Step 1: Attend an Informational Meeting
Parents are required to attend an information meeting to receive an overview of the school and an admissions packet.
Updated Informational Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7PM (For parents of students in grades 6th & up)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7PM
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9AM
Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7PM
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 9 AM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7PM
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9 AM
*All meetings are held at Highland Colony Baptist Church, 1202 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Step 2: Parent Required Reading
Due to the high parent involvement at St. Augustine, we do require that each parent read the following before the
interviewing process. All material is available to read or print at www.augustinems.com.
An Introduction to Classical Education, a Guide for Parents, by Christopher A. Perrin M.Div., PH.D.
Education as Soulcare, by Steven Wedgeworth
Classical Education: An Old Paradigm for a New Path, by Steven Wedgeworth
A University-Model Education, by Ann Lowrey Foster
Step 3: Admissions Application
If after reviewing the school material and praying about the decision, you are still interested in pursuing our school, please complete an online application. Online applications can be accessed by visiting clicking the button at the top of this page.
o Submit Pastoral Reference Form to Pastor
o Complete and mail the following to St. Augustine School, Office of Admissions, 1202 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland, MS 39157:
1) Read and sign Statement of Faith and Doctrinal & Ethical Statements
2) Submit one non-refundable application fee for each student applying. Application fees are $100 for Batch 1, $150 for Batch 2, and $200 for Batch 3.
Step 4: Placement Testing and Evaluation
Students applying for kindergarten will participate in a readiness screening, and students applying for grades 1 and above will participate in entrance testing at St. Augustine. See Batch Enrollment Timeline for mandatory placement testing dates and review the Enrollment and Admissions Checklist for other required documents.
Step 5: Family Interviewing
St. Augustine would like to discuss with the parents and the student(s) the compatibility of the family’s goals with the school’s methods and philosophy. We will contact you to schedule an interview. You will be notified via email of the status of the application once placement tests have been scored and the family interview has been conducted. If accepted, a contract will be sent along with the acceptance letter by the date listed on the Batch Enrollment Timeline.
Step 6: Enrollment & Contract
Admission decisions will be mailed after all prior steps of the admissions process have been completed. Upon acceptance, you will receive a contract, which must be submitted, along with a $200 contract fee per student and a $150 supply fee per student.
Step 7: Co-teacher Training
The parent serving as the primary Co-Teacher will need to participate in this training designed to equip co-teachers in their role at St. Augustine. In a University-Model® school, co-teacher training sessions are essential to establish positive working relationships between the teacher and parent as well as vital to the success of the student. You will, of course, receive on-going leadership from the teachers on a day-to-day basis in regards to the assignments; therefore, this time will mainly serve as an overview to help you understand what to expect from home study days.
Co-teacher training session are mandatory. Failure to attend mandatory co-teacher training sessions will result in a fee of up to $100 per session. Depending on the grade level of the student, each parent will be required to attend multiple sessions. In addition to the fee, co-teachers who miss mandatory sessions will be required to attend makeup sessions on Monday, August 7, 2017. Training sessions for the 2017-2018 school year will be a multi-day event scheduled for 7/29/2017 and 7/31/2017 – 8/5/2017.
2017 Batch Enrollment Timeline
See the Enrollment and Admissions Checklist for dates and fees associated with each batch. Applications for Batch 1 begin February 1, 2017, and applications for Batch 2 begin April 1, 2017. Applications received between Batch 1 & 2 windows will be considered for the subsequent batch. Failure to attend placement testing on the scheduled date will result in the application being considered with the subsequent batch.