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Application Process

There is currently a waitlist for grades K2, K3, K4, and 9 for the 2023-2024 school year, and we will not currently be accepting any new applications for these grades.
STEP ONE:  Contact the Admissions Office

Parents or guardians are invited to contact the Admissions Office to learn more about what First Baptist School has to offer for your child’s education.  At this time, you may schedule a visit to the campus so that you and your child can learn more about the school and it provides an opportunity for us to get to know your child and answer any questions that you may have.  If your child has areas of special interest, we will connect you with faculty or staff in those areas to share about our programs.  For the safety of our faculty, students and your child, we are not able to schedule Student Shadow Days at the present time due to our COVID 19 protocol, but as conditions improve, we will move to providing an opportunity for shadowing in school.


STEP TWO:  The Application Process
  • To begin the online application process, the parent or guardian will visit the Admissions Page of the school website and complete the Inquiry form. 

  • Once the inquiry is received by the admissions office, you will receive a notification that sets up your account with a username and temporary password and a checklist to aid in making application to the school.

  • To complete the application, you will sign into the created account, reset your temporary password and complete the application.  You will need to upload the following:

    • Completed Authorization for Release of Records for your child.

    • Birth Certificate

    • Certificate of Immunization

    • Non-refundable application fee

  • Once the application is submitted, the admissions office will request the following:

    • Current transcript (transcripts must be sent from the current school office) which will include:

      • Academic records

      • Standardized testing records

      • Psycho-educational testing and records

      • Behavior records

      • Attendance records

      • Administrator/teacher recommendations which FBS will send directly to the school and the school will be returned directly to FBS.


STEP THREE:  Entrance Testing

Once the academic records have been received, the records will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine if the student is a candidate for admissions.  Students who achieve candidacy will be contacted by the admissions office to schedule admissions testing.


STEP FOUR:  Admissions Decision

After reviewing the student’s entrance test results, academic records, and recommendations, the admissions committee will determine if the student is accepted (with or without probationary conditions) or denied.


STEP FIVE:  Final Paperwork

The admission decision will be conveyed to parents or guardians by email and/or letter.  The parent or guardian will have seven days to respond and to accept or decline admission.   Admission will be finalized when parents or guardians complete the enrollment contract and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee.*

*Candidates applying to First Baptist School may not participate in curricular or extra-curricular
  activities until enrollment has been finalized and the program has been notified by the
Admissions Office that the student is eligible to participate.

The First Baptist School of Charleston, South Carolina admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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