Admissions & Tuition Aid

Prince of Peace Catholic School in Taylors, South Carolina is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

We begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year Wednesday, 31 January.  Application packets will be available at our School Admissions Open House.  Please contact Jennifer Simpson with any questions by email or phone (864.331.3911).

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2017 Admissions Calendar

Month of January 2017 Current POPCS families register for enrollment August 2017; deadline 01/27/2017
January 29th, 2017, 12:30 pm (Sunday) Admissions Open House for NEW Students & Families
January 30th, 2017, 7:30 am  (Monday) Now accepting applicants from NEW Students
March 1st, 2016 First letters of acceptances mailed to NEW Applicants

The 2017-2018 School Year Admissions Process officially begins on January 2, 2017 for currently enrolled Prince of Peace students.  Current students have the month of January 2017 to secure a seat for August 2017 by paying a re-enrollment registration fee for each child.  Student retention for the next school year is usually very high leaving just a few seats available in most classes after Kindergarten.  We are at our highest school enrollment ever!  We have two classes at each grade level from Kindergarten to 5th grade and again in 7th grade with a top enrollment of 20 students per class.  We have one each of 6th and 8th grades with a top enrollment of 24 students per class.

We start accepting applications from NEW students for our next school year (which starts in August 2017) January 30.  Before you send an application, we recommend getting to know us by dropping by for a visit.  You may make an appointment with the principal at any time by calling the school office.

Admission Inquiries 

Prince of Peace Catholic School
1209 Brushy Creek Road
Taylors , SC 29687

ATTN: Jennifer Simpson, Office Manager

E-mail: jennifer.simpson@popcatholicschool.org
Phone: (864) 331-2145

Testing

Testing for admission to Prince of Peace Catholic School will be scheduled individually as Admissions Applications are received.  Students entering K4 are not tested.  Students entering 3rd to 8th grades take a written test with content taken from Prince of Peace classes of your child’s current grade level.  Students entering into Kindergarten to 2nd grades will take the computer-based Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) which measures your child’s academic ability in math and language arts on the basis of current research on early childhood learning goals. To read more about this test: Click Here!

Acceptance Procedures

Once the applicant has submitted the Application for Admission and supporting materials along with the $35 Application Fee and has taken the entrance test, the school office mails acceptance notifications beginning March 1st. After March 1st, applications and acceptances are handled on a case by case basis.  Acceptances and class placement will be determined according to the criteria listed below. Where classroom seating is limited, placement will also be determined by the order in which applications are received in the school office.

1. Siblings of current students
2. Prince of Peace Parishioners
3. Non-Parishioners

Registration & Enrollment for New Students

Once the applicant receives notification of admission to Prince of Peace Catholic School, parents will be asked to pay a non-refundable $250 registration fee to secure the seat for the next school year. Parents will receive a packet of information in June regarding tuition payment, fees, uniform purchases, updating personal information and so on.

Tuition for 2016-2017

Prince of Peace Catholic School will announce new 2017-2018 tuition rates for the next school year on January 2, 2017.  

Annual Standard Tuition $6,194
Annual Tuition (With Active Parishioner Tuition Discount)    How do I Qualify for the $1,000 Tuition Discount? (PDF) $5,194

For a detailed listing of last year’s tuition and fees, please CLICK & PRINT:  School Tuition & Fees 2015-2016

Tuition Aid

 

FACTS LOGOParishioners: Tuition Assistance is available to qualifying active parishioners of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. We have selected a third party organization – FACTS – to conduct impartial and confidential financial need assessments for families seeking assistance paying tuition. There is a helpful FACTS link below for you to begin the process. Create a login and password and use the FACTS application process for entering data and submitting your application online.  Further Questions? Check the FAQ page on the
FACTS site or call their 1-866 number also located there.

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The FACTS Online Aid Application is Now Open

Begin your online financial aid application any time after January 1, 2016.  Please submit your application by the deadline of April 15th, 2016 so aid disbursement decisions can be made by the first of June. FACTS charges a fee which can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, e-check (with routing number), or paper-check.

Non-parishioners: If you are a parishioner at another Greenville parish, please consult your pastor about tuition assistance.  Pastors of local Greenville parishes without a Catholic parochial school (such as St. Mary Magdalene parish or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish) are committed to supporting families who want a Catholic education for their children.  These churches might also ask you to submit a FACTS application for financial assistance.

Families of Children with Special Needs:  Regardless of where you are an active parishioner, If your child has a professionally diagnosed and documented learning difference, you might be eligible to apply for a tuition grant through the Exceptional-SC Scholarship Program.  During the fall semester of the 2016-2017 school year, Prince of Peace Catholic School made available to qualified students $30,000 in tuition aid through this program.

Or you might be eligible to submit documentation to the SC Department of Revenue for a state tax credit for your child’s tuition.  To read more about how the grant program works, go to the Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) website to read more about the St. Thomas Aquinas fund.  Click the end of this sentence to download a PDF with more information about applying for SC state tuition tax credits.

Prince of Peace Catholic School is listed as a “credentialed private school” meeting and maintaining eligibility requirements to participate in the ECENC program.  POPCS is a “Support Level 1” school having a “traditional school setting, striving to make accommodations for students with exceptional needs.”  Our school is registered with SC state’s Educational Oversight Committee (EOC); click the link at the end of this sentence to go to the state’s website to read a PDF of Prince of Peace Catholic School’s EOC profile.