Admission FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • When can I visit NFS?

    You are welcome to make an appointment to visit NFS any time throughout the year.  Please contact Rebecca Niszczak, Director of Enrollment Management, to schedule your tour.

    Please also join us for our fall Open House or a First Friday tour.
  • When and how should I begin the application process?

    You should submit your application in the fall of the year before desired entrance.  Click here for detailed information about the application process.
  • What is the deadline for applying?

    Our application deadline is January 15.  Thereafter, applications may be submitted and acceptances will be made when space permits.

    Update: Although the January 15th application deadline has passed, applications continue to be accepted where space permits.  Some grades have a waiting pool, while others have available space.  We encourage you to contact us today to learn more.
  • What are the school hours?

    The regular school hours are 8:20 am to 3:15 pm.  Children may arrive as early as 7:45 am, and the school offers an extended-day program until 6 pm.
  • Do you have an extended-day program?

    Yes, we have two programs: one for Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade students and another for second through eighth grades. Both are available after school until 6 PM. Families are billed monthly at a rate of $12.00 an hour for participation in these programs.
  • Do you have after school programs?

    Yes, we have several sessions during the school year. Course offerings vary from session to session but have included such topics as chess, guitar, theater, robotics, and Chinese. These programs generally take place one afternoon a week and run for one hour.
  • Do you provide transportation for your students?

    Newtown Friends School does not offer transportation for its students. However, residents of Pennsylvania are entitled to receive busing from their local school districts as long as NFS is within 10 miles of the edge of their local district and the district provides busing to its own students. Busing is arranged by Newtown Friends School in conjunction with local school districts. Residents of New Jersey and Philadelphia should check with their individual school districts about any subsidies available for transportation.  Click here for more information about student transportation.
  • What type of testing do you require for admission?

    Applicants for pre-K through fifth grade are evaluated during their admission visit to the school. Generally, outside testing is not required; however, exceptions may be made if the Admissions Committee feels that outside testing is necessary to make a decision.
    Applicants to sixth through eighth grades may take the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test). This test is optional and not required for admission.  Information concerning registration for the test may be obtained by calling 609-683-4440 or visiting
  • Do you have scholarships?

    Newtown Friends School does not offer merit-based scholarship programs.  We do, however, offer a Flexible Tuition program. The Flexible Tuition application process is separate from the admissions process. Further information about the program can be found in the Affording NFS section of the website.
Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.