Admission

Application Process

Applying to CCES

Thank you for your interest in Christ Church Episcopal School! Before you apply, we encourage you to get to know us by visiting our campus. Please contact the Admission Office or click here to schedule a campus tour. We would love to show you the beautiful campus, answer any questions you may have and learn more about your child.
Listed below is the application process for students applying for P(K5) - 12. Our application priority deadline is December 1st. Please note that applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed consideration for our first round of admission. We will continue to accept applications through the spring and summer on a rolling basis, as long as space remains available.
To begin the application, you will first need to create an account in the OCC (Online Cavalier Community), which serves as your ongoing admission portal. You will need to create a username and password (traditionally the username is your last name and first two letters of your first name, ex. John Smith = SmithJo). Through the OCC you can complete the application, view and access the process steps, and also monitor your child’s admission progress.
Detailed directions and online forms can be found in the OCC.
Questions?  Contact the Admission Office at 864-299-1522 ext. 1223 or admission@cces.org.

Admission Process

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  • Rising Primer (K5) - 1st Grade

    • Submit the application!
      Submission of the application starts the admission process.  All other steps should happen in the order below.  Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • Request teacher recommendation
    • Greenville Assessment screening
    • Group observation
  • Rising Grades 2 - 4

    • Submit the application!
      Submission of the application starts the admission process.  All other steps should happen in the order below. Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • Request recommendations and school records
    • Greenville Assessment
    • Shadow Day visit if applicable
  • Rising Grades 5 - 6

    • Submit the application!
      Submission of the application starts the admission process. All other steps may happen in any order.  Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • Request recommendations and school records 
    • Admission testing: All applicants will sit for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) unless they have previously taken another standardized test such as the ERBs, ISEE, SAT or PSAT test.  There is an additional testing fee for the admission test.
    • Shadow Day
  • Rising Grades 7 - 12

    • Submit the application!
      Submission of the application starts the admission process. All other steps may happen in any order.  Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $50.
    • Request recommendations and school records
    • Admission testing:  All applicants will sit for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) unless they have previously taken another standardized test such as the ERBs, ISEE, SAT or PSAT test.  There is an additional testing fee for the admission test.
    • Shadow Day
  • Additional Information for International Applicants

    • We do issue the F-1 Visa.
    • CCES does not provide host families or work with outside agencies. Most of our F1 students live with family members.
    • CCES is a Day School.
    • A Skype Interview may replace a Student’s Shadow Day.
    • Any required testing may be completed after you arrive in the USA.
    • The TOEFL is required.
    Please note that following completion of your online application, you will be assigned an online checklist. This will list the steps necessary for International Applicants to complete the admission process.  The steps seen on our website may not apply.

    Questions? Learn more here.

Admission Criteria

Christ Church Episcopal School shall seek academically qualified students. Admission will be determined by the following criteria:

  • Admission is open to any student regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, whose previous academic record is satisfactory and whose performance on the test for admission demonstrates ability to meet the required standards. While CCES offers Christian education and worship in the Episcopal tradition, the school accepts students of all religious affiliations.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year but are strongly recommended by December 1st.
  • After notification of acceptance, a student is officially enrolled, with space reserved in the grade, upon receipt of the non-refundable matriculation fee as described in the Tuition and General Fees Schedule.
  • The CCES admissions process takes into account a variety of factors in selecting students to be admitted to CCES.  CCES reserves the right to exercise all lawful discretion in selecting students who will benefit from and contribute to all aspects of life at CCES.

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Policies

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  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) 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 CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.
  • Religious Affiliation

    It is the mission of Christ Church Episcopal School to foster a Christian environment that allows each student to experience the richness of Christianity through the rites and traditions of the Episcopal Church.  While affiliated with Christ Church (Episcopal), the School serves students of all faiths.
  • School Board Policy for Students With Learning Disabilities

    Christ Church Episcopal School is a college-preparatory school and admission of a student is based on prediction of ability to handle a challenging academic curriculum. For this reason, before accepting or re-enrolling a student with any identified learning disability, the school must have current testing information, which will be reviewed by a committee prior to admission or re-enrollment to assess the possibility for success for the student in this school environment.

    If the student is accepted or re-enrolled, the school will try to accommodate the student's learning needs through special services available to the student’s family by additional financial arrangement (in addition to accommodations available within the classrooms).
Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.