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Dates to Know

Important dates and deadlines can be found here.

Legacy Admissions

If your family is eligible for legacy status, you will be invited to schedule an interview as long as the application is received by September 30. Early notification is available for legacy applicants to Preschool Threes and Fours. The expectation is that if the child is accepted, the child will attend Brooklyn Friends School.

Rollover Admissions

If you submitted an application and fee for the Preschool Threes program for the 2016-17 school year and your application was not processed or you were placed on the waitlist, you may submit an application for the Preschool Fours program for the 2017-18 school year without paying the $100 fee.  If you are applying to a new division this year, the non-refundable $100 application fee is required after you are invited to schedule your interview.

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