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.
1. Attend an admissions Open House
Parents are required to attend one of these designated Open House Informational Meetings, which are held at scheduled times throughout the year. Admission packets may only be obtained at these meetings. Open enrollment for new families begins in February.
2. Read/Pray/Complete Forms
Read required books 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. PARENT Interview
Once the admissions packet is received and references are contacted, we will schedule a parent 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 the parent interview.
4. student assessment
First grade students through twelfth grade students will complete an assessment Any recent test scores may be submitted for review. Additional testing may be required at the school’s discretion.
After evaluation of the assessment and parent interview, if all parties believe that Sterling will be a successful fit for the student, Sterling sends an acceptance letter along with other enrollment/course registration forms. Upon return of the course registration packet, you 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.
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