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.
enrollment and details
at a glance
Location: Louisville, KY
Student Teacher Ratio: on average 6:1
Average Class Size: 13
The Preschool Day is 9am – 12pm
The Junior Kindergarten Day is 9am – 2pm.
The Elementary/Middle School Day is 8am -3pm (extended care available)
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
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.
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 www.schoolchoiceky.org for further information.
tuition and payment
Tuition may be paid in full for a 2% discount. Tuition will be pro-rated due to late enrollment as of October 1. If payment is not made in full, a fee will be charged (amount depending on method of payment) for processing that payment.
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).
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.
Tuition COST DETAILS
See the complete rates list, learn more about the application process, or submit a tuition payment for your student below.