Admissions Process

The Process

Step One: Visit.

Attend a Free School 101 and meet directors, advisors, parents and students.

Take a tour and see our space in action!

Please note: Tours and Free School 101s will resume following summer break 

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.



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, 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