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
Attend an Admissions Information Session or schedule a Parent Tour.
Complete the Online Application (paper form available if required) with $50 application fee.
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.
Schedule a Student Visit:
Prospective students will spend a day in classes with current students.
Prospective students will complete admissions assessments for reading, writing and math.
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