Admission & Tuition

Prince of Peace Catholic School in Taylors, South Carolina is accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.

We are approaching waitlists in some grades. If you’d like to learn more about our school, take a tour, or learn more about financial aid, please contact us or call the office at (864) 331-2145. Financial aid is available. We believe every child deserves access to an excellent Catholic education and we work with many families to help them achieve this for their children.

APPLY ONLINE  or  DOWNLOAD PDF APPLICATION

Tuition for 2020-2021:

Download the Tuition Fee Schedule by clicking here. (see Financial Aid in the next section)

Admission Inquiries & Questions

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

E-mail: Mrs Tammy Lopez, Office Manager, at tammy.lopez@popcatholicschool.org
Phone: (864) 331-2145

Testing

An entrance exam for admission to Prince of Peace Catholic School will be scheduled individually as applications are received. Students entering K4 are not tested. Students entering K5 to 8th grades take a written test with content taken from Prince of Peace classes of your child’s current grade level.

Acceptance Procedures

The school office mails acceptance notifications beginning March 1st. After March 1st, applications and acceptances are handled on a case-by-case basis. 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.

    • Siblings of current students
    • Prince of Peace Parishioners
    • Non-Parishioners

Registration & Enrollment for New Students

Once admitted to Prince of Peace Catholic School, parents will be required to pay a non-refundable $450 registration fee to secure the seat for the next school year. Parents will receive a packet in June regarding uniform purchase information, summer educational and spiritual opportunities, and updates about the coming school year.

 

Tuition Aid

Parishioners: Tuition Assistance is available to qualifying active parishioners of Prince of Peace Catholic Church (Active Parishioner Covenant). 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. 

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.

POPCS Financial Aid:  POPCS offers financial assistance through our  budget and PTO.  Because funds are limited, a timely completion of the application is essential.  Applications for financial aid must be fully completed and received by FACTS no later than March 18th to be considered for the 2020-2021 school year.  Click here to log into FACTS or create a new account (required for new families).

Diocese of Charleston St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Grant:  The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Endowment funds the Diocese of Charleston St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tuition Assistance Grant. The purpose of this grant is to assist Catholic families wishing to send their children to a Diocesan elementary school who require financial assistance.  Families applying must submit tax information through FACTS and fill out the SEAS grant application that is due to the school office no later than March 25th.

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.  Applications open May 1, 2020: Exceptional-SC Scholarship 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.

The Columbiette’s Carol Tonon Scholarship: click here!

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).