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Upper School



Our goal is to make your application process to AFS as simple and enjoyable as possible. At your earliest convenience, please apply online to begin.

Steps in the application process include:


Parent Statement

Student Statement

Graded Writing Sample

Parent & Student Meeting

Math & English Teacher Recommendations (please consult with an admission representative if you need to provide alternative subjects/teachers recommendation letters)

Consent for Records Release

SSAT or ISEE Test Results

Current Transcripts 

While there is no particular order in which required steps in the application process must be completed, the Admission Committee will only review a candidate’s profile when all components are completed. A detailed checklist will be available to you through our online application system.

Contact us:

To further guide you in this process, we encourage parents and students to call or email our Upper School admission representative Mary Kay Napoli to answer any questions and to arrange your personal visit to our school.


First Priority Application Deadline – December 8, 2023

  • Students who complete the application process by December 8 can anticipate an admission decision prior to Leadership Day on January 6, 2024.
  • To be considered for an Honors Scholarship on Leadership Day, all materials must be submitted and visits completed by December 8.
  • Enrollment contracts will be released to admitted families on February 1, 2024.
  • Enrollment deposits ($1,000) and signed contracts will be due on March 1, 2024.

Second Priority Application Deadline – February 26, 2024

  • Families who complete the application process by February 26 can anticipate an admission decision in a timely manner following completion of the process.
  • The enrollment deposit ($1,000) and signed contract are due within two weeks from the date of admission to AFS.

Rolling Admission after February 26, 2024

  • After the second priority application deadline, families are encouraged to begin and complete the admission process as soon as possible. Admission decisions will be conveyed to families in a timely manner following completion of the process.
  • The enrollment deposit ($1,000) and signed contract are due within one week from the date of acceptance.
Mary Kay Napoli 215-690-7679

Complete the Online Application Form

Register for the SSAT or ISEE

SSAT or ISEE Testing

Students may submit either the SSAT or ISEE results, or a psycho-educational evaluation (WISC-V)