Application Process

Francine Delany New School for Children begins the enrollment process each January for the following school year.  Any parent wishing to enroll a student at Francine Delany is highly encouraged to schedule a tour to learn about our philosophy, governance and expectations for parents, students and teachers.

Tours will be held the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm and the third Tuesday of every month at 9:00am September through December.  January through May tours will be available at 9:00am for parents interested in grades 3-8 and 1:00 for parents interested in grades kindergarten through 2 on the first Thursday of the month. Tours will be at 9:00am for parents interested in grades kindergarten through 2  and 1:00 for parents interested in grades 3-8 third on the third Tuesday of the month.  Please call Nancy at 828-236-9441 ext. 236 to let her know you would like to attend a tour.

Families are welcome to receive an application at the tour or call Nancy at 828-236-9441 ext. 236 to have one mailed. Applications can also be downloaded below. The application deadline for the 2017-2018 lottery is March 31, 2017.  The new student lottery will be held on April 4th, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the FDNSC Dogwood building.

The lottery determines the order in which students will be enrolled for each grade level or placed on the waiting list if space is not available.  Applications received after the lottery will be placed on the waiting list in order they are received.  Each year we enroll at least 18 kindergartners. Other space in the school is determined by slots opened up by students transferring to another school.6

Student Application Fall 2017