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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.

Preschool Threes is the main entry point for new students joining Brooklyn Friends School. Class size increases in Preschool Fours, and we welcome applications for these limited spaces. The admissions process for Preschool program begins with the creation of a Ravenna account and the submission of an online application with the $100 application fee.

Families who apply by October 15 will be contacted about next steps. Applications submitted after the October 15 deadline will be held in the event additional interview spots become available. We recommend submitting supplemental materials in a timely fashion and attending a school tour regardless of interview status as families can be invited to schedule an interview at any time throughout the season. Only applicants who are invited to schedule an interview will be asked to pay the $100 application fee.

Admissions Process

Threes children must be 3 years old and Fours children must be 4 years old by September 1 in the year they start school.

Families who apply by the October 15 application deadline will be contacted about next steps. Applications submitted after October 15 will be held in the event additional interview spots become available. We recommend submitting supplemental materials in a timely fashion and attending a school tour regardless of interview status as families can be invited to schedule an interview at any time throughout the season. Only applicants who are invited to schedule an interview will be asked to pay the $100 application fee.

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.

  1. Create a Ravenna profile. You will use Ravenna to register for a school tour, to complete your online application and to submit the $100 application fee and all supplemental materials.  Required materials include a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport and the ISAAGNY School Report Form for Preschool applicants who are currently enrolled in a program.

  2. Wait to hear from us. Invitations to schedule interviews will be sent via email to families beginning in September.

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Upcoming tour dates can be found on Ravenna.

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 October 15th. Early Notification is available for legacy applicants to Preschool Threes and Fours. The expectation for families who choose Early Notification is that if the child is accepted, the child will attend Brooklyn Friends School.

Rollover Admissions

If you applied to BFS for the 2019-20 school year and your child was placed on the waitlist, you may submit a new application to be considered for the 2020-2021 school year.

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