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Admissions Process

The admissions process is designed not to be exclusive but to be inclusive of families who strongly desire a classical, Christian education with an emphasis on character development and parental involvement.

Students seeking admission are evaluated on the basis of their report cards, admission questionnaires, interview, and potential to perform satisfactorily academically at Sterling. Decisions are made with this primary focus of whether or not the prospective student will have a good opportunity for success.

Sterling Classical School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance, athletics, or any other school administered programs.

Admissions Procedure

1. Attend an admissions Presentation/tour

Parents are required to attend one of these designated Informational Meetings, which will be held at scheduled times throughout the year. Admission packets may only be obtained at these meetings.

2. Read/Pray/Complete Forms

Read required book on classical and Christian education, in addition to becoming familiar with the Charlotte Mason philosophy. Prayerfully consider your family’s needs for education and whether those needs would be best met by Sterling Classical School. If you decide to enroll, refer to the instructions and forms included in the admissions packet.

3. Family Interview

Once the admissions packet is received and references are contacted, each family will set up a family interview for the purpose of discussing the compatibility of family goals and the school’s methods and philosophy. Parents will need to have read the required reading prior to the scheduling of a family interview.

4. Placement Testing

Your child will participate in placement testing, typically scheduled after the family interview. Any recent test scores may be submitted for review. Additional testing may be required at the school’s discretion.

5. Acceptance

Sterling sends an acceptance letter along with a course registration request form. Upon return of the course registration form, your child will receive a registration confirmation along with an invoice for tuition. Tuition must be paid in full or a tuition plan must be set up with FACTS within ten days in order for your child’s registration to be completed. Acceptance and registration does not automatically confirm a requested course schedule.

6. Finalize Schedule

Before the first week of classes, you will receive a Course Schedule Confirmation with your child’s course schedule and room/teacher assignments.