The following is a list of the most commonly asked questions about applying to the Christina Seix Academy.
QWhat is the admissions process at the Christina Seix Academy?
The Christina Seix Academy admissions process is a multistep process. The process lasts approximately five months. The stages of the process are the following:
- Stage 1 - Online Inquiry & Application - November 2017
- Stage 2 - School Visit - January 2018
- Stage 3 - Home Visit Family Interview - February 2018
- Stage 4 - Acceptance Letters - March 2018
QWhat will happen after I fill out the online application?
A selected number of qualified applicants will be invited to visit the school.
QWhen is the application available?
The online application for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available November 2017.
QWhat can I do meanwhile the application is not available?
- You can subscribe to receive updates about the Request Information Form here.
- You can register to attend an Open House during admissions season.
QWhat if I don't qualify?
If you do not qualify based on the application we received , you will receive a email or letter notifying you the decision.
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QHow can I attend an Open House?
Open Houses at the Christina Seix Academy are held every year before the admissions process begins. If you are interested in registering to attend an Open House, please click here to register.
QWhen will a decision be made on my application?
The Academy will make decisions on admission of a child by March of every year.
QMy child is older than 3 years old, can I still apply?
Our classes for older children are currently full. At this time, we are only enrolling for Pre-K 3 students for the 2018- 2019 academic year.
QHow long is the school day?
Pre-K & 3rd Grade: Our regular school day is from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. We also have before-care services that start as early as 7:30 a.m. and after-care services that end as late as 5:30 pm.
Middle School (4th and 5th Grade): Our regular school day is from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.. We also have before care services that start as early as 7:30 a.m.
QWho is an ideal candidate for Christina Seix Academy?
Applicants to the Pre-K program, who are 3 years old and younger, living with a single parent or guardian in the Greater Mercer County area. In order to be eligible for our Pre-K program the families must meet our main three qualifications. The school will make admissions decisions mindful of which students and families might benefit most from the support, and structure provided by the school. The academy will enroll students based on a range of factors, including recommendations, an interview with each student, and a home visit with the parent. Christina Seix Academy will assemble each incoming class without preference for race, religion, or national origin.
QWhat is the financial aid program at Christina Seix Academy?
Christina Seix Academy awards a scholarship with a yearly value of approximately $40,000 to every child enrolled at the school. Parents will be expected to contribute a nominal amount ($20 per week) as an investment in their child’s education. The scholarship is renewable yearly, until graduation from the 8th grade, assuming the student and caregiver remain in good standing with the school's policies.
There are scholarships cover all of the following:
- Highly experienced educators
- Annual School Uniforms
- Nutritional meals and snacks
- Visual and performing arts programs
- Field Trips
- Small classes
- Extended day curriculum
- Advanced technology
- Fully equipped sport fields
- 24 hour security
- Family support and adult education
QDoes the Academy provide transportation?
Yes. The school will pick students up from designated areas very close to their homes, if not directly at their home, each day. Drop off will work in the same way.
QHow is the academic program structured at the Academy?
Pre-K and Kindergarten students will learn from dedicated teachers that design lessons using the Tools of the Mind program . All curricular programs emphasize students recognizing numbers and letters, but what distinguishes the Tools of the Mind curriculum, is its attention to students learning the essential skill of self-regulation. Young children learn self-regulation through play—this curricular focus leads to students that read and do math well. This early learning foundation will grow throughout a more traditional curriculum in grades 1-8 with a characteristic emphasis on reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, second language acquisition, and the arts–both musical and visual.
QWhat is the size of the faculty and staff?
Currently the ratio of student to teacher is about 5:1 in every classroom. When the academy is at full capacity, approximately 80 educators will work towards the education of each child at Christina Seix Academy. These adults will include academic teachers, athletic coaches, music and arts professionals, dance teachers, environmentalists, drama instructors, experienced house parents and nutritionists.
QHow do I know Christina Seix Academy is a safe environment?
Each employee of the school undergoes a comprehensive background check and screening as a prerequisite for employment. Mindful that the Academy is located in an urban environment, with thousands of people moving about the city each day, our enclosed campus insures the safety of each child. The 24/7 security guards maintain a watchful, but friendly presence on campus. Our security team will always know exactly who is on campus and their purpose, at any given time.
QIn the case of twin siblings, does each child need an application?
Yes, each student needs a application. The parent or guardian should create an account for SchoolMint and then create an application por each student under the same profile.