Harford Friends School seeks students of average to above-average ability who can contribute to and benefit from a challenging academic program. Students are selected for admission to the school on the basis of academic potential, developmental maturity, school achievement, and readiness for the school's program. Testing is used as a tool to provide information to assist in the assessment of each candidate. In all cases, the school retains the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether on not to select a student for admission or to re-enroll a student. The admissions committee makes recommendations to the head of school, who has ultimate authority and sole discretion in the decisions whether on not to admit or re-enroll a student. Typically, those decisions are based upon a number of criteria Academic readiness or qualifications Affiliation with the Society of Friends Relationship to other members of the Harford Friends School community Diversity and gender balance Appropriateness of match between the family and Harford Friends School We do not attempt to be all things to all children; we are not equipped to handle severe emotional, physical, psychological, or learning disabilities. When there are more qualified candidates than openings available, the school establishes an unranked waiting list: if any openings occur, the admissions committee decides which candidate(s) to offer a position based on the overall profile of the class and the match between the needs and qualifications of the student with the needs of the school Harford Friends School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.