Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Do you have to be Catholic to attend Pinecrest?

    No. Our private Catholic school has always welcomed families of all faiths. Catholic teaching is, however, a large part of our curriculum and integrated throughout school life.
  • Q: Do you offer financial aid?

    Yes. Learn more in the Tuition and Financial Aid section of this site.
  • Q: When are admissions decisions made?

    Pinecrest Academy, as with all other AAAIS schools, will send out electronic first-round notification letters on April 1. If your admissions application is completed after February 15, decisions will be made as soon as possible after the April 1 date.
  • Q: Where should I go if I need to drop off something for my student?

    Please drop off items for students with the front desk receptionists of your student’s school building
  • Q: How can I, as a parent, volunteer?

    Please contact a member of the Pinecrest Academy Parents Association (PAPA) board. Contact information can be found by clicking on the PAPA tile in “Resources” on our portal.
  • Q: How does my student sign up for clubs?

    Middle and High School students should contact their Dean of Students. Lower School should contact either their teacher or their Dean of Students.
  • Q: How do I sign up for hot lunch for my student?

    Hot lunches may be ordered online through the portal. Click on “Food Service” on the Resource Board tile.
  • Q: What kind of fine arts programs do you offer?

    We offer an extensive program that includes Band, Performing Arts, Music, and Visual Arts. At Pinecrest Academy, fine arts is an integral part of our curriculum from PreK3 through 12th grade.
  • Q: How does my 5th grade student sign up for the Lower School Band program?

    Rising 5th grade students may choose to take Band. Families will be given an opportunity to sign their student up during the first two weeks of school. Questions about the Band Program can be directed to Mr. Jason Sneath. Questions about the Music Program can be directed to Mrs. Mary Stella Aucoin.
  • Q: Does Pinecrest offer an aftercare program?

    Yes, we offer aftercare till 6:00pm, Monday through Friday, for all Lower School children.
  • Q: What kind of sports programs do you offer?

    Pinecrest offers 13 sports to our student-athletes, including recreational sports opportunities for our younger children, Middle School sports and GAPPS Varsity sports. Read all about our Sports program on the Athletic section of this site.
  • Q: Do students wear uniforms?

    Yes. All school uniforms are ordered online or in store through Mills Uniform Company. Gently used uniform items can also be purchased on campus at our Paladin Shop.
  • Q: Does Pinecrest offer summer camps and where do I go to sign up?

    Yes. We have been hosting Summer Camps for more than 20 years. Our camps are open to all children, ages 5 and up.  Register on our website. Select Campus Life and then Summer Camps.
  • Q: Do you accept religious exemptions for immunizations?

    Georgia law requires that all students entering Georgia schools have specific documentation of immunizations for school attendance. The school nurse will identify students with incomplete or expired immunization records and notify the parent accordingly. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to update the Immunization record upon expiration or changes in Georgia state law. Any student who fails to comply with state requirements will be excluded from school until an updated immunization record has been received per Georgia state law.

    Pinecrest Academy does not accept religious waivers for immunizations per the policy of the Archdiocese. This ruling was made based upon research by several religious entities that immunization does not conflict with Catholic religious beliefs. In fact, having un-immunized persons is a threat to the health of a community. Therefore, Pinecrest Academy only accepts medical exemptions in efforts to promote the overall health and well being of our academic community.

    Georgia State law mandates that in the case of an outbreak of a communicable disease, students with a medical exemption must be excluded from school immediately. They are to remain out of school until proof of immunity to the disease in circulation is presented to Pinecrest Academy and is approved by the Department of Public Health. Exclusion may be as long as the duration of the outbreak plus the incubation period. The parents/guardians of the excluded student, not Pinecrest, are responsible for assisting the excluded student in their school work while absent from school.
  • Q: Does Pinecrest offer a resource program for children with different learning needs?

    Yes. Our program focuses on developing each student’s fortitude and resilience to aim higher academically and emotionally. Visit our Learning Resource Program on our website for more details about the program and fees.

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