Once you have visited, we hope you will consider applying to The Charles Finney School. Below you will find the steps to apply and a checklist, per school level, to help you track each step.

Parents talking with admissions staff at the Charles Finney School

Steps to Apply

  1. Submit a completed Application for Admission online. The admissions office is available to assist you with the online application if needed.
  2. Submit 2-3 years of testing or evaluations, reports cards, transcripts, IEP/504s, and any other important academic records. Records can be uploaded to the online application.
  3. Submit all personal recommendations and references required per grade.  Recommendations and references can be uploaded to the online application or sent through email using the online application.
  4. Complete all screening and entrance exams required by grade. Please call the admission office to schedule.
  5. Pay the $40 application fee. Payment options available online with the online application.


Online Application

Important Notes

  • The Charles Finney School admits qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Class sizes are limited. It is important that you apply as early as possible to have the best possible chance of securing your spot in a certain grade and/or in a particular class your child is interested in.
  • Open enrollment begins February 9, 2023, for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • All applicants are notified by the Admissions Office about acceptance to the school.
  • Additional testing and personal interviews may be required.  
  • If your child has not yet visited the school, a personal interview will be required.


Click on items in below to print forms or go to the application links.

Elementary School Checklist
(Grades PreK-5)

Middle School Checklist
(Grades 6-8)
High School Checklist
(Grades 9-12)
Pre-K & Kindergarten Developmental Screening   Freshman Entrance Exam
(HSPT exam info)
Application for Admission
(click to apply)
Application for Admission
(click to apply)
Application for Admission
(click to apply)
Application Fee- $40 Application Fee- $40 Application Fee- $40
Student Records Student Records Student Records
  Teacher Recommendation Teacher Recommendation
Personal Recommendation
Pastoral Reference Pastoral Reference Pastoral Reference

Enrollment Date for the 2023-2024 School Year

Closed enrollment (for current Finney families ONLY) for the 2023-2024 school year starts January 9, 2023 and ends February 8, 2023. Open enrollment for new families begins on February 9, 2023. Pre-K and Kindergarten Developmental Screenings will be scheduled in April and May.  Please call Admissions to schedule. The date for Freshman Orientation will be determined in the Spring.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Charles Finney School admits students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities. In addition, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, fees, educational programs, athletic programs, and extra-curricular activities. Furthermore, The Charles Finney School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.