Admission

Application Process

Applying to CCES

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 for updates and next steps.
  • Click the blue APPLY NOW button on this page. If you have previously inquired/applied, log in using a preassigned User Name (this should be your email address on file with the admission office). If you have not previously inquired/applied, please enter your email address and click "Create Account." You will receive an email to set up your account (this is a two-step process and the email may take several minutes to arrive).
  • Once logged in, click your child’s name in the upper left corner to begin the application. Changes to the application are automatically saved, so you may log out and return later if necessary. To apply for an additional child, click the blue “Apply Another Child” button.
  • Log in frequently to track progress and view next steps by clicking “OCC LOGIN” at the top of the cces.org homepage. If you have applied for multiple children, you may toggle between their accounts by clicking on “Children” in the upper left corner.
October 1 – Applications Open
December 1 – Priority Deadline
Applications received by this date will have priority for testing, shadow visits, and interview dates and times.
January 18 – Application Deadline For All Grades

All admission process steps need to be completed by January 31.
Detailed instructions by grade level are below and available through your parent portal, Online Cavalier Community (OCC).


Admission Process

List of 6 items.

  • Rising Primer (K5) - 1st Grade

    The following items are required before the Admission Committee can review an applicant's file.

    • Submit the Application: Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • Request Teacher Recommendation
    • Request Progress Report if available
    • Third Party Assessment
    • Group Observation
    • Parent interview
    All steps should be completed by January 31.
  • Rising Grades 2 - 4

    The following items are required before the Admission Committee can review an applicant's file.

    • Submit the Application: Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • Request Recommendations and School Records
    • Third Party Assessment
    • Applicant Visit
    • Parent Interview
    All steps should be completed by January 31.
  • Rising Grades 5 - 8

    The following items are required before the Admission Committee can review an applicant's file.

    • Submit the Application: Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • Request an Administrator Recommendation
    • Request a Teacher Recommendation: 
      Grade 5&6: Teacher Recommendation
      Grade 7&8: English and Math Teacher Recommendations
    • Request School Records
    • Admission Testing: Saturday, December 10, 2022 or Saturday, January 7, 2023.
    • Applicant Visit
    • Parent Interview
    All steps should be completed by January 31.
  • Rising Grades 9 - 12

    The following items are required before the Admission Committee can review an applicant's file.

    • Submit the application: Please note there is a non-refundable application fee of $50.
    • Request an Administrator's Recommendation
    • Request a Math and English Teacher Recommendation
    • Request School Records
    • Admission testing: Saturday, January 7, 2023
    • Applicant visit
    • Parent Interview

    All steps should be completed by January 31.
  • Late Applications (Received after January 18th)

    Applications received after January 18th are considered late applicants. All late applicant files must be completed to be considered for rolling admissions. Interviews and entrance exams will only be administered if space becomes available. If space does not become available, the applicant may decide to roll the application over to the following admission season. All applications must then be updated with current information. Acceptance may be offered to a qualified late applicant over wait pool.
  • Additional Information for International Applicants

    Please contact the Admission Office before applying.

    • CCES will process the I-20 Student Visa Form for students seeking a F-1 Visa.
    • CCES does not provide host families or work with outside agencies. 
    • CCES is a day school.
    • A virtual Interview may replace an applicant visit.

Admission Decisions

All steps in the admission process must be completed before the applicant’s file can be presented to the Admission Committee. Applicants whose files are complete by January 31 will be notified of admission the first week of March. Following this date, completed applicant files will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
Join us for a group tour at 9:00 am
Primer/Lower School Tours: Tuesdays
Middle School Tours: Thursdays
Upper School Tours: Fridays
 

Coming up:

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  • Oct
    1

    Applications open for the 2023-24 school year

  • Oct
    19

    Primer Preview

  • Nov
    2

    Primer Preview

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Policies

List of 3 items.

  • 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 race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileged, 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, financial aid, scholarship or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.