Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions concerning Christ Church Day School's Admission. For answers to more specific questions, please contact us.
We believe that children learn best in a small and nurturing setting. Our classrooms average 14 students in each classroom as we serve Junior Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Additionally, in an effort to make sure that the needs of our youngest students are met we also have an instructional aide in each classroom from Junior Kindergarten through First grade.
It is important for a child to be in a loving environment that encourages life-long learning. At Christ Church Day School there are many advantages that support that ultimate goal such as small class size, a value-set curriculum and a loving "community" family that encourages and nurtures service learning developing and sharing our time, talents and treasures. Specialty classes in art, music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Spiritual Nurture are advantages that all students enjoy at CCDS. The technology program offered to students and used in preparation of lessons is also an impressive support for life-long learning. Every student has access to our computer lab and beginning in the 20216-2017 school year a class set of iPad's. Our fifth and sixth graders are given the use of a laptop computer to use in class and our sixth graders also use their laptop both at home as well as at school. Our classrooms are equipped with a SMARTBoard and a document camera fostering 21st century learning. CCDS has earned the highest 6-year term of accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. We encourage you to visit the school in order to experience the Christ Church Day School difference.
Beginning on September 1st of each year, a new waiting list is compiled for the following school year. While on the waiting list, priority is given to siblings of current Day School students and students of parishioners in all grades until December 31st. Then the actual enrollment process starts with kindergarten (both our junior and senior kindergarten) students in January. This same enrollment process is followed for 1st - 6th graders beginning in mid-February. Visits however, are on-going and are scheduled though out the current school year for openings for the next year.
To help defray the cost of tuition there is limited needs based financial available to both active duty military and non-military families. Contact the school office if interested in learning more. There is an automatic 5% sibling discount applied for the youngest child in a family with multiple children enrolled at C.C.D.S.
Your child's education is a family affair at CCDS. Therefore, home and school work hand-in-hand to build a strong community supporting the success of all students. Conferences are scheduled in the fall and as needed throughout the school year. Support of school policies is expected in accordance with the Parent Handbook. Beyond that, all other activities are voluntary. Parents are welcome to attend chapel services, which are held twice a week. There are many opportunities to volunteer in the classrooms. Participating as an art parent, room parent, or room representative to the Christ Church Day School Parent Association (CCDSPA) are just a few of the ways a parent may volunteer. Additionally, parents are involved in supporting the Annual Gala/ Auction and Annual Giving Campaign, and each class is responsible for organizing one school wide activity during the school year as well as to serve hot luches periodically throughout the year on Fridays. This wide variety of activities for parent involvement supports the students academically and forms the strong sense of community at CCDS.
All students in grades junior kindergarten through 6th grade are expected to wear the school uniform. When parents of alumni think of their child's time at CCDS, the traditional red sweaters are a fond memory. Navy blue pants or shorts and plaid jumpers for the girls are part of the uniform. The sixth grade girls wear skirts. The complete uniform requirements are listed in the Parent/Student Handbook.
Students bring a lunch from home and have the option to pre-purchase a hot lunch on Fridays. The hot lunch program is provided by Ki's School Lunches and are served by the parents of the Day School.
CCDS students attend a variety of schools upon graduation, but the schools that most of our students attend are The Bishop's School, Coronado Middle School, Or Francis Parker School.