Frequently Asked Questions
A: October 2, 2017
A: Early Admission is for families who want to send their child to PCS the following school year and want to secure their spot. Most seats are filled during Early Admission.
A: Applications are due by October 31, 2017 to be included in the Early Admission process. Acceptance letters will be sent between November 21, 2017 and December 15, 2017. If your child is accepted through Early Admission, then you will be expected to pay a 10% deposit two weeks after you receive your acceptance email to hold your child’s seat.
A: Regular Admission is for families who are not yet sure if Philadelphia Classical School is the school for their child and have pursued other options in case there is no seat available.
A: Applications are due by January 31, 2018. Acceptance letters will be sent out between February 12, 2018 and March 15, 2018. If your child is accepted to Philadelphia Classical School, then you will be expected to pay a 10% deposit two weeks after you receive your acceptance email to hold your child’s seat.
A: Online application, $60 non-refundable application fee, teacher recommendation(s), birth certificate, and financial aid (if applicable). Grades 1-7 require a transcript from their previous year of school. Grades 3-7 require a writing sample of their best finished work.
A: You will receive an email from PCS to schedule a Parent Interview/Student Evaluation on either November 16th or 17th for early admission or on February 8th for regular admission. This is a half-day process.
A: The PCS Head of School and/or Principal will meet with the child’s parent(s)/guardian(s) to get to know a little more about your family and your child. During this time your child will meet with one of our teachers for the student evaluation for 30 minutes. The student does not need to prepare for this and it is conducted as an interactive conversation between the teacher and student. Also, at another designated time, that day your child will be put into a small group with other applicants for a classroom evaluation. If you have a child entering 2nd-7th grade the student will be invited to spend a half-day in one of our classrooms.
A: If your child is entering Kindergarten or First Grade, then the form should be filled out by a teacher or an adult who has supervised the child for a considerable amount of time. If your child is entering 2nd grade or higher then please have a previous teacher fill out the form.
A: $12,400 per year
A: Households with an annual income of less than $150,000 are eligible for PCS Financial Aid at this time. Applying for financial aid does not guarantee that financial assistance will be awarded.