How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in The Friendship School!

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is January 1, 2017, until March 31, 2017.

Apply online today!
Application deadline is March 31, 2017

Please click here if you are in need of a paper application.

The Friendship School is a magnet school open to all pre-kindergarten and kindergarten aged children in Connecticut.  To apply students must be at least three or four years old on or before September 30, 2017.  Students who are five years old on or before January 1, 2018, will be eligible for kindergarten.

Admission to The Friendship School is by lottery and an application for each child that is applying must be completed.   During the application period we welcome you to complete an application for your child online and join us for a guided tour.  To attend a guided tour, please call Robin Campbell at 860.447.4049 ext. 7129.

Tour Dates:
February 3, 2017 - 11:00am
February 7, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 17, 2017 - 11:00am
February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
March 3, 2017 - 11:00am
March 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
March 17, 2017 - 11:00am 

March 31, 2017, will be the last day to complete and submit an application for your child.  Early in April the lottery will take place and notification to your child's enrollment status will be delivered to your mailing address.  For the families who receive unfortunate information that they were not selected through the lottery, we ask that you remain hopeful because seats do become available.  Once these additional seats become available the admissions office will accept another student from the applicant pool and will contact the parents.

Beginning in September of 2017, there may be a tuition charge to families of pre-kindergarten children from all communities. This charge is the result of a change in the laws that govern magnet schools. LEARN is now required by the State of Connecticut to charge families based on income and family size. A family's cost will not be more than $400.00 per month per child from September 1 to June 30.

Key Features:

  • Specializing in early childhood learning, nurturing the development of the whole child
  • Establishing early literacy skills such as listening, speaking and vocabulary building
  • Engaging students in thoughtfully designed, developmentally appropriate learning tasks
  • Providing an inclusive special education program

School Highlights:

  • Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten - 180 days/year
  • Full day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten
  • Fee based before and after school care (7:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Inclusive special education programs
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Connecticut certified teaching staff
  • Head Start services
  • School Based Health Center
  • Community Health Center of New London Brighter Smiles Dental Clinic
  • Active Friendship School Family Organization (FFO)

Southeastern Connecticut Magnet Schools are committed to serving military families and their children. The Friendship School has seats dedicated to highly mobile families who transfer to the region following the regular application period. If you are moving to the area or receive transfer orders to the Connecticut Submarine Base or the Coast Guard Academy and are interested in learning more about our school please call the school at 860-447-4049.