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Admissions

Application Process

Ready to find your place at Tandem Friends School? TFS is where students in grades 5-12:
 
  • Become active partners in their education 
  • Develop critical creative and intellectual skills
  • Explore their unique potential in the creative arts, athletics, and student leadership 
  • Enjoy an intentional balance between learning and living
  • Improve our community through service learning and social justice initiatives 
Our Admissions Team is happy to introduce you to the benefits of a Friends education and to welcome you for a visit to our lovely and lively campus. If you have questions about the application process, contact Admissions Director Mary Lyman Bias at (434) 951-9314.
Under current COVID-19 conditions, some admissions activities may occur online. This means the application process outlined below may be slightly adjusted.
Tandem Friends School Application Process
  1. Attend an Admissions Information Session or schedule a Parent Tour.
  2. Complete the Online Application (paper form available if required) with $50 application fee.
  3. Use the Checklist in the Admissions Portal to keep track of to-dos and ensure all paperwork has been correctly submitted. Paperwork will include transcripts and recommendation forms.
  4. Schedule a Student Visit:
    1. Prospective students will spend a day in classes with current students.
    2. Prospective students will complete admissions assessments for reading, writing and math. 
    3. Parent Interview (can be scheduled separately if necessary).
The Admissions Team reviews applications when all steps are completed. Additional materials may be requested. 

We look forward to helping your child grow in Tandem. 

Application Timeline (2022-2023 Cycle) 
 
September 1st
Online Admissions and Financial Aid applications available

December 15th 
Priority deadline for both Admissions and Financial Aid applications - applications reviewed and families notified between January 15th - February 15th regarding both Admission and Financial Aid decisions

January 15th
Regular deadline for both Admissions and Financial Aid applications - applications reviewed and families notified between February 15th - March 15th regarding both Admission and Financial Aid decisions

After March 15th
Rolling admissions for both Admissions and Financial Aid applications - families notified as spaces become available regarding both Admission and Financial Aid
Contact the Admissions Director to learn more about how you can become part of the Tandem Friends community.

Mary Lyman-Bias
Admissions Director
mlymanbias@tandemfs.org
(434) 951-9314