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Notes for Prospective Students
CRITERIA A number of students are selected for admission each year
for grades K-8.
Student candidates must demonstrate good academic
potential and appropriate social/behavioral skills, and their
parents must demonstrate a commitment to educational excellence.
order to assure the greatest possible continuity within Berry
Collegeâ€™s laboratory school programs,
preferential consideration is given to the following applicants: *
Students currently enrolled in the Berry College Child Development
* Children of parents currently employed as faculty or
staff at the college.
* Siblings of students already enrolled at
In addition, special consideration is given to maintain
gender and racial balance in the school.
Also, date of application
is a significant factor in determining admission status.
age guidelines are as follows: * Kindergarten: entering students
should be five years old prior to September 1.
* First grade:
entering students should be six years old prior to September 1.
PROCESS The admissions process for Kindergarten is as follows: *
September 1st through November 30th â€“ Early
applications accepted from Berry College Child Development Center
Applications are mailed to all potential Child
Development Center candidates by September 1st.
conferences and student assessments must be completed prior to
December 1st to be eligible for early admission.
decisions are made on a rolling basis during this period * December
1st â€“ Open application period begins for
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling
Admissions applications for grades 1 through 8 are accepted
on a rolling basis.
All applicants, regardless of grade level, must
complete the following before an admissions decision is issued: *
An accurate & complete BCEMS admissions application.
recommendation form from the prospective
studentâ€™s current teacher (if applicable),
including any current school transcripts.
* A parent interview
* An academic skills assessment and behavioral
evaluation completed at BCEMS.
* A BCEMS admissions committee
TOURS/OPEN HOUSE DATES We offer tours on a
Please contact our Director of Admissions, Lynne
Manna, at email@example.com or by phone at (706) 236-2242 to set an
Summer appointments should be made by phone only,
Our Open House dates are as follows: FEE SCHEDULE &
FINANCIAL AID 2006-2007 academic year tuition (K-8th) is $7,150.00
There is an additional, non-refundable field study & activities
fee of $500.00 for middle grades 5-8.
New students pay a $200
non-refundable registration & materials fee upon admission.
Returning students pay a $100 non-refundable materials fee prior to
the start of each new school year.
* A 12-month payment plan is
* More than 30% of our students receive some kind of
* A discount is available for siblings.
Scholarship opportunities are available.
Awards are based on need
Kidsâ€™ College (after-school
care) is available from 3:30 p.m.
at a rate of $10/day