Admissions

Friends School of Portland warmly welcomes students who will benefit from our programs and instructional philosophy, and who will contribute positively to the life of the school community.

FSP is most suitable for the student who is friendly, curious, self-reliant, and willing to collaborate as a creative learner in community with others. This child persists when the climb seems uphill and is comfortable with stillness when thoughtful reflection is needed. The successful FSP student works hard, has fun, practices leadership, and enters high school confident and well-prepared. We seek families who support our Quaker values and our educational goals. We are committed to building and maintaining a community that is diverse and inclusive with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, creed, family structure, and economic background, knowing that such diversity enriches all of us.

Information about our school, such as descriptions of our programs, the Community Handbook, and FAQs, is available by clicking on Why Choose FSP? You may also click through to specific class descriptions at the following links:

Preschool | Kindergarten | Grades 1-2 | Grades 3-4 | Grades 5-6 | Grades 7-8

Where do our graduates go? What do our graduates say?

Would you like to receive more information? Please click here to fill out our online inquiry form, or call Jen McNally, Admissions Director, at (207) 781-6321.

For Admissions Events Calendar click here.

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Application Instructions

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.

If you would like to be placed on our interest list for the 2018-19 school year, please click here.

You may download application forms below, fill them out and return them by mail or email.  References may be sent with the application or separately. Application materials can be mailed to 11 U.S. Route One, Cumberland Foreside, ME  04110, or faxed to (207) 512-5980.

Once an application is complete, it will be reviewed by our Admissions Committee. At that time, the Committee will decide whether to invite the applicant for a classroom visit, which is the next step in the application process.

For more detailed information on our admissions process, please see our Admission FAQs.


Application Forms

For preschool and Kindergarten application forms, click here.
Please note: Preschool and Kindergarten applicants who have attended another preschool must submit the included Preschool Teacher Reference.

For Grades 1-2 application forms, click here.

For Grades 3-8 application forms, click here.

 

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Click here for more information.