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Admissions

Admissions

Tomorrow's Leaders Grow in Tandem

Tandem Friends School is where curious, creative students in grades 5-12 become independent, engaged, and imaginative learners and leaders.

It’s a place where students are given the agency to explore their passions, make their own choices, and find meaning in their pursuit of knowledge and their contributions to the world.  

It’s a compassionate, inclusive community, rooted in Quaker values and distinguished by a progressive, purposed-based education

Here, on our 31-acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia, teachers and students collaborate in the learning process; academic excellence is knowledge-oriented, not achievement-oriented; and every student is encouraged to embrace their inner light of wisdom.   

When you join the Tandem Friends School family, you forge a genuine lifelong connection. The Tandem Admissions Team is excited to help you start your story. 

TFS has a long and outstanding tradition of commitment to the creative arts, experiential education, service-learning, and social justice. 

We believe that when young people are given the freedom, and the responsibility, to take an active role in their education and community, they can become their boldest selves - and they can change the world. 


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Tandem Friends does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or age in the administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship or loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.
Application Timeline (2024-2025 Cycle) 
Applications are considered complete when ALL of the items on the application checklist have been completed. Questions? Contact the Admissions Office at mlymanbias@tandemfs.org.

September 1st
Online Admissions and Financial Aid Applications available

December 15th 
Priority Deadline for both Admissions and Financial Aid Applications
Completed Admissions applications and completed the Financial Aid applications (if applying for tuition reduction/aid) are reviewed. 
Families are notified regarding both Admissions and Tuition Reduction/Aid decisions usually between January 15th - February 15th.

January 15th
Regular Deadline for both Admissions and Financial Aid Applications
Completed Admissions applications and completed Financial Aid applications (if applying for tuition reduction/aid) are reviewed. 
Families are notified regarding both Admissions and Tuition Reduction/Aid decisions usually between February 15th - March 15th.

From January 16th On...
Rolling Admissions

Once families complete the Admissions application process and complete the Financial Aid application process (if applying for tuition reduction/aid), a student is potentially eligible for enrollment.
Families may be notified of both Admissions and Tuition Reduction/Aid decisions as enrollment spaces become available.

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