Admissions

Application Process

Virtual Campus Visits
Due to the COVID-19 virus, our campuses are not open to the public for tours and visits.  In lieu of an in-person visit, our principals would like to meet you virtually!  Keep scrolling for more information.

SCCS Remote Learning Program
Our students and faculty are continuing their engagement with learning.  Students in 5th grade through high school participate in our 1-to-1 laptop program and are excelling through an e-learning program.  Younger students interact virtually with their teachers and classmates as well, but they are also learning through hands-on activities, educational games, and take home lessons.  We continue to provide a spiritual foundation through virtual chapels and everyday interaction with faculty.  We have continued to support our students academically, emotionally, and socially through our academic support team and our counselors.  Our students and faculty will finish the year strong!  We are proud of our community!  Find out more about the SCCS Remote Learning program here.  

Questions? 
Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@swchristian.org. 
Or, fill out an online inquiry form.  We might be working from home, but we are still here to help you through the admissions process!
Thank you for your interest in Southwest Chicago Christian Schools and Chicago Christian High School!  We look forward to getting to know you.

List of 7 items.

  • Step 1: Visit a Campus

    This step is optional, but we would love to meet you!  Choose to take a tour, shadow a student, attend an open house, or another option. Learn how to visit SCCS. 
  • Step 2: Inquire About Our School

    Whether you complete an online inquiry, or simply call or email the Association Office, we will set you up with a personal account to our online system. We will follow up the conversation or online inquiry with an email giving you a personal login and password. From your personal account, you can view scheduled campus visits, see a checklist of items needed to apply, and complete an application.
  • Step 3: Access the Online Application System & Submit an Application

    Log into your account with the login and password provided. From here you can complete an application and work through your personalized checklist. The checklist will show you exactly what documents are needed for your application and any additional steps needed. For example, we may request a recommendation from a current teacher or a copy of a student’s birth certificate. The checklist will be personalized for the student and the entering grade.

    All families new to the SCCS school community can expect an informal interview with the campus principal and complete a request to their pastor for a recommendation on behalf of the family.  
  • Step 3a. Pay the Application Fee

    DUE TO COVID 19, FOR THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR WE HAVE DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO ACCEPT APPLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.  FOR THE BEST OPTIONS IN BUS ROUTES, CHOOSING CLASSES, etc., APPLY EARLY.  NORMALLY, OUR APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    • Applications submitted through June 30:  $250 ($125 is a tuition down payment and $125 is a processing fee for both the admissions and enrollment processes.) 
    • Applications submitted July 1 through July 15:  $1,000 ($875 is a tuition down payment and $125 is a processing fee for both the admissions and enrollment processes.) 
    • Applications are not normally accepted after July 15th.  Applications submitted after this date will be accepted on a case by case basis only.  Additional fees will apply.  
    • NOTE:  Preschool applications remain at $250 year-round.  Applications are accepted most of the calendar year.  
  • Step 3b. Notification of Acceptance

    Wondering when you will hear about your application? For fall admissions, the Admissions Office will begin notifying families of their acceptance status in April.  We will continue notifying families throughout spring and early summer.  This timeframe allows current families to re-enroll and for our Business Office to determine which classes have space for additional students.
  • Step 4: Say Yes!

    Once the application is fully processed, SCCS will determine the appropriate grade placement for the student candidate. If SCCS accepts the student candidate, please log into the online system and officially accept the offer.
  • Step 5: Enroll

    After you accept the offer in the online system, the Association Office will send you an enrollment contract. Once you submit the enrollment documents, the student is fully enrolled and has a seat reserved for them. (There is no enrollment fee for new students.)

    Additional information:
    • Bus transportation routes are detemined in late July each summer.  Only fully enrolled students are considered when setting up the routes. 
    • New students are invited to participate in on-campus activities prior to the start of the school year, such as high school sports camps, club outings and activities, freshman lock-in, etc.  Only fully enrolled students are allowed to attend these activities due to insurance considerations. 

Meet Our Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Wilma Persenaire

    Wilma Persenaire 

    Assoc. Director-Admissions
    (708) 388-7656
  • Photo of Jean Bergeson

    Jean Bergeson 

    Director-Mission Advancement
    (708) 388-7656
    Amberton University - BA, Business Administration

Entrance Examinations

These are required only on an as-needed basis. By providing the most recent standardized test scores during the application process, you may not need to schedule further testing.

Tuition Assistance

We offer Tuition Assistance to make a Christian education accessible to more families.  New students have an opportunity to apply for Tuition Assistance during the Application process.
Please go to our International Admissions page for Chicago Christian High School.