Where is the Admission Office located on campus?
The Admission Office is located on the Chatham Parkway campus in the first building on the left. Visitor parking is reserved in front of the building. Visitors can also park in the Upper School parking lot during the school day. If you get lost, please do not hesitate to ask anyone on campus or call the Admission Office for assistance.
In what grades are students admitted?
SCPS accepts students in grades PreK through eleventh. SCPS does not accept local students for twelfth grade.
How old does my child have to be to apply to PreK or Kindergarten?
SCPS suggested birthday cut off is August 1; however, we will test all students to see what is best for each one.
What opportunities are there to visit the campus?
We invite you to take advantage of the many opportunities to visit our campus during the application process. Several Open Houses are held in mid-November through January. We offer small group tours for parents who cannot make it to an Open House. Reservations are required. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule your small group tour date. Classroom visitations, also known as shadow dates, are available for all applicants. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule a shadow date.
When can my child visit the campus?
Students applying are welcome to attend Open House with their parents, join their parents for a scheduled tour, or participate in a classroom visit. Any extracurricular event, such as a game, a play, or concert, is a great opportunity for applicants of all ages to become familiar with SCPS.
Can I or my child visit a classroom?
During a scheduled tour, families will visit several classrooms. Classroom visitations are also available for students during the shadow visit.
Does SCPS offer an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) program?
SCPS participates in the Advanced Placement (AP) program and offers 12 AP courses in the Upper School. These classes are one way for students to build an appropriately rigorous curriculum, distinguish themselves in the college admission process, and challenge themselves with demanding content and skills. Students who do well on the nationally standardized year-end exam may earn college credit. SCPS does not offer an International Baccalaureate program.
How much is the Book Fee and/or Registration Fee?
There is no Book Fee. There is a Registration Fee that is due once the student is accepted.
Do you offer financial aid?
SCPS offers need-based financial aid. For more information on affording an SCPS education, please visit our Financial Aid page.
What is the application process like for out-of-town applicants?
Please begin by calling the Admission Office to explain the timeline of your relocation. Each case is handled individually, depending on the nature of the relocation. We take special care to make the application process as smooth as possible for families with this added challenge.
Are SCPS students required to wear uniforms?
Yes, all SCPS students are required to wear a uniform. Uniforms are available at four local uniform shops. See the Student Uniforms page for more details.
When does the school day begin and end?
New Times for the 2017-2018 School Year
Lower School (PK-K) 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Lower School (Grades 1-5) 8:00 am – 2:45 pm
Middle School 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Upper School 8:20 am – 3:15 pm
Is SCPS religiously affiliated?
SCPS is a non-denominational independent school. We honor God in an atmosphere that is rooted in Judeo-Christian beliefs and is further enriched by a variety of religious traditions.
I have so many questions still! Who should I ask?
The Admissions Office’s primary goal is to get to know each applicant family as thoroughly as possible, and for the applicant family to get to know us. Debbie Fairbanks, Director of Admissions, is available to answer all questions via phone, e-mail, or with a personal meeting. Small group or individual tours are also a good opportunity to discuss any personal questions. If there is something that the application does not convey about your child, if you have questions about standardized testing, if you have questions that may be unique to your family, or if any have other questions arise during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Director of Admissions
Debbie Fairbanks ’81