Online Application

We encourage all families who are interested in attending UFS to apply, attend our school events, book a Private Tour by contacting Admission Director Marie Knapp at mknapp@unitedfriendsschool.org 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 13 will be given priority in processing.

Applications submitted after February 13 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, space permitting. Families are encouraged to meet our February deadline or run the risk of United Friends School not having space to admit their child. Financial aid offers are made in conjunction with our admissions calendar, so there is substantially less financial assistance available for an applicant whose materials are received after our deadline.

Admissions decisions will be delivered in February.

After March 1, rolling admissions decisions will be delivered to families who completed their application process after February 13. Enrollment and tuition deposit deadlines for these rolling admissions will be determined at the time of acceptance.

Flexible Tuition applicants will be delivered their plan by March 31, if possible.

Deposits are due two weeks after admission acceptance.

Following acceptance, a deposit is needed to hold a student’s enrollment space. UFS cannot hold a spot for families who have not submitted their enrollment deposit.

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