Grades 4-9 Checklist

Step 1: (Online) Application
To apply to FCDS, create an online account by Clicking Here.

Step 2: Parent Tour and Interview
Schedule an appointment to meet with Director of Admissions Rick Runkel to discuss your son’s educational needs and to learn more about the school.

Step 3: Student Shadow Day & Admissions Testing
Students will spend an entire day on campus shadowing a current student. Grade appropriate assessments will be done during the visit by FCDS. Prospective students may also submit ISEE test results in lieu of in-house assessments.
To register for ISEE, go to

Step 4: Application Materials Due
            -School Transcript- current report card; last year’s report card
            -Two letters of recommendation (school or extracurricular letters accepted)

OPTIONAL – Tuition Assistance Application
Tuition Assistance awards are based on need. With a finite budget, it is important to apply as soon as possible for consideration for financial aid. Apply online at


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