Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will PCS begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year?

A: October 1, 2018

Q: What is Early Admission?

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.

 

Q: What is the timeline for Early Admission?

A:  Applications are due by October 31, 2018 to be included in the Early Admission process. Acceptance letters will be sent between November 27, 2018 and December 15, 2018. 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.

Q: What is Regular Admission?

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.

Q: What is the timeline for Regular Admission?

A: Applications are due by January 31, 2019. Acceptance letters will be sent out between February 12, 2019 and March 15, 2019. 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.

Q: What does a completed application include?

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.

Q: I've submitted my child's application, now what?

A: You will receive an email from PCS to schedule a Parent Interview/Student Evaluation on either November 15th or 16th for early admission or on February 7th for regular admission. This is a half-day process.

Q: What can I expect at the Parent Interview/Student Evaluation?

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 children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade will meet with one of our teachers for the student evaluation which will take 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.

Q: Who needs to fill out the Teacher Recommendation form?

A: If your child is entering Kindergarten or 1st 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.

Q: What is PCS's yearly tuition?

A: $12,400 per year for 2018-2019

Q: Should I apply for financial aid/sliding scale tuition?

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.