Admissions Process

Apply Online: Admissions Application

Admissions Contact:

The Process

Step One: Visit

There are two ways to visit Village Free School.

VFS hosts Free School 101s throughout the 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.

Email to inquire about tours.

Step Two: Apply.

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

Step Three: Interview.

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

Step Four: Experience Days.

Following the interview, prospective students have the chance to participate in 3-5 Experience Days. This is a time for children to attend Village Free School and 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 or in the final weeks of the school year.

Step Five: Conditional Enrollment.

If staff and your family are excited to move forward following Experience Days, VFS offers five weeks of Conditional Enrollment. 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


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