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Admissions - Fisher Island Day School (FIDS)

Fisher Island Day School gives priority for admission to families who are Equity Members of the Fisher Island Club and/or Homeowners on Fisher Island. The majority of students are Fisher Island residents; however, a limited portion of our student body resides off-Island. Due to the small class sizes, there is a wait-pool for admissions at many grade levels.

Upon leaving FIDS, most students continue on to South Florida’s top high schools, including Ransom Everglades, Gulliver Prep, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, and Miami Country Day School. Miami’s top high schools continually report that former FIDS students are extremely well prepared and successful as a consequence of rigorous instruction in Advanced Placement and Honors coursework.

Fisher Island Day School is certified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll F or M nonimmigrant students.

Please click here to complete and submit your online application, no later than January 15, along with your remittance of the non-refundable $200 application fee, collected while filling out your application. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and acceptance will only be offered to a qualified applicant if space becomes available. Once this application has been processed, the Admissions Office will contact you for an interview and any additional information that might be required.

Your child’s application will be considered complete when all of the following has been received online through Veracross:

1. Completed Student Application Form

2. Teacher Reference Form (if previously enrolled in a school program)

3. School Records (if previously enrolled in a school program)

4. Test Results (1st grade & above)

5. Birth Certificate/Passport/Visa (if non-U.S. citizen)

6. Application Fee ($200) – Non-refundable

Admissions - Fisher Island Day School (FIDS)

Non-Discrimination Statement

Fisher Island Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.