We are currently reviewing applications for students entering grades 5-8 for the 2019-20 school year. While we serve students through 9th grade, we do not accept new 9th graders.

Applying to an independent school can feel like a daunting process. Our goal is to make applying to Chapman Farm School as simple and transparent as possible.  Additionally, we are not motivated to encourage applications that are not likely to have a positive outcome (in other words, we aren't big on sending out rejection letters). To avoid this outcome, we guide families through a multi-step application process that helps both parents and school officials determine if CFS could be a strong fit:

  1. Initial Inquiry. 
    Call or email administrative assistant Donna Furtado to express interest in applying to Chapman Farm School. Donna will take down basic information, and will answer initial questions to help determine if Chapman Farm School could be the right fit.

  2. Parent Visit to Chapman Farm School. 
    Schedule a parents only visit through our website or with Donna. During the visit, parents will: meet with Chapman Farm School staff, tour the building, visit classes, and meet our students. Parents are not required, but should feel free to bring along any documentation (report cards, IEP, 504, testing) that might help us determine if CFS could be a fit. 

  3. Student Visit to Chapman Farm School.
    We invite students into our building only after it has been determined by their family, possibly with guidance from CFS staff, that we could be a strong match. Experience has taught us that prospective students often feel very safe and comfortable in our building, and we only want them to experience this sense of belonging if attending CFS is a real possibility. This visit is arranged with Donna Furtado

  4. Complete Application for Admissions. 
    Students and their Family complete our online application for admissionsPrior to completion, families will be prompted to create an account in TADS, our student management system.The application provides an opportunity for families to help us go into detail about their child's personality, learning style, interests, strengths, and areas for growth. It is important that parents let their child submit an authentic application. Please do not over-edit or "shine-up" your child's writing. We appreciate the opportunity to  have a baseline of their genuine writing style at admission time so that we can show demonstrate their growth when they transition to high school.

  5. Endure a Brief Wait for Feedback. 
    We understand that waiting for news, especially about something as important as school, can be agonizing. We aim to respond to all applications within a two-week window. In the unusual event that we progress through to the application stage of the process and discover that Chapman Farm School is not the right fit, we will provide thoughtful referrals to other school programs.

Donna, our administrative assistant, can be reached at 508-232-0712 or