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The Enrollment Process

Stratford Friends School educates K – 9th grade students who have language-based learning differences through a structured, multisensory program that celebrates students’ strengths, builds self-esteem and develops self-advocacy. Guided by Quaker principles, the school provides individualized attention and instruction in an intimate, caring environment. To schedule a tour, please fill out our form here.

The Enrollment Process


    Contact Patty Plousis, Director of Enrollment Management at 610-886-4337 or [email protected] to arrange a private tour to observe teachers and students at work, meet with the administration, and see if SFS is a right fit for your child’s learning style.

  2. FILL OUT AN APPLICATION Parents/guardians will submit an SFS application form, accompanied by a copy of the most recent report card, a photograph of the child, copies of any recent testing, and a check for the application fee of $75.

    We would love to get to know you. A shadow day will include time spent in classrooms and an opportunity to make friends and explore our unique academic programming.

    Students are selected for admission based on readiness for the academic program within the Stratford Friends School culture, as decided by the Admissions Committee. In making their decision, the committee will consider school records, testing, assessments, screenings, and observations. Stratford Friends School has rolling admissions and will notify parents/guardians as soon as possible.

    After receiving their child’s acceptance letter, parents/guardians must return the enrollment agreement and deposit to complete registration. Generous financial aid and payment plans for tuition are available. Tuition includes all activity fees, textbooks, and materials.

Stratford Friends School seeks students who have difficulty reaching their full potential in a traditional classroom. Students are selected for admission on the basis of readiness for the academic program within the Stratford Friends School culture. Testing is used as a tool to aid in assessing candidates. Stratford Friends School retains the right to decide, in its sole discretion, whether to admit or re-enroll a student. Generally, those decisions are based on multiple criteria: Student profile based on information provided during the admissions process; student interview; parent interview; and availability and fit within the appropriate class.