Note: FPCA will honor the decision of other schools in retaining students. For example, a student who has been retained in 5th grade at another school will not be enrolled as a 6th grader at FPCA.
Parents of students already attending FPCA are contacted during February to re-enroll them for the following school year. This re-enrollment is to be accomplished by March 2 with the payment of a non-refundable registration fee.
Note: FPCA parents must have their child registered, have executed a Financial Contract, and paid the registration fee by March 2 to guarantee their seat for the following year. After March 2, prospective new students are offered any openings.
After March 2, parents of students new to FPCA may apply by completing an Admissions Application and paying the $50.00 application fee. An interview with an administrator will be scheduled by the Registrar. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable registration fee is due and this will secure a seat for their child for the next school year.
Application materials are made available in FPCA’s office to parents seeking admission of students new to the school. The student’s name is added to the appropriate grade’s waiting list and after March 2, when openings are available, these families are notified and the process of pre-registration, including an interview, is started.
The placement of students in classes is the responsibility of the Head of School, Principal, and/or Counselor and incorporates the professional judgment of the faculty. Factors such as student needs, learning styles, interest, and temperament are balanced with logistics that make a cohesive learning environment. Teachers and administrators collectively develop class lists with the goal of effective groupings with a diverse mix of student capabilities, personalities, gender, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Parents are asked to refrain from making teacher requests.
Age Requirement: Children must be 2 by September 1st to enter the 2 year old class, 3 by September 1st to enter the 3 year old class, and 4 by September 1st to enter Preschool.