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Enrolling in FDNSC

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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 learn about our philosophy, governance, and expectations for parents, students, and teachers. 

How to Apply

For the 21-22 school year, families can receive an application by clicking the link below or call Debbie at 828-236-9441 ext. 236 to have one mailed. The application deadline for the lottery is March 31, 2021.  The application deadline for the lottery was March 31, 2021. The new student lottery was held on April 15th, 2021 at 10:00 AM. You may contact the office at 828-236-9441 ext 236 to check the status of your child’s application.

New Student Lottery Info

You may text your child’s name and grade to 828-774-8666 to determine his/her place on the waitlist.
It is not too late to be added to the waitlist. The waiting list for grades 7-8 are shorter than other grades.

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 the order they are received. Each year class sizes vary between 18 and 21 students. Other space in the school is determined by slots opened up by students transferring to another school.

Please note that you must live in North Carolina at the time of completing your application unless you are in the military and will be transferring to NC and have a transfer letter.

Francine Delany campus buildings

Schedule a Tour

We are sorry that at this time due to COVID-19,  we are not conducting in-person tours. Check our website for updates.  Please call 828-236-9441 ext. 236 if you have any questions regarding enrollment.