The A. Fantis admissions process is simple and streamlined. The Early Admissions Cycle, which ends in November, is strongly recommended as spaces are limited in many classes and the waitlist grows quickly. Download our Application Checklist to guide you through the process.
Step 1 - Visit Fantis
Step 2 - Apply Online
Step 3 - Family Visit and Buddy Day
Family Visits are brief, informal meetings with the principal. In this setting, parents and their children can share more information about themselves while also learning more about the school. Lollipops are recommended, but optional.
Buddy Days give children the full Fantis experience for K-8 applicants. They spend the full day in the school paired with a classroom ambassador who guides them throughout. Students also take grade level benchmarks assessments to help build a general academic profile. Teachers debrief with parents at the day’s end. PK3 families accompany the PreK Director to the classroom for 15-30 minutes. There they meet the teachers, watch the class in action, and sometimes even join the fun.
More than one Buddy Day may be required to complete the application process.
Family Visits and Buddy Days are scheduled together. PK3 families can expect 30-45 minutes. K-8 families schedule the Family Visit the morning of the Buddy Day.
Step 4 - Submit Application Materials
To complete your application, families submit the confidential teacher recommendation, transcript request and, if applicable, the IEP or 504 plan. Middle school students submit an essay.
Notifications of acceptance into our program will be provided by the dates listed below for early and regular admission cycles.
In order to hold your child’s seat, the deposit and enrollment agreement are required within 10 business days of notification.
Parents must also provide the child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate (K-8 only), and health form, as well as enroll in our Tuition Management System.
Early Admissions Timeline
Regular Admissions Timeline
A. Fantis UPK
Seats for the A. Fantis UPK are extremely limited, as current A. Fantis PK3 students and siblings have a guaranteed placement in the program. With over five applicants for every seat, the remaining spots are determined by the PreK For All lottery selection—not by the school. The application window is typically from January to March. Families interested in our UPK program for four year olds should visit the PreK For All website for complete information. Please note that the waitlist is typically very long. If seats become available, the next students on our UPK waitlist will be contacted.