How to Apply

Admission to The Friendship School for the 2017-2018 School Year

Thank you for your interest in The Friendship School!

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year is closed.


The application period for the 2018-2019 school year will begin in January 2018.  For more information please call us at 860-447-4049.  

Southeastern Connecticut Magnet Schools are committed to serving military families and their children. The Friendship School has seats dedicated to highly mobile families who transfer to the region following the regular application period.  If you are moving to the area or receive transfer orders to the Connecticut Submarine Base or the Coast Guard Academy and are interested in learning more about our school please call Andrea Simmons, Director of TFS at 860-447-4049.

Beginning in September of 2017, there may be a tuition charge to families of pre-kindergarten children from all communities. This charge is the result of a change in the laws that govern magnet schools. LEARN is now required by the State of Connecticut to charge families based on income and family size. A family's cost will not be more than $400.00 per month per child from September 1 to June 30.

Key Features:

  • Specializing in early childhood learning, nurturing the development of the whole child
  • Establishing early literacy skills such as listening, speaking and vocabulary building
  • Engaging students in thoughtfully designed, developmentally appropriate learning tasks
  • Providing an inclusive special education program

School Highlights:

  • Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten - 180 days/year
  • Full day pre-kindergarten and kindergarten
  • Fee based before and after school care (7:00am - 6:00pm)
  • Inclusive special education programs
  • State-of-the-art building
  • Connecticut certified teaching staff
  • Head Start services
  • School Based Health Center
  • Community Health Center of New London Brighter Smiles Dental Clinic
  • Active Friendship School Family Organization (FFO)



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