Admissions


Admission Information packets are available from the Admissions Office or you can print the admissions profile packet from your computer. To receive information about our admissions process online, complete the Admissions Inquiry form. You may also call (912) 351-0700 to request the packet via mail or email our admissions department at admissions@calvarydayschool.com. To begin your application, complete our online Admissions Application form.

PRIVATE TOURS

If you would like to arrange a campus tour, please call the Admissions Office at (912) 351-0700 and we will arrange an appointment for you to tour the campus.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete the online application and submit all required records, forms, documents, and the application fee. You will be notified at a later date to schedule a time for the entrance test to be administered. The registration fee is due at acceptance.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

Entering Pre-K students are given the K-SEALS Diagnostic Instrument by Lower School Principal Marianne Chase. The assessment lasts approximately 15 minutes.

KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

The Kindergarten Diagnostic Instrument (KDI-2) is administered to kindergarten students for entrance into Calvary Day School. You will be notified of your child’s admission status as soon as the exam has been scored.

CONDITIONS FOR ENROLLMENT

Admission will be based upon data gathered from:

  • previous academic, discipline, and social records, as well as testing results
  • references, if requested, from the current school
  • interview with parents and applicant, if requested by the school

No decision on admission can be made until the information listed above has been acquired. Parents will be notified as to the dates of the interview and testing.

AGE

  • Children entering Pre-K must be four years old on or before September 1st.
  • Children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1st.
  • Children entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1st.

HEALTH FORMS REQUIRED

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten: For entering Pre-K students, a current Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) is required by law to be on file on or before the first day of school. A Student Health Services Form (filled out online or on paper) is also required. For entering kindergarten students, a current Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231), Georgia Form 3300 (Eye, Ear, Dental, Nutrition), and a Student Health Services Form (filled out online or on paper) are required to be on file on or before the first day of school.

Grades 1-12: Students are required by law to have a copy of Georgia Form 3300 (Eye, Ear, Dental, Nutrition) and a current Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) on file on or before the first day of school. Also, a Student Health Services Form must be filled out online or on paper each school year. Students in grades 5-12 participating on a school-sponsored team must turn in completed Calvary Day Athletic Participation Forms.

Immunizations: All students must have two varicella vaccinations. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, students born on or after January 1, 2002 must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of meningococcal vaccine. When your child receives new immunizations, please update his/her record with the nurse.

Foreign Exchange Students: All foreign exchange students must abide by the health requirements as stipulated under the Form I-20 for the F1 visa.

PARENTAL COMMITMENT TO CALVARY DAY SCHOOL

As the parent of a Calvary Day School (CDS) student, I am committed:

  • to accept CDS teacher and administrative authority.
  • to support the Christian philosophy of education as taught at CDS.
  • to support the policies of CDS as stated in the student handbooks (Lower School/Upper School).
  • to support CDS policies regarding the dress code and discipline.
  • to attend parent meetings and to lend my support to the programs of CDS.
  • to volunteer time and assistance, as able, when requested.
  • to follow God’s line of authority: When differences of opinion exist, I first will go to the person with whom I have a problem. If not resolved, I will then go with the individual to his or her supervisor (Matthew 18:15-17).
  • to pay tuition when it is due.
  • to pay a handling charge of $25.00 if a bank draft check is returned.

REGISTRATION FEE

This annual fee includes the cost of all instructional materials, insurance during school hours, and supplies used by the office staff and teachers. This fee is due at the time the student is admitted and at re-enrollment each year. If the student has to withdraw due to moving from Chatham County before school starts in the fall, 75% of this fee will be refunded. There is no refund for those students who withdraw and remain in the county.

TUITION FEE

If entering on or after September 1st, prorated tuition is charged. Tuition is a yearly fee, and can be paid utilizing one of three payment options:

  • Pay in advance by August 1st and receive a 2% discount.
  • Pay ten installments through automated bank drafts beginning in July and ending in April. Withdrawals occur on the 20th day of the month.
  • Pay twelve installments through automated bank drafts beginning in June and ending in May. Withdrawals occur on the 20th day of the month.

TECHNOLOGY FEE

The non-refundable technology fee is due at the time of registration. This fee helps to cover the cost of new technology such as Promethean Boards, computers, classroom projectors, software licensing, printers, and maintenance of all networking systems. We are proud to be a 1 to 1 Google for Education school providing tablets and Chromebooks to all students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Students completing two years at Calvary Day School are allowed to keep their school issued Chromebook upon graduation.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Congratulations — you have taken the first step in the admissions process at Calvary Day School. When you are ready to apply, you can either come to the Admissions Office to pick up your admissions packet, or you can download the necessary forms from a computer at your convenience.

If you choose to download the forms, please read the admissions profile packet, print and fill out the application, and then bring the completed application, along with the necessary records, forms, documents, and the application fee, to the Admissions Office. The following are required in the admissions process:

  • admissions application and application fee
  • admissions profile packet
  • copy of child’s birth certificate
  • copy of Georgia Form 3300 (grades K-12 only), Georgia Form 3231, and the Student Health Services Form
  • copy of the past 2 years’ worth of academic records, at a minimum
  • copy of discipline report (if applicable)
  • copy of specialized testing (such as CRCT, ITBS, Terra Nova)
  • copy of court order (if applicable)
  • copy of Calvary Day Athletic Participation Forms for students in grades 5-12 participating in school-sponsored sports

Once the Admissions Office receives the application, application fee, and the appropriate records, forms, and documents, we will schedule an entrance exam. All students, Pre-K through grade 12, are required to take an entrance exam. Once the exam is scored, it typically takes about 5 to 10 business days to review the academic file. If the Admissions Office needs to contact the current school to request grades, the process could take longer.

Thank you for your interest in Calvary Day School. We look forward to calling you a Cavalier!