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 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 $14,950 for Kindergarten and $15,695 for 1st-8th grade for the 2024-25 school year. We are committed to meeting the financial needs of all of our families to the best of our ability. LFS is using Simple Tuition Solutions (STS) to determine financial aid eligibility. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch and are part of a marginalized community, you may not need to apply through STS, contact us to determine what is required. There is a $25 fee to apply using STS. If the fee is a barrier for you, you may contact us to request it be waived. 

Assistance is available through email STS at or call at 717.599.7611 option 1.

The school code for LFS is 26628. 

You can apply for financial aid using STS by clicking here, or using the button below. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL FAMILIES THAT QUALIFY. Additional scholarships that are also available are listed below.

Click here for step by step instructions.

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:

If you have submitted an application to LFS, please contact 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:

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

Admissions Schedule

October - December: Open houses & tours, interviews, and shadow days for students

January 31 - Admissions & Financial Aid Application Deadline

February 15 - Enrollment and aid decisions provided to families

March 15 - signed contracts & deposits due (first payments May)

This schedule is provided so families can have a clearer understanding of the admissions process and in the interest of transparency.