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Legacy Status &
Quaker Families

Legacy Status

Brooklyn Friends School recognizes legacy status for families with existing connections to the Brooklyn Friends community. In keeping with the established guidelines of the Independent Schools Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), Brooklyn Friends School offers an early notification option to Family Center and Preschool.

Qualifying for Legacy Status

To receive legacy consideration or apply for early notification, applicants must be at least one of the following:

  • Siblings: sibling of a student who is currently enrolled at BFS and will be enrolled for the following school year or sibling of a BFS graduate. 
  • Children of alumni: applicants whose parents(s) graduated from the 12th grade at BFS.
  • Children of faculty & staff:  applicant’s parent(s) must be currently employed – for a year or more – at BFS and returning to BFS for the following school year.
  • Members of the Religious Society of Friends: Parents of the applicant must be members of the New York Quarterly Meeting. Quaker families who are members of other Meetings will be given priority after the members of the New York Quarterly Meeting.

Please notify the Admissions Office of your interest to apply as a legacy applicant.

Admissions & Financial Aid for Quaker Families

Quaker families who are members of the New York Quarterly Meeting can apply with legacy status for early notification during the admissions process. Quaker families who are members of other Meetings will be given priority after the members of the New York Quarterly Meeting.

All Quaker families who are interested in applying to Brooklyn Friends should email the Admissions Office. BFS offers financial aid from Kindergarten through Grade 12 based on demonstrated financial need. Please note that financial aid, if applicable, is also not guaranteed for accepted applicants, particularly for those applying to grades that are not entry points.

If you are a member of the New York Quarterly Meeting, you may also apply for aid through the New York Quarterly Education Fund. Priority is given to students who are attending Quaker schools. Contact the Quarter for more details.