Our admission process is designed to help us learn more about your student and for you to learn more about us. Here is an overview of that process. Please feel free to contact us at any point with any questions you may have.
Visit. Attend an Open House and/or schedule a personal tour of the campus. Many parents also find it helpful especially for older students to shadow a host student for a half day (or longer if desired); this gives your student a taste of life at GPCS. Tours and school day visits are easily scheduled by calling the Main Office at 207-767-5123.
Apply. Complete the Online Application and the supplemental application materials (bottom of online application page) required in addition to the online application. The alternative to the online application is to obtain an Admission Packet by one of three ways: 1) downloading the forms, 2) completing the Information Request Form available on this website, or 3) by calling the Main Office at 207-767-5123 to request a packet. The application fee of $25/student may be paid at the end of the online application or paid by check to the Main Office. This fee is nonrefundable unless the school declines to enroll the applicant.
Screening. After the application materials and New Student Application Fee have been received by GPCS, you will be contacted to set an appointment for placement screening. We want to ensure the right fit for your student, both academically and socially. All applicants for Kindergarten are given a screening test to ensure readiness for our program, and the results are reviewed with the parents. Students entering grades 1 – 12 undergo screening to determine grade level upon entrance to GPCS, which is discussed at the admission interview.
Interview. After all application materials and screening results have been received and reviewed, custodial parents and students meet with the admission committee for an interview. Attendance by all custodial parents is preferred and strongly encouraged. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you and your student while you learn about our philosophical, spiritual, and academic standards. This also provides you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about our school.
Acceptance. The admission committee makes decisions based on family and student compatibility with the GPCS mission, program, policies, and resources. Parents will be notified at the earliest possible time about the committee’s decision. Once accepted, the Registration Fee of $125/student is due within 30 days in order to reserve your child’s place. After acceptance, there are other forms (e.g., health information, tuition agreement) that parents must complete and sign. All forms must be received by the Main Office before students may attend school.
Parental Response. Financial assistance application instructions are in the Tuition & Fees Agreement form. The GPCS Business Office communicates financial aid decisions; this process is separate from admission decisions. Complete and submit your Tuition Agreement form and submit with the $125/student nonrefundable Registration Fee within 30 days of acceptance in order to reserve your student’s place at GPCS.