Admissions Policy and Procedures
Santa Fe Christian Schools (SFCS) admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all 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, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition grant program, athletic and other school administered programs.
Santa Fe Christian Schools has been established on the biblical principle that God has given parents the primary responsibility for educating their children. The school enters into a partnership with parents and Christian educators to teach academics in the context of a Christian world-view.
The policy of SFCS is to offer enrollment to students of Christian parents who desire a Bible-based, college preparatory education for their children.
SFCS is a non-denominational school and is not affiliated with any church. It is the policy of SFCS to admit families who share and support our statement of faith, including but not limited to, the following churches: Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and non-denominational churches.
SFCS strives to keep families together by giving priority consideration to qualified siblings, alumni, faculty and present SFCS pre-school students.
Santa Fe Christian Schools reserves the right to select students and families on the basis of academic performance, Christian commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Santa Fe Christian Schools’ administration and policies. Therefore, SFCS reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue the enrollment of a student on the basis of, but not necessarily limited to, sexual immorality, sexual orientation, or inability to support the moral principles of the school.
We are happy to clarify our admissions policies and procedures, however due to the confidential nature of the admissions process, we are unable to discuss specific details. All questions regarding committee decisions shall be handled by the Director of Admissions.
Inquiry – By phone, web, or in person
Open House – Wed from 10am to 12pm on: November 14, December 12, January 16, February 6, March 6, April 10, May 1, June 12
Personal Campus Tour – Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays 9am-12pm
Completed Application – Submit by deadline
Student School Visit (shadow day) – Optional for 5th-12th graders
Entrance Assessments – Hosted at SFC and scheduled by Admissions Office. A small group observation may be required for Lower School students to determine readiness.
Family Interview – Both parents preferred and the applicant
Admissions Committee Meets – Decision to accept, deny, or wait pool
Parent Notification of Admission Decisions – Applicants will receive decision in writing
Official Enrollment – Online registration paperwork and payment
Apply to Return After Not Re-Enrolling
If parents choose to not re-enroll during the re-registration timeframe and later reverse their decision, they must apply for re-admission to the school through the Admissions Office. Current documentation may be required. The requests for re-admission are reviewed AFTER the current round of new applicants is complete and granted if there is space available. Student and parent(s) must interview with the respective principal. Should re-admittance be approved, the family will be asked to complete the necessary enrollment paperwork, pay the late fee and the tuition deposit.
Apply to Return After Withdrawal
Returning students/families must meet criteria relating to their original reason for leaving. If there is an outstanding balance, all past tuition and fees must be paid. The school reserves the right to ask for payment in full if deemed advisable considering the parent’s payment history. In the case of a student with learning differences who has been in a differentiated school setting or a student who was not academically successful at SFCS and took classes in a non-traditional setting (homeschool, on-line, one-on-one private instruction), current test results, conferences/reports from the current school and possible observation of the student in a classroom setting may be used to determine whether SFCS is academically suitable for this student. Students and families who move away and then return to the area, must meet all admission standards including testing and tuition paid, etc. They will be evaluated equally with all new applicants in that round. Entrance testing is necessary if the student is moving from one school division to another. (Lower School to Middle or Middle School to Upper). The admissions committee may require a student at any grade level take the entrance test for evaluative purposes. A family interview with a principal or administrator is necessary for all students requesting re-admission.
Re-admission into the school will be based upon available space and qualification of the student. Space in a class is not guaranteed.
Students wishing to apply for re-admission within one school year of leaving, need to pay a $50 re-activation fee and submit all necessary forms needed to update the admissions file. The applicant/family will be evaluated equally with all new applicants in that round of admissions.
Students wishing to apply for re-admission after one school year need to pay the $125 application fee, submit a new application and complete all the steps for admission. The applicant/family will be evaluated equally with all new applicants in that round of admissions.