Admissions

Welcome from the Director of the Family Center 

Dear Families,

Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn about the Family Center at Brooklyn Friends. As of September 2011, the Family Center program is housed in a separate, stand-alone facility at 189A Schermerhorn Street, between Hoyt and Smith Streets.

All Family Center children need to be two years old by September 30 to enroll in the program, which runs for one school year, from September to June.

  • Please note that the Family Center at Brooklyn Friends is not an automatic entry point for the BFS Preschool division at 375 Pearl Street. Children attending the Family Center need to complete the application process for the BFS Preschool 3s program and other Preschool 3s programs for the 2019-2020 school year. 
If interested in the Family Center for the 2019-2020 school year, please email me at  ssoll@brooklynfriends.org to discuss availability.

Admissions Information for the 202-2021 school year will be updated in July 2019

The admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year for the Family Center begins with the student's family submitting a completed application, along with the required $90 application fee. You should also schedule an admissions tour to see our program. 

Admissions dates, information, and updated applications will be available in July. 

We will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, for the 2019-2020 school year. Complete your application as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2018. Please note that because the volume of applications may exceed the number of openings in certain classes, we may need to stop processing applications prior to the deadline. You will be contacted to let you know the status of your application.



In Friendship,
Sara Soll

Director of Family Center



Family Center Application for the 2019-2020 School Year

Admissions Checklist

 

STEP 1:  Complete application and parent supplement (above). 

Children in the Family Center program must be 2 years old by September 30.
We will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 for the 2019-2020 school year. Complete your application as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2018. Please note that because the volume of applications may exceed the number of openings in certain classes, we may need to stop processing applications prior to the deadline. You will be contacted to let you know the status of your application.


 STEP 2:  Mail
Family Center at Brooklyn Friends
Attention: Sara Soll
189A Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

STEP 3:  Interview
We will contact you to arrange a play visit for you and your child after we receive your application, parent supplement, copy of birth certificate/passport and application fee.

STEP 4Schedule Tour 
All tours begin at 9:15 am at 189A Schermerhorn Street.
Registration for a tour is required. Please send an e-mail message with the complete name(s) of all individual(s) attending, including phone number (s). Give a first and second choice of dates from the following list, and send your e-mail to Sara Soll, the Director of the Family Center. We will reply by e-mail with a confirmation date.