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.

We are still accepting applications for 2020-21 in some grades. Contact our Admission Office for more details.

Applying to PMFS

Contact our Director of Admission Joyce Colzani to learn about how PMFS is modifying the enrollment process in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. We continue to look forward to getting to know your child and your family individually. 

  1. 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.

  2. Submit an Application

    Click here to begin your online application, which you will submit with a $50 application fee. Applications are being considered now for 2021-22 (and on a limited basis for 2020-21). 

  3. Send in Teacher Recommendations

    Give the signed ADVIS Teacher Recommendation Form to your child’s current teacher, to complete and mail directly to PMFS. Applicants for grades 3 – 6 provide recommendations from 2 teachers.
    Pre-K & Kindergarten Recommendation Form
    Grades 1-6 Recommendation Form

  4. Forward Student Records

    Give the completed and signed Records Release Form to your child’s current school, for applicants for grades 1-6.

  5. 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 upload any evaluation or testing results with your online application or submit a hard copy to the Admission Office.

  6. Student Visit

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.

  • Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade applicants are invited to a Saturday Applicant Play Day, in December and January, from 10 am to 12 pm. Applicants in the Spring are invited for a half-day classroom visit.
  • 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.

Dates for 2021-22 School Year Applications

Pre-K &
Kindergarten

Application Completion

Saturday Play Day or Screening

Notification of Admission

Priority Application
(sibling, faculty, Quaker, alum)
November 11 December 5 December 18
Early Application
invited to December  screening/play day as space allows
November 23 December 5 December 18
General Application January 6 January 16 February 1

Tuition Assistance

Applications are considered independently of tuition assistance requests, and families are strongly encouraged to complete their tuition assistance applications concurrent with the admission application. Go to Tuition & Tuition Assistance for more information and to apply.

Notification & 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 tuition assistance awards, are sent to newly admitted families in February. By common agreement among most area independent schools, families have until March 1 to accept or decline admission. To enroll your child, you must sign the enrollment contract electronically and submit 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.