FAQs

Q: What grade does FIS start accepting applications from students?
A: Applications are accepting from students entering 4th grade until they are entering 9th grade.

Q: What is the tuition to attend FIS?
A: Tuition for students in grades 4-6 is $3,300 and tuition for students in grades 7-9 is $3,500. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required before the start of every school year. The non-refundable deposit is put towards the full tuition expense.

Q: Is there a tuition break for families with multiple students attending school?
A: Yes. The youngest child in a family will receive 10% discount.

Q: Will a younger child automatically be accepted if a sibling already attends FIS?
A: No. Each applicant is reviewed on an individual basis.

Q: What does the Tuition Selection Committee look for when reviewing applications?
A: The committee reviews each student based on their application packet and their time spent during the Open House and Viking Visitation day.

Q: How does the ferry work?
A: Students take the 7:00am ferry to school every morning to arrive at 7:45am. Classes begin at 8:00am and run until 2:51pm. Students remain in the building until 4:30pm and have the option to participate in after school activities or complete homework. The ferry leave Fishers Island at 4:45pm. A teacher rides the ferry daily to supervise students during transportation to and from the island.

Q: Who can I call if I have more questions?
A: The school's guidance counselor, Gilbert Amaral, is available Wednesday-Friday via phone at 631-788-7444 or email at g.amaral@fischool.com.
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