Learn more about the admission process for Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade at our private day school in Cambridge, Massachusetts!

Admission to Cambridge Friends School

We offer a unique combination of challenging academics, a family-like community, and a school-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion. At CFS, each student develops the tools they need to reach their full potential as scholars and as members of society. 

Every year, around 30-40 students are admitted to CFS and we're always looking forward to new students enrolling! Our Admission Office is here to help you easily apply, whether your child will be entering as a Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary, or Middle School student. 

A great way to start is by filling out our inquiry form so that we can get to know your family and keep you informed of upcoming events. We're excited to hear from you! 

Application Process

Our admission process is simple, consisting of a parent and student visit and completion of an application.  Our application timeline is available here for your reference. Our application deadline is always in mid January for first round admissions, and we consider applications on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer.

Financial Information

There is a $50 application fee per child. The tuition cost of Cambridge Friends School ranges by grade and can be found here. It is our goal to make CFS accessible and affordable for all families. Our financial aid program helps us in that goal and opens doors for many families who otherwise may not be able to afford our outstanding education. 

Financial aid is granted to about 43% of the student body, and CFS awards more than $1,200,000 annually. Financial aid decisions at CFS are made solely on a need basis. 

Why is our school right for you? 

Cambridge Friends School is one of the best and most unique private elementary and middle schools in the area. CFS is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England and our focus on preparing students for top high schools and colleges has shown great results. 

In addition to an outstanding curriculum, CFS offers learning support and counseling services for students as well. To learn more about Cambridge Friends School, fill out our inquiry form so that we can keep you informed of upcoming events!

If you have any questions, please contact our office. We look forward to working with your family.

The CFS Admission Team
617.354.3880, ext. 145

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    Alexandra Penry 

    Title: Director of External Affairs
    Business Phone: 617-354-3880 ext. 145
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    Haley Brown 

    Title: Associate Director of Admission and Communication
    Business Phone: 617-354-3880 ext. 144
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