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Criteria

Students are selected for admission to Grace Episcopal School on the basis on the following criteria: developmental maturity, academic readiness and qualification, affiliation with Grace Episcopal School or Grace Episcopal Church, affiliation with another Episcopal Church, diversity, gender balance, and the appropriateness of the match between the family and the school.  To assist in the assessment of each applicant, the application process involves an interview, observation, and testing. Consideration is given to achievement testing, a writing sample, and teacher recommendations.  Students applying for Pre-School and Kindergarten are required to participate in a readiness assessment.   
 
In all cases, the school retains the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether to select a student for admission or to re-enroll a student.  The Admissions Committee makes recommendations to the Head of School, who has the ultimate authority and sole discretion in the decision for admission of a student.  All information gathered during the admissions process is confidential and the sole property of Grace Episcopal School.
 
Date of birth requirements for enrollment with Grace Episcopal School are:
  • PreK-2 students must turn 2 by September 30th of their enrolling year.
  • PreK-3 students must turn 3 by September 30th of their enrolling year.
  • For first grade, students must turn 6 by September 30th to begin the school year.
 
A students’ application is complete when the following is returned to the Director of Admissions.
  • Application for Admission
  • Application Fee ($25)
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Report Cards from the most recent grading period
  • Latest Standardized Test Report
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of a Current State of Louisiana Immunization Form (LINKS)
 
Grace Episcopal School admits qualified, mission-appropriate students.  The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability in the administration of its admissions, hiring, and educational policies; financial aid programs; athletic and other school-administered programs.  All persons are invited to apply.

Tuition & Fees

Academic Year 2021-2022
 
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT APPLICATION FEE:  $25.00 per student paid with the submission of an application.  This is a non-refundable fee.  The Prospective Student Application Fee does not guarantee admission to Grace Episcopal School.
 
FEES & CHARGES:
Registration Fee of $500.00 per student.  This is a non-refundable deposit.
Technology/STEAM Fee of $250 - annual, due August 10, 2020 (PK3-6th Grade)
Smart Tuition Enrollment Fee - $50 annual per family (drafted July 10, 2020)  Additionally, there is a $30 per family Smart Tuition processing fee for a semi-annual payment, and $10 per month fee for the 10-month and 12-month draft options. 
MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNTS: Discounts only apply to younger sibling(s) as follows: 10% discount for the second child, 15% discount for the third child, and 20% discount for the fourth child.  The discounted rate caps at 20% for additional children enrolled.
 
PAYMENT PLANS:  Grace Episcopal School offers three payment plans.  The payment plans presume the $300 Registration Fee has been paid.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
Annual Payment:  Due July 10, 2021
Semi-Annual Payment:  Due July 10, 2021, and November 10, 2022
10 Payment Bank Draft: (Payments drafted on the 10th of the month from July 2021 through April 2022)
12 Payment Bank Draft: Payments drafted on the 10th of the month from July 2021 through June 2022)
 
**Includes an annual finance fee. 
******Financial Assistance is available for grades K-6.  
 
Applications for financial assistance for the 2021-22 Academic Year are due by May 15, 2021.

FAQs

No. While Grace is a mission of Grace Episcopal Church, our students have diverse religious backgrounds.

Grace is a Christianity based school and all teachings uphold and enforce these beliefs and values. Chapel services are Episcopal in nature, while religion classes are based on the Bible.

Yes, chapel and religion classes are required of all Grace students.

Yes. Students in Pre-K 3 through Grade 8 do wear uniforms.

Yes. For the 2018-2019 academic year, lunches will be offered Monday through Thursday by Picadilly. There will be nutritional diverse lunch offerings for $5.00 each. On Fridays, the 8th grade parents offer different "fast food" options, usually pizza or Chick-Fil-A. Lunches are ordered through the class of 2021, and proceeds are used to offset the end of the year 8th grade trip.

Students must turn 3 by September 30th of their enrolling year. For first grade, students must turn 6 by September 30th to begin the school year.

Waiting lists vary by grade level.

Applicants in all grades are given an entrance assessment.  For the Pre-K and Kindergarten students, this assessment is conducted by a teacher in the classroom and aims to gage the school readiness of the child. Areas included in the assessment are: Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Cognitive Development, Math/Pre-Math Skills, Reading/Writing Readiness, Social and Emotional Readiness, and Speech Development.

Financial Assistance is available on a need basis.

The student/faculty ratio for 2018-19 school year is 8:1. The average class size is for a Pre-K or Kindergarten class is 15 students with a teacher and an assistant in each classroom. The average class size for grades 1 through 5 is 16 students per classroom. The average class size for grades 6 through 8 is 10 students per classroom.

At this time transportation is not available.

Visit Us

The best way to get to know Grace Episcopal School is to visit and see our teachers and students in action.  We offer small group tours for parents throughout the year and also host 2 Open Houses for new families during the year.

If you are interested in visiting our school please call 318-322-5837 to schedule a tour.

Why Grace?

We love our children, and we feel that the most important gift we can give them is the kind of education that Grace provides.

-Leigh and Bart Liles

Events

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