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Tuition & Financial Aid

2021-22 School Year Tuition By Grade

Brooklyn Friends School tuition covers the costs of the regular school day program, including books, regular overnight class trips, and lunch service for Grades 3-12. Our Extended Day program for students in Preschool through Grade 8 entails separate registration and additional fees.

Grades 3 through 12:


Kindergarten through Grade 2:


Preschool (5 days a week):
  • Half-day 3s: $27,400
  • Full-day 3s: $38,100
  • Full-day 4s: $42,400
Family Center:
  • Half-day mornings, 3 days:      $18,900
  • Half-day mornings, 4 days:      $21,600
  • Half-day mornings,  5 days:     $24,600
  • Half-day afternoons, 3 days:   $16,000
  • Full day 3 days:                          $27,000
  • Full day 4 days:                           $31,200
  • Full day 5 days:                           $36,700
  • Ext. day, 3 days:                          $36,700
  • Ext. day, 4 days:                          $40,700
  • Ext. day 5 days:                          $43,500

Tuition Insurance

Brooklyn Friends School has an arrangement with A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. to provide a partial refund of tuition should the student need to withdraw from school after the school year has started. For one point two percent (.012) of the total tuition cost, Dewars will pay 75% of the unused tuition cost for medical withdrawals with no attendance requirement, and 60% of the unused tuition cost for a non-medical withdrawal after a 14 consecutive day attendance period. [For example, if the student withdraws halfway through the year, the insurance will refund 60% of the unused tuition, which would be approximately one quarter of the total tuition.] Further details can be found in the The Tuition Refund Plan 2021-2022. 

Please contact the Finance Office directly with any questions about the Tuition Refund Plan.

Financial Aid

The Brooklyn Friends School mission statement emphasizes the school’s commitment to educate each child in a diverse community. Our financial aid program supports that mission by striving to ensure socioeconomic diversity within our student population. We work diligently to make our school accessible to as many families of varying economic backgrounds as possible.

Financial Aid is available for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 and is granted on the basis of need and the availability of funds. Admissions decisions and financial aid decisions are made independently. Due to limited funds, an admissions acceptance does not guarantee a grant offer even if need is demonstrated

Typically, one quarter of our students receive approximately $6,000,000 in financial aid grants. Funding for financial aid grants comes from the school’s operating budget and charitable gifts. Brooklyn Friends gives priority consideration to children of Quaker families, BFS colleagues, alumni/ae, and siblings. Financial aid is not guaranteed even for members of these priority groups.

All financial aid applications are submitted to and processed by TADS, an independent organization that provides a report to our Financial Aid Committee.

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Check the financial aid box on your admissions application.

  2. Complete the online process at All required documents must be submitted by uploading or mailing directly to TADS, not BFS. For help with uploading documents or sending documents to TADS, email or call 800-477-8237.

  3. All custodial and non-custodial parents are required to submit an online application.

  4. Required documents:

    • Financial aid assessment; this is the online form filled out at
    • 2020 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
    • All other federal tax schedules that were filed including business and partnership schedules
    • 2020 W2 Form
    • 2021 W2 Form (when available)
    • If needed, a letter explaining any family situation you felt was too unique to be captured correctly by the online application

  5. Make sure that your child’s name is on all forms, payments, and correspondence with the school and TADS.

  6. Any applications that are not complete by their due date may not be considered for an award. The due date for current families is December 3, 2021. The due date for prospective families is January 7, 2022. All financial aid forms and supporting materials are due on these dates.

Dates to Know

You can review financial aid application deadlines here.

Understanding the Criteria

The primary factors in determining financial aid awards include, but are not limited to:

  • net income
  • assets (home equity, property, savings, investments, etc.)
  • debts (home mortgages, college loans, etc)
  • the number of dependents
  • the number of children who attend tuition-charging schools

Consideration is given to parents who are nearing retirement age, families who have young children or who are financially responsible for elderly family members, and other factors that can affect a family’s financial security. If all children are of school age and one parent does not work by choice, the financial aid committee, through TADS, will consider the earning potential of that parent. The financial circumstances of all parents are considered when determining a grant, whether parents are custodial parents or not.

Important Note to Quaker Families

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.

Information about the Appeal Process

Families will be notified of their financial aid award prior to the due date for signing the enrollment contract.  If the grant offered makes it impossible for you to enroll or if you believe your grant is not indicative of your family’s need, please contact the Financial Aid Coordinator. If your family’s financial circumstances have changed since you filed your application (job loss, etc.), please send an email directly to the Financial Aid Coordinator to notify the school of your change in circumstances.  A family may only appeal once.  If the timing of your appeal prevents the Financial Aid Committee from responding before your contract deadline, you are still required to submit your contract and deposit by the deadline in order to secure your child’s enrollment.

Contact Vanessa Reynolds, Financial Aid Coordinator

Phone:  718-852-1029 ext. 526
Mail:  375 Pearl Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, Attn: Vanessa Reynolds