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The Application Process


INQUIRE
We want to know about you right away!  Complete the online inquiry, or call the Admission Office to share your contact information with us.  We want you to share your interests and questions with us, so we can tailor your exploration of Christchurch to suit YOU.

 
INTERVIEW
Contact the Admission Office by phone 804.758.2306, e-mail or online visit request. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday by appointment at either 9:00 am or 2:00 pm, preferably while school is in session. Interviews include a campus tour and meetings with teachers, students, and administrators, in addition to the Admission Office staff.  This interview is an opportunity for you to experience our beautiful campus and gain a better sense of our welcoming school community.

APPLY
Please apply online at Christchurchschool.org.  The non-refundable application fee ($50.00 for domestic/$100.00 for international) can be paid by credit card through the application portal.

A successful applicant to Christchurch School should have good teacher recommendations, and the academic transcript should indicate that he/she is capable of working and thinking on or above grade level.  We are very interested in applicants who demonstrate a desire to attend Christchurch and who wish to involve themselves in extracurricular pursuits and work hard on their studies.  Christchurch is a wonderful option for students who wish to work hard to enter college as mature and prepared young adults.
 
TAKE THE SSAT
Register online for the Secondary School Admission Test at www.ssat.org.  Be sure to request that your scores be sent directly to Christchurch (SSAT Code #2422) when you register to take the test.  Refer to SSAT for national testing dates.  If you wish to schedule a non-national test date, the SSAT FLEX test can be administered at Christchurch School.  All testing requires pre-registration through SSAT.  If you are unable to schedule yourself for the SSAT, or if you have questions, contact the Admission Office. Find the SSAT Registration Deadline Calendar here.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRANSCRIPTS
Download supplemental recommendation forms and transcript/testing request forms here.   Distribute Teacher Recommendation forms and Transcript/Testing Request form to the candidate’s current school.  Be sure that the correct second page of the recommendation is attached to the corresponding recommendation form.  These confidential recommendations and transcripts should be returned directly to the Admission Office at Christchurch School.
 
LEARNING SKILLS PROGRAM (LSP) APPLICANTS
Christchurch School offers one of the nation’s best learning support programs for students diagnosed with mild learning differences or who may need regular support in a specific academic area.  If interested, please submit your child’s most recent psychological-educational testing evaluation with the application.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
All students whose primary language is not English and who may need English as a second language support are required to take the TOEFL (Code #1634) in addition to the SSAT (Code #2422). Applicants with a TOEFL score of 85 or above will be in the most competitive position to gain acceptance for enrollment at Christchurch. We also accept the ITEP andIELTS score report.  Please request that your scores be sent directly to Christchurch School.


A COMPLETE APPLICATION CONSISTS OF:
 
+ The Application and fee
+ Student and Parent Questionnaires
+ Math and English teacher Recommendations
+ School Administrator Recommendation
+ Transcript with Standardized Testing Scores
+ SSAT Score Report
+ An interview with the candidate and their family
+ Supplemental reports deemed necessary by the Admission Committee.

Once we have received the completed application, the Admission Committee will meet within two weeks and respond with an admission decision.
 
Each of the Church Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. As a related organization of the Episcopal Church, Church Schools respects the applicable policies and governing principles of the Episcopal Church pertaining to nondiscrimination.

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306