We are delighted that you are considering Grace Academy for your child’s education! We understand the process of determining the right school for your child can be overwhelming. We are here to help you every step of the way; and we really mean that! Our Director of Admissions or Head of School would be more than happy to personally meet with you for a visit or even pray with you. We also welcome you to join us for Meet Us Monday (held on campus the first Monday of every month), so you can personally experience a glimpse of life at Grace Academy.
We invite you to familiarize yourself with our admissions process outlined below. Again, if you have any questions or would like more information, don’t hesitate to call (512) 864-9500 or email email@example.com. We look forward to getting to know you and your student personally as you consider Grace Academy.
Submit an online application for admission and a $150 application fee (non-refundable). As part of the application, parents are required to submit an affirmation of faith and Christian testimony and also affirm their agreement with Grace Academy’s mission statement and Statement of Faith. Supporting documents for the application include a copy of the student’s birth certificate, a pastoral reference form, and teacher/principal questionnaires and a school records release when applicable. Applicants to grades 6-12 also complete a student questionnaire.
Once the application and supporting documents are complete, students applying to grades K-4 participate in on-campus evaluations. Students applying to grades 5-12 take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). More information about ISEE testing can be found at www.iseetest.org. To have your student’s ISEE results shared with Grace Academy, please use our ISEE number: 447600.
The final step of the admission process is a parent interview with the Admissions Committee. The interview is a vital part of the admissions process, and it is our strong desire that both parents attend the interview, as it provides an opportunity for extended personal conversation as well as a generous time for questions. Prior to the interview both parents are required to read Dr. Christopher Perrin’s An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents. Upper school students, applying to grades 6-12, have a student interview as well.
In order to meet the priority application deadline of February 1, most families begin exploring Grace Academy during the fall prior to the academic school year they hope to enroll. If an application is submitted by February 1 and student testing is completed by mid-February, an admission decision can be expected by mid-March. After priority admission decisions are completed, applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis and as space is available. If an applicant meets all the criteria for admission to a class that is full, the student can be put in a waiting pool and will be admitted as space becomes available.