Admissions Process

How To Apply:

Open House Sessions

Admission to FBRA Boys

Our goal is to enroll students who demonstrate social, emotional, and intellectual attributes that will set them up for success and allow them to thrive at French Broad River Academy. Academic achievement and potential, like-mindedness with the school’s program and mission, and enthusiasm for the responsibilities that are shared by all students and families are criteria that guide our admissions process.

Our application for the 2020/21 school year opens on August 1, 2019, and the deadline to complete all components of that application is December 1, 2019.


Open House Sessions

Attending an Open House session is a wonderful way for parents to learn about our program first-hand. Prospective parents will tour classrooms, visit with current parents, and meet our Director during a one-hour tour, beginning at 9am. To RSVP, please email our Admissions Coordinator at Upcoming Open House sessions will be held:

  • Our Fall Open House sessions have concluded. Please check back again later for a Spring 2020 Open House Schedule.

When To Apply

We begin accepting applications for the following school year in August. The deadline for completing all portions of the application process this year is December 1, 2019. We encourage families to apply early as our capacity to field applicants is limited and in some years, we are unable to accommodate those who apply later. Students whose applications are completed after December 1 or who are applying to a class that is already full may be admitted to a wait pool.

How To Apply

Parents should submit an Online Application as the first step. Our Online Application process and follow up from the Director of Admissions will ensure that the following components are scheduled and completed in a timely manner:

  • Prospective Student Visit: a scheduled student “shadow” day on our campus
  • School records: standardized test scores and final report cards for previous two years
  • Teacher recommendation

FBRA Boys’ Online Application

Prospective Student Visit

A required component of our application is an all-day student “shadow day.” This visit will be scheduled after the online application is received. We schedule these visits on Tuesdays or Thursdays, and the applicant will have the opportunity to attend classes, take a swim assessment alongside one of our regularly scheduled swimming sessions, visit with an administrator, and complete assessments in reading, writing, and math. This day provides an engaging way for the applicant to get a feel for our program, teachers, and campus. We also schedule time at either drop-off or pick-up for an informal conference with the parents.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

The French Broad River Academy for Boys admits male students of any race, color, and national and ethnic origin to the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to the students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin in administration of academic policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs. Admission is open to all male students who can be reasonably accommodated.

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