Admission Procedures and Policies
Briarcrest Christian School seeks to enroll students who are capable of and committed to success in the total educational program of the school. Admission to Briarcrest is selective and is based on factors which include previous school performance, teacher recommendations, testing results, and a record of exemplary behavior at home, in school, and in the community.
Financial assistance is available for those families who demonstrate financial need as determined by submitting the Parent's Financial Statement to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid in Princeton, New Jersey. Financial aid forms may be obtained from the Briarcrest Admissions Office.
Early Childhood (Preschool–Senior Kindergarten)
All applicants for Preschool–Senior Kindergarten will be screened with an evaluation instrument of the school's choice. The recommended birthdate cutoff for admission is June 1 of the school year the students wishes to enter. However, prospective students with birthdays after June 1 may be evaluated for admission under certain circumstances. Early childhood students should be able to use the bathroom independently without assistance (excluding Little Saints).
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Briarcrest welcomes students without regard to race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin or religious affiliation. Briarcrest welcomes your questions about our school and encourages you to schedule a campus visit by calling our Admissions Office at (901) 765-4605.
Grades 1-12 Applicant Requirements
- Current Briarcrest Christian School Kindergarten students will be evaluated before the Admissions Committee recommends placement in Grade 1.
- Maintains a "C" average or above in academic grades or evidence of satisfactory academic performance if grades are not available.
- Grades 1-4 must attain a composite achievement score on a nationally-normed standardized achievement test at the 50th percentile or higher. Recent test results within the last 18 months are acceptable.
- Grades 5-12 must attain a composite achievement score at the 50th percentile or higher on a nationally-normed standardized achievement test: (CPT4) or (ISEE). Upon receipt of CPT4 test results, our Guidance Office will determine if further testing is needed. If so, you will need to register to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Please visit www.iseetest.org for specific test sites and dates. It is the applicant's responsibility to take this test and have scores submitted to Briarcrest Admissions.
- Score within the average range on an I.Q. test or an equivalent score on another ability test.
- Have satisfactory behavior history (at home, in school, and in the community) and provide positive indication that he/she truly wants to be a part of the Briarcrest Christian School student body. No record of suspension or expulsion.
- Principal/teacher recommendation. (Preschool–Grade 12)
- Interview with the appropriate school officials. (Preschool–Grade 12)
- Additional testing may be required for admissions, as well as placement in the Honors program at the expense of the parent.