Online Application

We encourage all families who are interested in attending UFS to apply, attend our school events, book a private tour by contacting Director of Admission Sarai Nieves at or (215) 538-9655 ext. 228, and/or attend one of our admission open houses.

To apply to United Friends School, there is a $45 non-refundable, one-time application fee per applicant. Once we receive your application and paperwork, your child or children will be invited to come to UFS to spend the day in a classroom. Applicants are evaluated during their visit to the school. Generally, outside testing is not required, however, exceptions to this may be made when the Admission Committee feels that additional outside testing is necessary to make a decision. Parent interviews are required for middle school applicants. After the school visit, the Admission Committee reviews your paperwork and teacher’s recommendations, and an admissions decision is made within a week.

A complete application includes the following:
  1. Application
  2. Teacher recommendation letter
  3. Copies of recent report cards
  4. IEP if applicable
  5. Graded writing sample (middle school only)
  6. Parent interview (middle school only)
*Applicants may be temporarily wait-listed pending available space or deferred for possible enrollment in a subsequent year if determined they are not yet ready to enter the school.
*The Admission Office will inform parents in cases where they believe UFS is not the best school choice for their child.

Admission Timeline

Applications for admission received by February 20 will be given priority in processing. Families are encouraged to meet the February 20 deadline to ensure that United Friends School has space to admit their child.

Applications submitted after February 20 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Rolling admissions decisions will be delivered within 2 weeks after the application has been completed.

Flexible Tuition decisions are made in conjunction with our admissions calendar; less financial assistance may be available for an applicant whose materials are received after February 20. Flexible Tuition applicants who submit all of the financial information by February 20 will receive their tuition plan by March 31.

Tuition deposits are due two weeks after acceptance.

Inquiry Form
To have a UFS representative contact you directly, click here to fill out an inquiry form.