Steps to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Online Application which includes the following

Families are encouraged to apply by January 15 in order to be eligible for first-round priority admission offers, which are sent on February 1, after our current family re-enrollment deadline.  
  • Apply Online
  • Pastoral, Personal, & Academic Reference contacts
  • School Records/Transcript
  • Copy of Official Court Documents (if applicable)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50 per student

Step 2:  Assessment and Transcript Review

Early Childhood Assessments

  • Pre-Kinder – These students will participate in an evaluation at our admissions office to determine developmental readiness. The cost is $75.
  • Kinder – 1st – These students will take a developmental and academic assessment at our admissions office to determine grade level readiness. The cost is $75.

    *The Pre Kinder – 1st grade assessments will be scheduled personally with each family by our Admissions Office.

Grade Level Assessments

  • 2nd – 4th – These students will take an on-campus ERB Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Assessments will be scheduled once application is complete. The ISEE testing fee is $100.
  • 5th – 12th – These students will register for the ERB Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at The code for San Antonio Christian School is 570931. The ISEE testing fee is $100.
All assessments will be personally scheduled by our Admissions Office.

Families will register and pay for the ISEE independently, online. If our testing dates conflict with a student’s availability, families may also choose another San Antonio site that offers ISEE testing (be aware the fees for other testing sites range from $150-$250).

If a high school student has taken standardized testing such as the SAT, ACT, or PSAT, we can accept those scores for admission consideration and thus would not require the ISEE.

Transcript Reviews

  • 9th-12th – Our High School Guidance Department conducts official Transcript Reviews, including report cards and standardized testing (PSAT, Aspire, ACT or SAT). If we do not have this information, an ERB ISEE assessment may be required.

Step 3:  Interview

Once we have received all necessary documents, forms, fees, and test results, the Admissions Office will determine whether the family will be invited for an interview with the either Director of Admissions or the school principal.

For those applying to Pre-Kinder – 5th grade, the child need not attend. The interview is an opportunity for philosophical compatibility discussions and a question and answer time. Scores from assessments will also be reviewed during the interview. Should your family not be invited for an interview, you will be notified via email of our decision not to offer enrollment to San Antonio Christian School.

Step 4: Admission Decision

After the interview, the Director of Admissions will review the student’s entire application and respond via email with one of three decision types: Acceptance, Wait Pool, or Non-Acceptance.

Acceptance – These students are qualified to attend San Antonio Christian School and show promise of not only benefiting from but also contributing to the school. These students are offered enrollment positions. The school’s offer must be accepted or declined by the date specified on the Enrollment Contract. A non-refundable enrollment fee must also be submitted at that time.

Wait Pool – These students are admissible but all available enrollment positions have been filled. Instead of being offered an enrollment position, a wait pool position is offered. Wait pools are NOT prioritized waiting lists; if an opening arises in a grade, the Director of Enrollment and the appropriate Principal will determine which applicant in the wait pool best fills the enrollment position. The wait pool does not carry over from year to year. Placement in the wait pool one year does not influence admission decisions for any following year in which the student reapplies.

Non-Acceptance – These students are not offered enrollment at San Antonio Christian School.

Step 5: Enrollment

After acceptance, parents will receive an enrollment agreement via email. The following additional documents will be necessary to complete the online enrollment process.

  • Copy of Student Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Immunization Record

Enrollment is complete once the financial contract is signed and the non-refundable enrollment fee is submitted to San Antonio Christian School. The billing office will handle all financial questions and transactions regarding tuition and fee payments from this point forward.

At the point of enrollment, all information needed to make a successful transition to SACS will be provided by the appropriate school division. For high school students, the Guidance Office will set an appointment with parents and students to map out a 4-year course plan.