and aid opportunities



Registration fee ($200 per preschool student, $300 per elementary / middle school student) is non-refundable, due on or before January 31, or at time of registration, and is separate from and not applied to tuition.  If you are not regularly scheduled for Before Care, the Drop-In Rate PER DAY is $25. Please see the office for Drop-In rates for Preschool Aftercare. They range from $25-$50 per day. If your child is not regularly scheduled for School Age After Care, the Drop-In Rate PER DAY is $25. After School Clubs are offered regularly and some require additional fees.

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enrollment and details

at a glance

Founded: 1980

Location: Louisville, KY

Enrollment: 156

Student Teacher Ratio:  on average 6:1

Average Class Size: 13



School Hours

The Preschool Day is 9am – 12pm

The Junior Kindergarten Day is 9am – 2pm.

The Elementary/Middle School Day is 8am -3pm (extended care available)

Extended Care available for all ages 7am - 5:30pm

Office Hours 7am - 5:30pm

Summer Camp Hours 8:30 - 1:30

Summer Office Hours 8am - 2pm



National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Certified Non-Public School in Kentucky

Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) – Provisional Member

Financial Aid

financial aid


With a commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive community, Friends School strives to make an independent school education affordable for students of varying financial recourses. There are no income limitations for financial aid consideration, but instead, a number of factors are evaluated.

Tuition assistance is available for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It is strictly need-based; families receiving assistance must reapply annually. The process of seeking and receiving assistance is separate from the admissions process.


scholarship Opportunities


Friends School Scholarship

Friends School offers a scholarship which is income based. The application is reviewed by an independent third party.  The application is evaluated using a mathematic ratio which determines who receives the award and in what amount. The process of seeking and receiving the scholarship is separate from the admissions process and families must apply annually to be considered.  For more information, please contact Melanie Willis in the Business Office at 502.899.1822


School Choice Scholarship Program

School Choice was established in 1998 by community leaders to provide access for children from low-income backgrounds to quality education. The founding members believed that all children should have the same opportunities for academic success.

School Choice has awarded more than 4,500 scholarships to Louisville’s children to attend more than 60 private and parochial schools throughout the community. School Choice Scholarships are available to students in kindergarten through 8th grade who meet certain income requirements.  School Choice scholars consistently show enormous advancement in academic performance, and their families report much improved behavior and enthusiasm for learning.

If you think that your family may qualify for financial assistance, please visit the School Choice Website at for further information.

Tuition and Payment

tuition and payment


Tuition Payment

Tuition may be paid in full for a 2% discount. Alternatively, tuition may be paid on or before the 10th of each month. Tuition will be pro-rated due to late enrollment as of October 1.


Installment Payment Plan

Friends School allows for families to set up a payment plan. Tuition may be paid by automatic withdrawal on the 10th of each month, June – May (12 months). A fee will be charged (amount depending on method of payment) for processing the monthly payment.


contact the financial office

Let us assist you with the financial aid process. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Willis in the Business Office at 502.899.1822.




See the complete rates list, learn more about the application process, or submit a tuition payment for your student below.