How to Apply

Admission to The Friendship School for the 2021-2022 School Year

Thank you for your interest in The Friendship School!
TFS is a leading magnet school open to all pre-kindergarten and kindergarten aged children who reside in any Connecticut community.

TFS will be accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year from January 1 through March 31, 2021.

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To apply for the 2021-2022 school year, students must be three or four years old on or before September 30, 2021.  Students who are five years old on or before January 1, 2022, will be eligible for kindergarten.

There is an application process and lottery system for acceptance into TFS.  All students applying must submit an application.  Students are accepted using an online lottery system.

Beginning in September of 2017, there is 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)
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