Application Process

Plymouth Meeting Friends School accepts applications throughout the year. To apply for admission, please complete an application by January 7. Applications received after the January deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with PMFS considering applicants as space permits. We are accepting applications for 2022-2023 in select grades and for 2023-2024. Contact our Admission Office for details on openings.
The PMFS Admission Committee gives preference to siblings of current students, alumni children, faculty children, and Quakers should all other factors be equal. In accordance with our Commitment to Equity, Justice and Belonging, we aspire to be “an increasingly diverse, inclusive and nurturing community where everyone feels and creates a sense of belonging.”  

Contact Our Admission Office

Joyce Colzani, Director of Admission
610.828.2288 x226  |

Application Checklist

Once you submit an application, you will have access to the checklist of items to complete in the portal. We look forward to getting to know your child and your family.

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1: Come for a School Tour

    Take a personal tour of the school and have an opportunity to ask questions about the program.
  • Step 2: Participate in a Parent Interview

    Schedule at 30-minute chat with our Director of Admission so PMFS can learn more about your child and your hopes for their education.
  • Step 3: Request Teacher Recommendations

    Request a confidential recommendation from your child's current teacher. Applicants for grades 3 – 6 provide recommendations from 2 teachers.
  • Step 4: Forward Student Records

    Give a signed Records Release Form to your child’s current school (for applicants to grades 1-6).
  • Step 5: Provide Other Documents

    If other documentation will support the School's understanding of your child and their social and academic strengths and needs, you may be asked to provide that information.
  • Step 6: Student Visit and Screening

    Applicants may be invited to a Saturday morning Play Day, for a classroom visit, or to spend time with a PMFS faculty member. Conversation, observation, and a brief screening for age-appropriate skills take place during these events.
    Read More

Additional Admission Info

List of 4 items.

  • Admission Deadlines for 2022-2023

    Applications are now being considered on a rolling basis for 2022-2023 admission. Families will receive notification of admission within 2 weeks of completion of all elements of the application process.
  • Dates for 2022-23 School Year Entrance

    Pre-K & Kindergarten
    Priority Application (sibling, faculty, Quaker, alum)
    • Application Complete: November 10
    • Saturday Play Day or Screening: December 4
    • Notification of Admission: December 17
    Early Application (invited to December screening/play day as space allows)
    • Application Completion: November 22
    • Saturday Play Day or Screening: December 4
    • Notification of Admission: December 17
    General Application
    • Application Completion: January 7*
    • Saturday Play Day or Screening: January 22
    • Notification of Admission: February 1

    * Applications received after January 7 will be considered on a rolling basis, as space allows.
  • Tuition Assistance

    Applications are considered independently of tuition assistance requests, and families are strongly encouraged to complete their tuition assistance applications concurrent with the admission application. Go to Tuition & Tuition Assistance for more information and to apply.
  • Notification & Enrollment

    The Admission Committee will use all information provided in making their decision. Families will be notified as soon as possible once an Admissions decision has been made. When a student is accepted, families receive a letter of acceptance. 

    Contracts, with tuition assistance awards, are sent to newly admitted families by February 1. By common agreement among most area independent schools, families have until March 1 to accept or decline admission. Families sign the enrollment contract electronically, with a $750 non-refundable Enrollment Deposit (which is credited towards tuition).

    PMFS continues to accept applications past March 1 providing space is available.

Learn More or Visit

Get in touch with our Admission Office.
© PMFS 2021