Application Process

Plymouth Meeting Friends School accepts applications throughout the year. To apply for admission, please complete an application by January 5. Applications received after the January deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with PMFS considering applicants as space permits. We are still accepting applications in select grades for 2023-2024 and for all grades for 2024-2025 . 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

Mike Agosto, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
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.
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Additional Admission Info

List of 5 items.

  • Current/Mid-Year Admission

    PMFS is accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2023-2024, in classes where there is availability. Contact the Admission Office to determine if there is currently space in a particular class.
  • Application Deadlines for 2024-2025

    Applications are now being considered for 2023-2024. Pre-K and Kindergarten are the main points of entry at PMFS.

    Pre-K and Kindergarten 
    • November 13: Priority application (Siblings, Faculty, Quaker, Alums)
    • December 4: Early Application (Invited to December Play Day as space allows): 
    • January 5: General Application
    • Applications received after January 5 will be considered on a rolling basis until the class is full.
    1st - 6th Grade
    Families are encouraged to apply in the fall, for December or January applicant visit days to PMFS (1-2 days), in classes where there is space.
  • Dates for 2024-2025 School Year Entrance

    Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade
    Saturday Morning
    Play Day
    Notification of Admission
    Priority Applications
    Siblings, Faculty, Quaker, Alums, and all PreK-1st 
    Nov 13Nov 18Dec 14
    General ApplicationJan 5*Jan 20Feb 1

    * Applications received after January 5 will be considered on a rolling basis, as space allows.

    Second Grade - Sixth Grade
    Individual Visit DayNotification of Admission
    Priority Applications
    Siblings, Faculty, Quaker, Alums
    Nov 13Scheduled between December & JanuaryDec 14
    Early ApplicationDec 4Scheduled between December & JanuaryDecember or January
    General ApplicationJan 5*Scheduled as neededFeb 1

    * Applications received after January 5 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 on acceptance. 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.

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