Frequently Asked Questions
A: October 1, 2020
A: Early Admission is for incoming Kindergarten 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: Admission applications, all required documentation and financial aid applications(if applicable) are due by October 31, 2020 to be included in the Early Admission process. Acceptance letters will be sent between November 23, 2020 and December 18, 2020. 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 Kindergarten 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. The Regular Admission process is also for students applying to 1st and up.
A: Completed applications, all required documentation and financial aid applications are due by January 31, 2021. Acceptance letters will be sent out between April 1, 2020 and April 20, 2020. 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 ($125 for grades 3rd and up) non-refundable application fee, teacher recommendation(s), birth certificate, and financial aid (if applicable). Grades 1-11 require a transcript from their previous year of school. Grades 3-11 require a writing sample of their best finished work.
A: Kindergarten applicants will receive an email from PCS to schedule a Parent Partnership Meeting*/Student Evaluation* on either November 12th or 13th for early admission or on February 19th for regular admission. This is a half-day process. Applicants for all other grades will be scheduled to visit* PCS on a day in February.
*The meetings, evaluations and visits will all follow Covid protocols and may be conducted in person or over video conference. The PCS Admission Coordinator will send out more information regarding these meetings as they approach.
A: The PCS Head of School 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 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 1st grade or higher the student will be invited to spend a day in one of our classrooms.
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.
A: $13,856 per year for 2021-2022
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.