Admission is on a rolling basis, provided space is available, with preference given to siblings of current students and alumni children, should all other factors be equal.
Applying to PMFS
Complete an Inquiry Form
Click here to complete an inquiry form, to receive a packet of information as well as a phone call from our Director of Admission Joyce Colzani.
Come for a School Tour and Participate in a Parent Interview
Take a personal tour of the school with observation time of classes in session, followed by an opportunity to ask questions about our program and discuss your educational goals for your child.
Get to Know PMFS
Attend a school-day Open House, an Interactive Open House, a Parent Information Evening, or a community event. Topics at Open Houses have included Fifth Grade Teacher Leann and Early Childhood Teacher Courtney presenting on how they weave the social-emotional component into different facets of the curriculum, Fourth Grade Teacher Will explaining how research weaves and builds through our program, and Music Teacher John B showing what skills students need for conducting their peers.
Submit an Application
Submit a signed application (click here to download), by email to email@example.com or by mail, with a non-refundable $50 application fee to begin the admission process. Applications received by November 20, 2018 will be considered for the first Visit Day and first round of acceptances; applications received by December 14, 2018 may be invited to the second Visit Day. After these dates, applications will be considered as space allows.
Send in Teacher Recommendations
Give the signed ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form to your child’s current teacher, to complete and mail directly to PMFS:
Early Childhood & Kindergarten Recommendaation Form
Grades First – Sixth Recommendation Form
Forward Student Records
Give the completed and signed Records Release Form to your child’s current school, for applicants to First to Sixth Grades.
Provide Evaluation Results
If your child has had a speech-language, occupational or physical therapy, or psychological or psychoeducational evaluation performed, or has taken the WISC-IV or WPPSHI-III, please forward a copy of any evaluation or testing results to the Admission Office.
A visit offers the opportunity for the student and teachers to get to know one another. All applicants visit the school; the length of time varies by grade. Observations and a brief screening for age-appropriate skills are conducted during the visit.
- Early Childhood, Kindergarten, and First Grade applicants are invited to a Saturday Applicant Visit Day from 10 am to 12 pm. (For 2019-20 admission, Visit Days are December 1, 2018 & January 12, 2019). When space allows or for age considerations, applicants may be invited for a half-day classroom visit in the Spring instead.
- Second through Sixth Grade applicants visit in their current grade for one to two consecutive days. Students have an opportunity to meet the teacher of the grade to which they are applying.
- Financial Aid
Applications are considered independently of financial aid requests. PMFS uses the online School and Student Services (SSS), to help determine financial aid awards. FA applications are due by January 7, 2019, after which applications will be considered only if funds are available. Go to Tuition & Financial Aid section for more info or apply to SSS here.
Notification and Enrollment
The Admission Committee will use all information above in making their decision. Families will be notified as soon as possible once an Admissions decision has been made. When a student is accepted, families receive a letter of acceptance.
Contracts, with financial aid awards, are sent to newly admitted families in February. By common agreement among most area independent schools, families have until March 1, 2019 to accept or decline admission. To enroll your child, you must return the signed enrollment contract, with a $200 Registration Fee and a $750 non-refundable Enrollment Deposit (which is credited towards tuition).
PMFS continues to accept applications past March 1 providing space is available.
Welcome & Orientation
PMFS hosts a variety of events for new families in May and June, including an orientation meeting and a new parent and PMFS mentor meet-up.