Applying to CCES

           


Thank you for your interest in Christ Church Episcopal School! Listed below is the application process for students applying for P(K5) - 12. Our application priority deadline is December 1, 2016. Please note that we continue to accept applications after this date for grade levels where space remains available. The "apply" button you see below will redirect you to the OCC (Online Cavalier Community) where you can apply for admission to CCES.

Through the OCC you can also monitor your child’s admission progress at any time by logging in to the OCC and clicking on your child's Admission Progress tab. Here you will be able to view which items on your child’s checklist have been completed as you move through the admission process.

 

Primer (K5) - 2nd Grade

Step 1 – Learn More about CCES and Schedule a Campus Visit

Our admission staff is eager to welcome you to campus and tell you more about how we prepare students for success in life. Please contact our office at 864.299.1522 x1223 or admission@cces.org to schedule your visit. Click here to register for one of our Open House events.

Step 2 - Fill out an Application

Christ Church Episcopal School accepts online applications. A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 is required. This fee is paid electronically as the last step of filling out the application.

Our priority application deadline is December 1, 2016. Applying by this date will allow parents enough time to complete the admission process in order for their child to be considered in the first round of admission decisions. We will continue to accept applications after this date on a rolling basis, provided that space remains available.

Step 3 - Request Records (if applicable) and Recommendations

The Teacher Evaluation and Records Release forms can be found on your child’s Admission Progress tab. To access and keep track of your child’s admission progress, simply log back in to the OCC “Online Cavalier Community” by clicking parent in the top right corner of our website. From there, click your child’s name and navigate to the Admission Progress tab where you will be able to request the Student Evaluation and Records Release forms (if applicable).

Recommendations should not be submitted until after your child’s first grading period. If your child is in preschool, recommendations should not be submitted before November.

Step 4 - Schedule Individual and Group Testing

Primer & 2nd Grade applicants must complete two admission testing requirements: an individual screening at Greenville Assessment and a group session at CCES. Greenville Assessment will contact you directly to schedule individual testing. You will register for your child’s group session on the OCC via your child’s Admission Progress tab.

Step 5 - Submit South Carolina Immunization Records and Birth Certificate

These may be uploaded to the OCC on your child’s checklist or mailed, emailed, or faxed to the admission office any time after the application has been submitted. Additional information is available on the OCC via your child’s Admission Progress tab.

Step 6 – Track Your Application Progress

You can monitor your child’s admission checklist at any time by logging in to the OCC and clicking the Admission Progress tab. Here you will be able to view which items have been completed for your child’s application.

All steps in the admission process must be complete before the applicant’s file can be forwarded to the Admission Committee for consideration. Applicants whose files are complete by the last day of January will be notified of admission in March.  Following this date, completed applicant files will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

3rd & 4th Grades

Step 1 – Learn More about CCES and Schedule a Campus Visit

Our admission staff is eager to welcome you to campus and tell you more about how we prepare students for success in life. Please contact our office at 864.299.1522 x1223 or admission@cces.org to schedule your visit. Click here to register for one of our Open House events.

Step 2 - Fill out an Application

Christ Church Episcopal School accepts online applications. A non-refundable application fee of $150.00 is required. This fee is paid electronically as the last step of filling out the application.

Our priority application deadline is December 1, 2016. Applying by this date will allow parents enough time to complete the admission process in order for their child to be considered in the first round of admission decisions. We will continue to accept applications after this date on a rolling basis, provided that space remains available.

Step 3 - Request Records and Teacher Recommendations

Recommendation Forms can be found on your child’s online checklist. To access and keep track of your child’s admission progress, simply log back in to the OCC “Online Cavalier Community” by clicking parent in the top right corner of our website. From there, click your child’s name and navigate to the Admission Progress tab where you will be able to request records and recommendations for your child.
 
Recommendations should not be submitted until after your child’s first grading period.

Step 4 - Schedule Individual Testing

Students applying to the Lower School must complete an individual screening at Greenville Assessment. Greenville Assessment will contact you directly to schedule this testing.

Step 5 - Schedule Your Child’s Shadow Day

Students spend a portion of the school day with current CCES students in the classroom. After your child’s application has been submitted, log back in to the OCC and navigate to the Admission Progress tab to schedule their Shadow Day.

Step 6 - Submit South Carolina Immunization Records and Birth Certificate

These may be uploaded to the OCC on your child’s checklist or mailed, emailed, or faxed to the admission office any time after the application has been submitted. Additional information is available on the OCC via your child’s Admission Progress tab.

Step 7 – Track Your Application Progress

You can monitor your child’s admission checklist at any time by logging in to the OCC and clicking the Admission Progress tab. Here you will be able to view which items have been completed for your child’s application.

