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Admissions FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you do not see your question answered here, please email us, and we will be in touch soon!

Visit your child’s division to read through our application procedures: Upper School, Middle School, Lower School (2-4), Lower School (K-1), Preschool (Twos, Threes, & Fours).

By September 1, 2023, applicants must meet the following age requirements:

Preschool Twos: 2 years old

Preschool Threes: 3 years old

Preschool Fours: 4 years old

Kindergarten: 5 years old

Grade 1: 6 years old

Grade 2: 7 years old

Grade 3: 8 years old

Grade 4: 9 years old

We invite you to attend an Open House or school event. Prospective families can register for events through Ravenna after creating an account for their child. We encourage you to apply as early as possible. For the 2022-23 admissions season, some events will be held virtually.

Visit our Important Dates page for information on your child’s application timeline.

The teacher should complete both forms and submit to the Admissions office or through Ravenna.

  • Preschool – Lower School: There is no admissions test.
  • Middle School – We require the Character Skills Snapshot (CSS).
  • Upper School – We require the SSAT or the ISEE. The Character Skills Snapshot is optional. Note that access to the CSS is included with registration for the SSAT. Be sure to add Brooklyn Friends School as a test result recipient.

Yes. Both ERB and EMA provide financial assistance for ISEE and SSAT admissions testing fees for applying families with demonstrated need. To find out more about the possibility of receiving a testing waiver, please contact our office at

Visit our Legacy Status & Quaker Families page for information on priority admissions consideration.

Yes, for Preschool applicants with Legacy status. Legacy applicants have the option for Early Notification.

No. The BFS tuition is all-inclusive.

We do not offer merit-based scholarships to applicants.

Yes, please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.

Yes, we do once a student has been accepted.

Yes, but accessibility is limited.

Students come from all five boroughs of NYC and the greater metropolitan area.

No, public transportation is the most commonly used way to travel to and from BFS. Student metrocards are issued to eligible students.

    • Preschool: Typically there are 14-15 students in a Threes class and 18 students in a Fours class with two teachers per class.
    • Kindergarten to Grade 4: There are typically 15-20 students per class with two teachers.
    • Grades 5 to 8: There are typically 15-20 students per class.
    • Grades 9 to 12: There are typically 18 students per class.

For more information about college counseling at Brooklyn Friends, please visit our college counseling page.

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If you have any questions about Brooklyn Friends School or the application process, please contact us. We are delighted about your interest in our school and look forward to meeting you.

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