Enrollment Process

We are so excited that you have chosen to join the CCS family! Below, find an outline of our admissions process. Applications are always accepted.

International students should begin here.

Age requirements for early education:

  • Preschool children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1 and toilet trained.
  • Transitional kindergarten children must be 4 or 5 years old by September 1.
  • Prospective kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1 of the enrolling school year.

Step 1: Application

  • Create an account to fill out the online application.

  • You will need to upload the student’s birth certificate, student’s recent report card, unofficial transcript (grades 9-12), and the Records Request Form (grades 1-12).

  • Pay non-refundable application fee ($100.00 per student).

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If you have any questions, please contact our director of admissions, Peggy Head at peggy.head@cincinnatichristian.org or 5013.892.8500 x1011.

Step 2: An Admissions Test will be administered to all students Kindergarten-12th Grade.

  • The Administrative Assistant to the Elementary Principal will call to schedule testing for all students Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Kindergarten testing is held on one Saturday in April and May then as needed throughout the year.
  • The Admissions office will call to schedule testing for all students 7th through 12th Grades. Results of the test and other academic criteria will be evaluated to determine the student’s eligibility for acceptance. This information will also be used for class placement.

Step 3: Interview

  •  Preschool – 6th Grade: You will be contacted to schedule your interview with the Elementary Principal. For Elementary students, the interview is with parents only.
  • 7th – 12th Grades: You will be contacted to schedule your interview with the Junior/Senior High Principal; this interview is with parents and students. The purpose of the interview is to discuss expectations regarding conduct, academics, and spiritual life at Cincinnati Christian Schools.

Step 4: After Acceptance

  • You will receive an acceptance enrollment packet email from the admissions department that must be completed within a week. The enrollment packet will also direct you to set up your FACTS tuition payment plan. Teacher assignments and course schedules will not occur until after the packet is completed. 
  • Contact your local school district to schedule transportation, if necessary.


  • Prospective Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by September 1st.
  • All prospective Kindergarten students will be administered the “KDI” (Kindergarten Diagnostic Instrument).
  • Should this test indicate that a prospective Kindergarten student requires further development; the Elementary Principal may recommend enrolling in the Transitional Kindergarten program.

Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten

  • No testing is necessary for admittance into the Preschool or Transitional Kindergarten classes.
  • Preschool children must be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st and toilet trained.
  • Transitional Kindergarten children must be 4 or 5 years old by September 1st.


Filing deadline for financial aid or participation in the work program is April 30th or until budgeted funds have been exhausted or the work program has been fully staffed. After reviewing all applications, financial aid will be awarded beginning in May.

Cincinnati Christian Schools, Inc. recruit and admit students of any race, color, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities of the schools. In addition, the schools will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships, tuition aid, education programs, or extracurricular activities. Cincinnati Christian Schools, Inc. was established to provide a quality Christian education and to assist parents in the spiritual development of their students, and is not intended to be an alternative school for those wishing to avoid public school initiated, court or agency ordered desegregation. Cincinnati Christian Schools, Inc. will not discriminate on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin in the hiring of personnel in any position, certified or non-certified.