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Admissions Procedures

1. Parent Tour/Meeting

One of the best ways to determine whether Far Brook School is the right place for your family is to come for a visit. Each year, we hold an Open House in October and May and also offer private tours at your convenience. Please click here to Register for an Admissions Event.

Part of the admission process is for parents/guardians to have a meeting with  a member of the Admissions Team. This can be concurrent with a private tour.

2. Submit an Application

Click here or use the TADS button or the SAO button below to fill out and submit your application.  Applications submitted through TADS before November 9, 2018 will have the application fee waived. (Application fee discounts are available for families who qualify. To request a fee discount, contact the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.)

Please note, Far Brook's birthdate cutoff is September 1 of the year that the child would be attending. By that date, applicants for full- or half-day Nursery (3s) must be 3; applicants for full- or half-day Nursery (4s) must be 4; and Kindergarten applicants must be 5. Nursery students should be toilet trained by the start of the school year.


Nursery - Grades 7: December 15, 2018
Financial Aid Application Deadlines (through TADS): January 31, 2019

Depending on availability, applications will be considered on a rolling basis after the deadlines have passed. Please contact the Admissions Office to inquire about a particular grade.

Click here to apply at http://www.tads.com

To use the Standard Application Online (SAO):

3. Submit Teacher Recommendation and School Records

Teacher recommendations are required for all grades. Recommendations must be filled out by the applicant’s current teacher(s) and sent by the teachers directly to Far Brook. One teacher recommendation is required for applicants to Grades N3 - 1, and two teacher recommendations are required for applicants to Grades 2 - 7.

Applicants to Grades 2 - 7 must also submit a transcript from their current school. The Release of Records form, found with the application forms on TADS, should be given to the current school requesting that school records be sent directly to Far Brook.

4. Applicant Visit

Once an application is received, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a visit.

Applicants for Nursery 3s through Grade 1 will be invited to attend a scheduled Playgroup with other applicants. Playgroups typically take place on Saturdays in January and February.

Applicants for Grades 2 through 7 will be invited to spend either a full or partial day at Far Brook with the class they would be joining. 

5. Admissions Testing/Screening

Once an application has been submitted, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule the required screening or testing appointments:

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 applicants meet individually with a Far Brook learning consultant for a developmental screening, in addition to evaluation during Playgroups/visits.
  • Applicants for Grades 2 through 7 are tested individually by a Far Brook learning consultant. 
  • Applicants for Grades 5, 6, and 7 may additionally submit results from the SSAT or CTP IV, if taken within the last year.

6. Notification

Families who have submitted applications by the deadline will be notified of admissions status in early March. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Far Brook School adheres to a policy of admitting students of any gender, race, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin, and entitles them to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and assistance programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Deadline to Submit
2019-20 Application:
December 15, 2018.

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