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Become a Student

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year. If you haven't toured our beautiful campus, we invite you to schedule a private tour using the button on the right. If you are ready to apply, please review the requirements below. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our Process

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  • Step 1: Visit Pinecrest Academy

    One of the best ways to learn about the Pinecrest difference is to come on campus and experience the passion, see the rigorous academics, and feel the sense of purpose and family.

    Schedule a Tour: Come visit our beautiful campus in south Forsyth County. Call 770-888-4477 or click on the button to the right to schedule a tour.

    Shadow a Student (open to grades 6th-11th): Experience first-hand a typical day in the life of a Pinecrest student. Call to set up a shadow day. Learn more about our Shadowing Program here.

    Attend a Public Event: You are welcome to visit any of our public events. Join us for football, volleyball, band concerts, drama productions, baseball, or soccer, to name just a few. We would also love to see you at our morning Mass each weekday at 7am during the school year. Complimentary tickets for any event can be obtained by calling us.
  • Step 2: Apply for Admission

    At Pinecrest we understand and appreciate the importance of choosing the right school for your family. Once your family has had the opportunity to tour our school and you decide you would like your student to be considered for admission, please complete the online application (A $150 application fee applies). If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please indicate this during the application procedure.
  • Step 3: Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

    To apply for financial aid, please visit our Tuition Assistance webpage.
  • Step 4: Student Evaluation

    To ensure we have a thorough understanding of your child’s abilities, we will review your student’s previous academic history. Depending on grade level, this will include transcript evaluation, standardized test review, and evaluations from current teachers and principals. All required documents must be received by Pinecrest Academy before the student evaluation can be completed.

    A grade level entrance evaluation will be given to each student applying for admission. For Pre-K and Kindergarten aged children, the evaluation is merely a school readiness assessment. Students applying for admission to high school are required to take the Secondary School Admissions Test. Information about the SSAT can be found at www.ssat.org. Our admissions department will contact you to schedule the appropriate assessments and to assist you with requesting transcripts from your child’s current school.
  • Step 5: Parent & Student Interview

    Enrolling in private school is a significant decision for a family. At Pinecrest, we want to provide an opportunity for you to ask our Director of Admissions any questions that you may have about your child's education at Pinecrest. The Parent Interview is the place to have those questions answered. The Director of Admissions will help you to understand our philosophy of education, what you can expect from Pinecrest and your responsibilities as a Pinecrest parent.

    Students in grades 6-12 are required to attend an on-campus interview with the respective school principal. The student interview provides a time for the student to understand the expectations of a Pinecrest student as well as an opportunity for the student to freely ask any questions of the principal.

    The Admissions Department will schedule the interviews. The interview process for both parents and students lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  • Step 6: Admissions Decision

    The Admissions Committee will review all of the evaluation materials and will inform you in writing of their decision.

Requirements

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  • Requirements for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4

    • Applicants must be age three (3) and four (4) on or before September 1, respectively
    • Applicants must be toilet-trained to be admitted to the program
    • Applicants will be administered a social readiness assessment
    • Applicant's parents will meet with the Director of Admissions
    • Applicants must submit the following:
      • Student evaluation from current teacher (if applicable)
      • Principal evaluation from current principal (if applicable)
  • Requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade

    • Applicants must be five (5) and six (6) on or before September 1, respectively
    • Applicants will be administered an entrance test, including a teacher observation for social readiness and maturity
    • Applicant's parents will meet with the Director of Admissions
    • Applicants must submit the following:
      • Current report cards/progress reports
      • Student evaluation from current teacher (if applicable)
      • Principal evaluation from current principal (if applicable)
  • Requirements for Second through Fifth Grade

    • Applicants will be administered an entrance test
    • Applicants for 4th-5th grade will be interviewed by the school principal
    • Applicant's parents will meet with the Director of Admissions
    • Applicants must submit the following:
      • Current report cards/progress reports and prior two years
      • Student evaluation from current teacher (if applicable)
      • Principal evaluation from current principal (if applicable)
  • Requirements for Middle School Students

    •  Applicants will be administered an entrance test
    • Applicants for 6th-8th grade will be interviewed by the school principal
    • Applicant's parents will meet with the Director of Admissions
    • Applicants must submit the following:
      • Copies of transcripts, national achievement test results, and current report cards from prior two years
      • Student evaluations from current math and language arts teachers
      • Principal evaluation from current principal
  • Requirements for High School Students

    •  Applicants will be interviewed by the school principal
    • Applicant's parents will meet with the Director of Admissions
    • Applicants must submit the following:
      • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) (school code #5793) www.ssat.org
      • Copies of transcripts, national achievement test results, and current report cards from prior two years
      • Student evaluations from current math and language arts teachers; Principal evaluation form from current principal
Pinecrest Academy is a private Catholic school conveniently located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children.

To learn more about our educational philosophy, please visit our Welcome page.

529 Savings Plan

Did you know that, due to the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act, you can now use your 529 savings plan to invest funds for K12 tuition? Find out more here.

Admissions Policy

PINECREST ACADEMY EMPLOYS AN OPEN ADMISSION POLICY WITH REGARD TO SEX, RELIGION, RACE, AND NATIONAL ORIGIN.

2018-2019 Admissions Events

Lower School Open House “Meet the Paladins”:
Tues. Oct. 2, Nov. 13 | 8:30 am

Middle & High School Open House “Meet the Paladins”:
Tues. Oct. 16, Thurs. Nov. 15 | 9:30 am

All School Open House:
Sun. Jan. 27 | 1 pm

All School Open House “Meet the Paladins”:
Tues. Feb. 19 | 9:30 am