How to Apply

Admission to The Friendship School for the 2022-2023 School Year

Thank you for your interest in The Friendship School!  TFS is a leading magnet school open to all pre-kindergarten and kindergarten aged children who reside in any Connecticut community.

The on-time application period for The Friendship School is now closed.


Late applications for the 2022-2023 school year are accepted until September 30, 2022.  Click here to submit a late application.

To apply for the 2022-2023 school year, students must be three or four years old on or before September 30, 2022.  Students who are five years old on or before January 1, 2023, will be eligible for kindergarten.

There is an application process and lottery system for acceptance into TFS.  All students applying must submit an application.  Students are accepted using an online lottery system.

Beginning in September of 2017, there is a tuition charge to families of pre-kindergarten children from all communities. This charge is the result of a change in the laws that govern magnet schools. LEARN is now required by the State of Connecticut to charge families based on income and family size. A family's cost will not be more than $405.30 per month per child from September 1 to June 30.

Southeastern Connecticut Magnet Schools are committed to serving military families and their children. TFS is dedicated to help highly mobile families who transfer to the region following the regular application period.  If you are moving to the area or receive transfer orders to the Connecticut Submarine Base or the Coast Guard Academy and are interested in learning more about our school, please call the school at 860-447-4049.

Key Features:

  • Specializing in early childhood learning, nurturing the development of the whole child
  • Establishing early literacy skills such as listening, speaking and vocabulary building
  • Engaging students in thoughtfully designed, developmentally appropriate learning tasks
  • Providing an inclusive special education program

School Highlights:

  • Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten - 180 days/year
  • Full day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten
  • Fee based before and after school care (7:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Inclusive special education programs
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Connecticut certified teaching staff
  • Head Start services
  • School Based Health Center
  • Community Health Center of New London Brighter Smiles Dental Clinic
  • Active Friendship School Family Organization (FFO)
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