When is the admissions deadline?
+ At NCCS, we follow a rolling admissions calendar, meaning that we accept applications throughout the year, as space allows. Students are accepted during the school year following admissions guidelines, taking into consideration the best outcome for the student and the school.
Does my child have to be tested for admissions?
+ In order to adequately ascertain the academic compatability of prospective students and to place them appropriately within our school community, all applicants for 1st through 12th grade are tested for admissions, unless they have taken a nationally standardized test within the past year and have acceptable scores. Applicants in K4 & K5 participate in a readiness assessment.
How long does the admissions process take?
+ Typically, the admissions process takes from one to two weeks, from the time the application is submitted until final acceptance. Once the application is submitted, the school will request documentation and recommendations directly from the sources listed on the application. Testing is also then set up, as well as a shadow day, if desired. Once all required information has been received and reviewed, the admissions decision will be communicated. Our admissions team is happy to answer any further questions that may arise throughout the application process.
Can I afford North Cobb Christian School?
+ It is our sincere desire to make an academically excellent, authentic Christian education accessible to as many families as possible, training up students who will impact our world for Christ. At NCCS, we work diligently to offer the very best in academic, athletics and arts programs while keeping our tuition as low as possible. While investing in an independent Christian education for your child is a decision you will never regret, we also acknowledge and understand the financial sacrifice this entails for many families.
This is why NCCS offers financial aid to families who are able to contribute a substantial amount towards tuition but are unable to afford the full cost. As a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), NCCS does not award scholarships but offers need-based financial aid. Financial-aid awards are available to qualifying families with students in K5 through 12th grade on a year-by-year basis. A specified amount of aid is budgeted each year based on enrollment, budget, and other considerations, as detailed by our full Financial Aid Policy. All awards are kept completely confidential and administered through a third-party organization.
We also offer three tuition payment schedules, to help accommodate budget preferences via one-time, three-time, or 10-time tuition payment plans. If you desire a biblically based, college-preparatory education for your child, we strongly encourage you to begin the admissions process. Our admissions team provides financial counsel to families on an individual basis, sharing opportunities and strategies that have made a NCCS education a reality for many students. It is our sincere hope that our school family might become the home for your family, and we are committed to helping you navigate the financial commitment.
Is North Cobb Christian School equipped to handle students with learning differences?
+ Student needs are assessed on an individual basis during the admissions process, with the best possible outcome for the student in mind. NCCS does offer the Moving Forward * program, in addition to RISE* in Lower School; a full scope of advanced classes in Middle School; and honors, AP and Dual Enrollment courses in Upper School.
*Some auxillary student support programs are subject to additional fees to cover the cost.
How will my Middle or Upper School student find his or her classes on the first day of school?
+ Before the school year begins, NCCS hosts a special event called Meet the Teacher, during which students can come in and walk through their schedules. At this time, they are able to meet their teachers, find their lockers, and walk the route to each class. Parents are welcome to attend, as well! In addition, each new Middle and Upper School student is assigned a buddy (a current NCCS student) to help them through their first day of school.
Do NCCS students wear uniforms?
+ At NCCS, students in junior kindergarten through 8th grade wear uniforms. Preschoolers in K3 and K4 do not wear uniforms. Students in Upper School follow a standard of appearance that allows them to make individual decisions about their appearance while reflecting the values and standards of our school family.
What if I go to a large church and the pastor doesn’t know my child well enough to complete the pastoral/community recommendation form?
+ The pastoral/community recommendation form can be completed by any character reference who knows your family well, including a Sunday school teacher, coach, former / current teacher, or family friend, in addition to your church's pastor.
Still have questions? We'd love to answer them. Please feel free to contact our admissions team at 770-975-0252 any time!