Admissions

Sign up for our Family Information and Listening sessions!

We are hosting more information and listening sessions for families! We want to hear your questions and concerns, and provide you with as much information as possible about LFS. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we can't wait to see you there!

You can sign up here for the listening session on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00pm.

You can sign up here for the listening session on Monday, June 6th at 7:00pm.

You can sign up here for the listening session on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00pm.

If you are unable to make any of these sessions, please send an email to admissions@lancasterfriends.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year

Your application to Lancaster Friends School will be received with excitement. Our Admissions representatives will review each application with care, considering the needs of your student and our ability to foster their learning.

If you need a paper copy of the application or a translation into any language, please contact us and we can accommodate you.

If you have questions about the status of your application or require information about financial aid, please email admissions@lancasterfriends.org for updates.

After you have applied, please note that there some forms to complete.

All forms can be found on the Families page, including teacher reference forms and medical release of information forms. It will be helpful to have these forms ASAP. Thank you!

Financial aid application process

Full tuition is established at $14,650 for all grades for the 2022-23 school year. We are committed to meeting the financial needs of our families. LFS is using School & Student Services (SSS) to determine financial aid eligibility. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch and are part of a marginalized community, you do not need to apply through SSS, simply denote this on your application. There is a $55 fee to apply using SSS, which may be waived according to their determinations of financial need.

Assistance is available through SSS by calling (800)344-8328 or emailing sss@communitybrands.com.

The school code for LFS is 200235. You will have the opportunity to search by location for the school or enter the code.

You can apply for financial aid using SSS by clicking here, or using the button below.

Assistance is available through SSS by calling (800)344-8328 or emailing sss@communitybrands.com.

Equity Scholarship

A central part of the mission of LFS is to increase equity. To support this tenet, we have constructed the Equity Scholarship. To apply to this fund, students must meet both of the following criteria:

  1. Meet the federal income requirements for free or reduced lunch

  2. Be part of a socially marginalized group

If you have submitted an application to LFS, please contact admissions@lancasterfriends.org for more information about completing an equity scholarship application.

Priority deadline for application to the Equity Scholarship is February 15th. Applications will be accepted after this date and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with consideration to available funds.

Financial resources for Quaker families

The National Friends Education Fund provides support to Quaker children in Friends Schools. Members of all Yearly or Monthly Meetings qualify if:

  • At least one parent or legal guardian of the student has been a member of the Religious Society of Friends for at least 1 year prior to the start of the supported school year.

  • After applying to the Friends School, the school determines that the family meets need-based criteria as adjusted by FEF/PYM standards.

Learn more about the NFEF by clicking on this link (opens in a new tab).