Admissions Process

The Process

Step One: Visit

There are two ways to visit Village Free School.

VFS hosts Free School 101s three times a year. These events are a great chance to view our space, meet students and parents, and participate in a Question and Answer session with a director.

Our next 101 is scheduled for January 14th, 2018, from 10:30am-12:30pm, please click here to RSVP.

Tours take place the first Thursay of each month and are an opportunity to see our school in action! To minimize disruption to students' daily lives, they are limited to 30 minutes and up to four families at a time. Please RSVP by clicking the following links:

Tour February 1st, 10am: This tour is full!

Tour March 1st, 10am: This tour is full!

Free School 101, March 4th, 10:30-12:30. RSVP here!


Step Two: Apply.

Applications are accepted year round; please use the online form found here.

Step Three: Interview.

After receiving your application, our admissions coordinator will contact your family. If space and resources are available, we will schedule an interview. The interview is a chance to discuss in detail our program, your family's needs, and the details of daily life. There is an interview fee of $80, payable by cash, check, or card.

Step FourExperience Days.

Following the interview, perspective students have the chance to participate in 3-5 Experience Days. During this time, your child(ren) attend Village Free School to get a feel for daily life. Once Experience Days are complete, VFS staff will offer feedback and ask that your family check-in about your experience. Experience Days are not offered during the summer.

Step FiveConditional Enrollment.

If staff and your family are excited to move forward following Experience Days, VFS offers five weeks of Conditional Enrollment. A one month's, non-refundable deposit is due at this time. Conditional Enrollment ends with a family conference during which staff and families discuss how the student is acclimating to daily life. If, at this point, both your family and the school feel confident that VFS is the right choice, full and continuous enrollment is offered.

Step Six: Attend, learn, play, and grow.

Questions? Email



Tuition Information

Village Free School collects tuition through FACTS, an independent tuition management and aid assessment service. 

For the 2017-2018 school year, tuition is as follows:

Full Time Enrollment: $8,000, with a sibling discount of $4,000

Part Time Enrollment: $5,000, there is no sibling discount for part time


Apply Online:

Admissions Application

Statement of Non-discrimination

The Village Free School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. This public benefit corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, employment policies, election of officers, membership, or election to the Council