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.

Not ready to apply yet? Please complete this short inquiry form to start a conversation with Friends Academy. We’ll get in touch with you to learn more about your child and answer your questions.

Application Checklist

1. Submit an online application through Ravenna

Create a Ravenna account and add your child as a student. Then search for Friends Academy (listed in the School Directory under “Providence Area”) and click Apply.

  • If you are applying for Fall 2021 admission, please make sure to select that you are interested in the 2021-22 school year.
  • Students who are applying to Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.
  • Students who are applying to Early Childhood must be 3 years old by September 1.

Through your Ravenna account, please designate a teacher/child care provider to complete a Teacher Evaluation form. When you add your child’s current teacher’s name and email address, the teacher will receive a link to a secure Teacher Evaluation form. Friends will automatically receive the evaluation once the teacher fills out the form.

2. 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.

3. Schedule a visit

Due to safety concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting in-person visits to those who have submitted an application and have had a preliminary admission discussion.

To schedule a visit, please email Director of Enrollment Peter Bidstrup.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get to know us and see what’s happening around school.

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.


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

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.

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