We welcome you to the Early Childhood Program admissions process, and we appreciate your interest in GFS for your child. We are here to help you through the process and happy to answer any questions you may have.
We want every GFS student to be successful, so we seek applicants and families for whom our program and school philosophy will be a good match. Children applying to the Early Childhood Program participate in an admissions process that is designed to align with their cognitive and socioemotional development. We aim to get to know your family and your child individually, in a group, and from current teachers, in ways that maximize engagement for your child and minimize stress for your family. Our Admissions Committees take great care in reviewing all information submitted for each applicant.
The application process may begin as early as the September before a student enters GFS. We receive many more applications than we have available spaces, so it is important and to your benefit to apply and schedule appointments early.
Please note: Children must be at least 2 years, 7 months old by September 1, 2019, to enroll for the 2019-20 school year. Financial aid is not offered in the Early Childhood Program; financial aid at GFS begins the Kindergarten year.