Admission FAQ

When should I begin the admission process?
Most families begin the admission process the fall before the enrollment year. To get started, fill out an inquiry form. You may also call the admission office at
484-410-9664 or email lclancy@greenestreetfriends.org.

What grade is the best grade to apply for?
We welcome applications at every grade level. However the largest number of openings occur at Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grade 5. The application for admission is due by January 15, but we encourage you to apply by late fall in order to complete all steps of the process in a timely way.

What will my child’s visit be like?
Due to social distancing required by COVID-19, all visits will be done virtually on Zoom until it is deemed safe to invite visitors to School.

Pre-Kindergarten: observation of play, story time, conversation

Kindergarten: observation of play, conversation, kindergarten readiness assessment

Grades 1-4: conversation, reading assessment

Grades 5-8: conversation, reading and writing assessment, math assessment





What will the parent interview be like?

Parents meet virtually, until deemed safe to do so in-person, with members of the admission staff for about 30 minutes. We want to know what you are seeking in a school, what strengths your child possesses, as well as any challenges your child may be facing. We want to share with you information about Greene Street and answer any questions you may have.

When will I know if my child has been admitted?
You should aim to complete the admission process by mid-January. The admission committee gathers in late-January to make decisions, and families are notified soon after. Applicants received or completed in February and beyond are considered if spaces are still available.

When should I apply for financial aid?
You should apply for financial aid at the same time you are going through the admission process. If you have completed the financial aid process, you may be notified of a grant at the same time as your admission decision.