Enrollment Process

Please contact admissions@villagefreeschool.org with specific questions!


Full Time Enrollment

$8,400 for students attending full time (5 days per week). A sibling discount of $4,000 is available.


$5,250 for part time students attending 3 days per week. There is no sibling discount for part-time enrollment.



1. Visit Us

Free School 101

We ask that all families interested in learning more about VFS attend a Free School 101. The event includes a brief history of our school, explanation of our philosophy and mission, insight into our Daily Life, tour of our space, and Q & A session. Check our calendar to find our next FS101!


2. Apply

We accept applications year-round for both full-time and part-time students at all age levels. If you’ve already attended a FS101 and are ready to join our community, follow the link below to our online application.


3. Interview

Our admissions coordinator will receive and respond promptly to your applications.

We will schedule an interview for an in-depth conversation with your family. We will share how our philosophy translates into Daily Life in both brilliant and messy ways, as well as ask you to share more about your experiences, what you’re looking for, and how you hope VFS can fit into your larger picture of education. Children are encouraged to participate in this process.

Please note: There is an interview fee of $80, payable by cash, check, or card.


4. Experience Days

Following the interview, prospective students have the opportunity to participate in Experience Days, a 3 or 5-day trial of The Village Free School.

During this time, your child(ren) attend VFS 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.


5. 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 enrollment through the end of the school year is offered.


6. Attend

Learn, play, and grow with us.