We encourage all families who are interested in attending UFS to apply, attend one of our virtual open house events or book a private tour by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 538-9655
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 attend one virtual class.
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 all applicants. After the school visit, the Admission Committee reviews your paperwork and teacher’s recommendations, and an admissions decision is made.
A complete application includes the following
- Teacher recommendation letter
- Copies of recent report cards
- IEP if applicable
- Graded writing sample (middle school only)
- Parent interview
Applications for admission received by February 5 will be given priority in processing. Families are encouraged to meet the February 5 deadline to ensure that United Friends School has space to admit their child.
December 1st -Prospective families apply. Applications for Financial Aid are submitted with new applications.
Applications submitted after February 5 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 5. Flexible Tuition applicants who submit all of the financial information by February 5 will receive their tuition plan by March 31.
Tuition deposits are due two weeks after acceptance.
- January 1st. – Re-enrollment contracts are released to UFS families. Families need to re-apply for Financial Aid each year and should complete Financial Aid Forms on TADS
- February 1st. – Financial Aid Submission Deadline and Re-enrollment Deadline
- May 1st – Contracts are finalized and binding.
What to expect after you have been accepted
Families will be informed via email of a students’ acceptance and any flexible tuition awarded. An email from our tuition management service – TADS will be sent with additional enrollment instructions. Once the enrollment process is complete, the admissions office will request permanent records from a student’s previous school.
Buddy Family Program
Students will be placed on a class list and assigned a buddy family. Our buddy family program pairs a new family with a current UFS family. Creating connections with a buddy family helps new families begin the journey of becoming members of the UFS community and developing lasting friendships.
Start of the School Year
Newly enrolled families will receive information in the mail regarding the start of school, medical requirements, information on signing up for our pizza lunch and transportation from the front office. Your child’s teacher will contact families over the summer to introduce themselves and provide a classroom supplies list.
United Friends School requires that all students be vaccinated in compliance with the Pennsylvania department of health’s regulations. A child may obtain medical, religious or philosophical exemption from meeting the immunization requirements by presenting a written letter. A medical exemption needs to be signed by a medical physician, a moral/ethical/religious exemption can be written and signed by the parent or guardian. You may contact the admissions office at any time with questions.