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Friends Academy’s enrollment process is rolling, meaning that you can apply for the upcoming school year whenever you choose to do so. We also may have immediate openings for the current school year if space permits.

If you have any questions about enrollment at Friends Academy, please email Director of Enrollment Peter Bidstrup.

If you are not yet ready to apply but would like to start a conversation with Friends Academy, please complete this short inquiry form. We’ll get in touch with you to learn more about your child and answer your questions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to welcome visitors during the school day at this time. We are using Zoom to meet with families during the enrollment process. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get to know us and see what’s happening around school.

Application Checklist

Note: If you are inquiring or applying for immediate entry, please make sure to select “Interested in school year 2020-2021” in Ravenna while submitting your inquiry or application.

  • Submit an online application through Ravenna. You will need to create an account and a profile for your student. Friends Academy is listed under “Providence Area” in the School Directory.
  • Designate a teacher/child care provider to complete a Teacher Evaluation Form. This is done through your Ravenna account. Add your child’s current teacher’s name and email address, and the teacher will receive a link to a secure Teacher Evaluation Form. Once the teacher fills out the form, Friends will automatically receive it.
  • Send school records. Sign a Student Records Release Form and submit it to your child’s current school. They can send school records directly to us via digital upload, fax, or regular mail.
  • Email Director of Enrollment Peter Bidstrup to schedule a call. Additional calls and/or campus visits (after school hours) may be scheduled as necessary.

Notification of Admission Decision

The Admission Committee reviews all completed applications in a timely manner (usually within a few days). We will email you with our decision. If you have applied for financial assistance, you will be notified when you receive your admission decision.

We ask that families notify Friends within two weeks of receiving their decision whether they choose to accept, defer, or decline enrollment.

Sally Borden Program Admissions

For information about applying to the Sally Borden Program for students with language-based learning differences, please email Director of Enrollment Peter Bidstrup with your child’s name and age, grade applying for, and your phone number. If you have educational testing reports for your child, please include those with your email.

Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school. Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of others in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, financial aid program, or other school administered programs.