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Upper School
Admissions Grades 9-11

A Challenging College Preparatory Curriculum

Our Upper School offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum for students in grades 9 through 12, including the rigorous, globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program for juniors and seniors.

The Upper School admissions process begins with the creation of a Ravenna account and the submission of an online application.  Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. A non-refundable $80 application fee will be required to schedule your visit.

Admissions Process

Ninth grade is a main entry point for new students joining our Upper School. We process applications for limited places in Grades 10 & 11 on a rolling basis. Please note: Applicants for 11th grade should submit complete 9th grade transcripts and 10th grade transcripts, as available, before submitting any online applications. Once you submit your transcripts, we will contact you regarding next steps.

  1. Create a Ravenna profile. You’ll use Ravenna to register for a school tour, complete your online application and to submit all supplemental materials.  Required materials include the Student Supplement (which should be submitted at the time of the application, before the interview), Student Activity/Interest Form, English and math teacher evaluations, and transcripts.

  2. Schedule a testing date. Brooklyn Friends accepts the ISEE and the SSAT. Only one of these exams is required for admission. Be sure to list Brooklyn Friends School (#330610 for ISEE, #1880 for SSAT) as a test result recipient.

  3. Wait to hear from us. Once we have received your application, we will invite you to schedule an interview. You will be asked to submit the non-refundable $80 application fee at that time. Please contact us if you haven’t been contacted after two weeks of submitting your application or for information about need-based fee waivers or reductions.

  4. If applicable, apply for Financial Aid. Learn more about financial aid for Brooklyn Friends School here.

  5. Come for an accepted student visit. Students who are admitted to the Upper School will be invited to visit BFS for a day before making a decision to enroll.

Note to International Families: We accept applications from prospective international students who are fluent in English and do not require housing (Brooklyn Friends School is unable to provide room and board).  In addition to all regular admissions procedures for admission to Brooklyn Friends School, international families should contact Crystal Backus, the Director of Admissions Outreach, at for more information.

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Upcoming tour dates can be found here.

Dates to Know

Important dates and deadline can be found here.

Legacy Admissions

If your family is eligible for legacy status, you are guaranteed an interview spot as long the application is received by December 9.

Rollover Admissions

If you submitted an application and fee for the Upper School 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 Upper School for the 2017-18 school year without paying the $100 application fee.  If you are applying to a new division this year, the fee is required after you are invited to schedule your interview.

Student Test Scores

Brooklyn Friends accepts the ISEE and the SSAT, and only one of these exams is required for admission. Be sure to list Brooklyn Friends School (#330610 for ISEE, #1880 for SSAT) as a test result recipient. Results are due with your completed application materials.

If you think you may qualify for a fee reduction for SSAT testing,  Crystal Backus, the Director of Admissions Outreach, for more details.

For International Families

International applicants for whom English is not their native language must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to Crystal Backus at


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