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Application Process

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If you have previously inquired/applied, click the blue APPLY NOW button to 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 (the email may take several minutes to arrive).
 

After you have submitted your application, you can track progress, schedule visits, request recommendations and view next steps by clicking “LOGIN” at the top of the CCES website. If you have applied for multiple children, you may toggle between their accounts by clicking on “Children” in the upper left corner.

Detailed instructions by grade level are below and available through your parent portal, Online Cavalier Community (OCC).

October 1 – Applications Open
December 1 – Priority Deadline*
January 16 – Application Deadline For All Grades
*Applications received by Dec. 1 will have priority for testing, shadow visits, and interview dates and times. All admission process steps need to be completed by January 31.
 

Next Steps

Lower School (Grades K-4)

The CCES Lower School emphasizes academic excellence and unique learning opportunities in interactive, child-centered classrooms. The independent private elementary school serves students in Primer (Kindergarten) through grade 4, providing an educational experience unlike any other in the Greenville, SC area.

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

  1. Submit the Application with the non-refundable fee of $150.

  2. Request Teacher Recommendation

  3. Upload Progress Report (Kindergarten) or Request School Records (Grades 1-4)

  4. Third Party Assessment

  5. Group Visit (Kindergarten-Grades 2): Saturday, January 6, 2024

  6. Applicant Visit (Grades 3-4)

  7. Parent Interview

All steps should be completed by January 31.

View Steps about Lower School (Grades K-4)
Middle School (Grades 5-8)

The CCES Middle School serves students in grades 5 - 8. When experiencing the Middle School at CCES students and families will see a balance of academic rigor, students being encouraged to foster a growth mindset, and an individualized approach to social/emotional growth. 

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

  1. Submit the Application with the non-refundable fee of $150.

  2. Request an Administrator Recommendation

  3. Request a Teacher Recommendation:

    Grade 5&6: Teacher Recommendation

    Grade 7&8: English and Math Teacher Recommendations

  4. Request School Records

  5. Admission Testing: Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 8:30-11:00 am or Saturday, January 6 from 8:30-11:00 am

  6. Applicant Visit

  7. Parent Interview

All steps should be completed by January 31.

View Steps about Middle School (Grades 5-8)
Upper School (Grades 9-12)

The CCES Upper School offers a distinctive balance of innovative learning opportunities and time-honored academic traditions for grades 9 -12. Our dedicated faculty and staff provide a deeply challenging educational environment focused on preparing each student to shape his or her future with self-awareness and self-confidence.

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

  1. Submit the Application with the non-refundable fee of $75.
  2. Request an Administrator's Recommendation

  3. Request a Math and English Teacher Recommendation

  4. Request School Records

  5. Admission Testing: Saturday, January 6, 2024

  6. Applicant Visit

  7. Parent Interview

All steps should be completed by January 31.

View Steps about Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Policies

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2nd and 10th grade buddies meet-up