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 2020-2021 school year. 
The admissions process for the 2020-2021 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. 

We will begin processing applications on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, for the 2020-2021 school year. Complete your application as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2019. Please note that because the volume of applications may greatly exceed the number of openings in certain classes, we may stop processing applications prior to the deadline. You will be contacted to let you know the status of your application.

If your family is eligible for legacy status, follow the same dates and deadlines. You also have the option of choosing Early Notification. The expectation for families who choose Early Notification is that if the child is accepted, the child will attend the Family Center at Brooklyn Friends.

In Friendship,
Sara Soll
Director of Family Center


Family Center Application for the 2020-2021 School Year Admissions Checklist

STEP 1: Download, print and complete application and parent supplement. 

We will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for the 2020-2021 school year. Children in the Family Center program must be 2 years old by September 30.
Complete your application as soon as possible but no later than September 30, 2019. 

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.
It is necessary to submit an application prior to visiting the Family Center as the fall tours will take place after the submission deadline, which is September 30.  

 STEP 2:  Mail or drop off the following 3 required parts of the application
  • application form
  • Copy of your child's birth certificate/passport
  • Check for $90 
Family Center at Brooklyn Friends
Attention: Sara Soll
189A Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201



STEP 3Schedule Tour 
All tours begin at 9:15 am at 189A Schermerhorn Street. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and is not appropriate for children to attend.
Registration for a tour is required. Please e-mail Sara Soll, ssoll@brooklynfriends.org with

  • The complete name(s) of all individual(s) attending 
  • Include a phone number(s) for contact information 
  • Give a first and second choice of dates

We will reply by e-mail with a confirmation date.

STEP 4:  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.