All steps in the admission process must be complete before the applicant’s file can be forwarded to the Admission Committee for consideration. Applicants whose files are complete by the last day of January will be notified of admission in March.  Following this date, completed applicant files will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

5th - 12th Grades

Step 1 – Learn More about CCES and Schedule a Campus Visit

Our admission staff is eager to welcome you to campus and tell you more about how we prepare students for success in life. Please contact our office at 864.299.1522 x1223 or admission@cces.org to schedule your visit. Click here to register for one of our Open House events.

Step 2 - Fill out an Application

Christ Church Episcopal School accepts online applications. A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 is required. This fee is paid electronically as the last step of filling out the application.

Our priority application deadline is December 1, 2016. Applying by this date will allow parents enough time to complete the admission process in order for their child to be considered in the first round of admission decisions. We will continue to accept applications after this date on a rolling basis, provided that space remains available.

Step 3 - Request Records, Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations

Record Requests and Recommendation Forms can be found on your child’s online checklist. To access and keep track of your child’s admission progress, simply log back in to the OCC “Online Cavalier Community” by clicking parent in the top right corner of our website. From there, click your child’s name and navigate to the Admission Progress tab where you will be able to request records, transcripts, and recommendations for your child. 

Recommendations should not be submitted until after your child’s first grading period.

You may also submit an optional, additional letter of recommendation from a coach, tutor, mentor, etc. There is no specific form for this letter. Please have them mail or e-mail their letter directly to the Admission Office.

Step 4 - Schedule Testing

Students are required to complete the ISEE Admission Test. Test Administration is available at various locations across the country. CCES is a registered test site and will be offering onsite testing. Please note that the fee to register for the ISEE is in addition to the application fee. When registration opens, you will be notified, and a link to register will be found on your child’s OCC Admission Progress tab.

Various registration options are listed below for your convenience:
  • Applicants who register online to take the test at a participating school pay a registration fee of $105. Please see the ISEE website for a complete list of participating schools.
  • ISEE charges additional fees for late registration, telephone registration, and testing conducted at participating Prometric Centers. Additional information is available on the ISEE website.

Step 5 - Schedule your child's shadow day

Students spend a portion of the school day with current CCES students in the classroom. After your child’s application has been submitted, log back in to the OCC and navigate to the Admission Progress tab to schedule their Shadow Day.

Step 6 - Submit South Carolina Immunization Records and Birth Certificate

These may be uploaded to the OCC on your child’s checklist or mailed, emailed, or faxed to the admission office any time after the application has been submitted. Additional information is available on the OCC via your child’s Admission Progress tab.

Step 6 – Track Your Application Progress

You can monitor your child’s admission checklist at any time by logging in to the OCC and clicking the Admission Progress tab. Here you will be able to view which items have been completed for your child’s application.

All steps in the admission process must be complete before the applicant’s file can be forwarded to the Admission Committee for consideration. Applicants whose files are complete by the last day of January will be notified of admission in March.  Following this date, completed applicant files will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Additional Information for International Applicants

  • There are not additional fees 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 not required but encouraged.
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.

 

 
Applications for the 2016-17 school year are open.
Applications for the 2017-18 school year open October 1st.

 

 

Admission Dates 2016-2017

Online Application Opens

Oct. 1

Director's Group Tour

Oct. 20
Lower School: 9:30 am
Middle School: 9:00 am
Upper School: 8:30 am

All School Open House
(Grades P - 12)

Nov. 15, 9:30 am & 6 pm

Application Priority Deadline

Dec. 1

Director's Group Tour

Dec. 8
Lower School: 9:30 am
Middle School: 9:00 am    Upper School: 8:30 am

Primer Group Testing

Jan. 10, 9:30 am
Jan. 13, 9:30 am
Jan. 17, 9:30 am
Jan. 20, 9:30 am

All School Open House (Grades P-12) 

 Jan. 12, 9:30 am

1st Grade Group Testing

Jan. 26, 9:30 am

2nd Grade Group Testing

Jan. 27, 9:30 am

Grades 5-12 Admission Testing 

Jan 28, 8:30 am 

All School Open House
(Grades P-12)

Apr. 27, 9:30 am

Admission Criteria

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

  1. 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.
  2. Applications are accepted throughout the year but are strongly recommended by December 1, 2016.
  3. Waiting list status for a particular grade terminates October 15, 2017. If a space becomes available after October 15, 2017 the application process must be renewed. For admission in a subsequent year, the application process must also be renewed.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Policies

Non-Discrimination Policy

Christ Church Episcopal School 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 programs, financial aid or other programs, or other school-administered programs and activities.

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).

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.