The Admissions Process


Paula GuardalbenThank you for your interest in The Charles Finney School! I am excited to share with you all that Finney has to offer. From school tours to admissions requirements, I'm here to answer your questions and help you become part of the Finney community.

I encourage you to experience Finney for yourself. Start off by learning more about our programs using the links below and our photo and video galleries. Then plan to visit us! Join us for an open house, student shadow day, or preview day. I look forward to meeting your family!

Paula Guardalben
Director of Admissions and Recruitment
The Charles Finney School

Learn more about our high school, middle school, and elementary programs.

Getting Started – The Admissions Process

Step 1: Request Information – This is the first step to getting the information you need to learn more about The Charles Finney School. Contact the Admissions office by phone at 585-387-3770 x 224 or request information using the button below.

Request Information

Step 2: Visit – One of the best ways to experience The Charles Finney School is by scheduling a visit. We would be happy to schedule a school tour, classroom visit, or student shadow day that is convenient for you. Guests are welcome to stop in any day between 9 am and 2 pm for a school tour. We also offer special visit days for parents and students. More information is available by clicking below.

Visit Finney

Step 3: Apply – Please complete the Application for Admission online to start the application process. Checklists are provided for each school level to help you complete all the necessary steps which may include entrance exams, references, and more. You will be notified by the Admissions office regarding acceptance to Finney. Decisions regarding acceptance are made by the Admissions Committee. Families are welcome to apply in the admissions office if assistance is needed.

Apply to The Charles Finney School

Step 4: Enroll – If your child is accepted to Finney, you will receive and email with instruction about how to complete an online enrollment packet.  This enrollment packet includes sections on tuition, medical information, emergency contact information, and requests for other supplemental forms and documents. The tuition agreement section is a contract and includes your financial obligation to pay the appropriate tuition and fees for the upcoming year. Once the enrollment packet has been submitted and the registration fee payment is received, your child will be enrolled for the next school year. Once a student is accepted, a family may also decide to apply for financial assistance and/or scholarships through FACTS and online financial assistance program that Finney uses. Information about tuition and financial assistance is available in our Financial Aid/Scholarships section.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

The Admissions Office is available to answer any questions you may have about this process.
Please contact us at 585-387-3770 or email