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Admissions Checklist

Review our Admissions Policy & Criteria [will be linked to Admissions policy section on Admissions page] and apply online and pay a non-refundable $100 application fee (fee is waived for half-day VPK).

The deadline to submit an application is July 1, 2024, but some grades may close earlier based on capacity.

Submit supplemental documents and copies of your child’s former academic records* (if applicable by grade).

Records should include:

  • Official Report Card and Standardized Test Score (Grades 1-8)
  • Student Educational Recommendation Form (Grades 1-8) *Included in online application
  • Copy of birth certificate and health records to include the State of Florida Immunization Form 680 and the State of Florida School Entry Physical Form
  • For VPK applicants only: VPK Certificate of Eligibility (voucher)
  • If applicable, documentation of any learning challenges or disabilities, including psycho-educational testing, IEP or 504 plans

*Our Registrar will make an official records request from the student’s former school upon application to verify all submitted documents

All students (VPK-8) will complete a grade-specific entrance test. The admission office will email to schedule the student’s assessment.

Applications are subject to a preliminary review to examine application documents and information against minimum criteria before proceeding to the next step. If the criteria is not met, a decline letter will be sent and the application closed. If met, parents will be contacted to schedule a parent interview. In addition to the preliminary criteria, the entrance assessment, parent interviews, and space availability in the class will determine a final admission decision. The Parent Interview is an opportunity for families and leadership to share philosophical compatibility discussions and expectations of a Fort Myers Christian School education experience.

Offers of admission are based on class availability and all the information gathered in the application process which illustrate potential success in our classroom and our curriculum. The decision is prayerfully discerned by our Admissions Committee. Availability is determined after returning families have paid annual reenrollment fees and confirmed enrollment for the upcoming school year. Once classes are full, accepted students will be placed in a wait pool and notified if space becomes available.

Enrollment Offer Completion & Payment of $400 registration fee ($225 for full day VPK, half-day VPK fee is waived) If an offer of enrollment is made, please follow the instructions in the acceptance email to complete enrollment within two weeks of offer. This includes setting up a tuition payment plan in our FACTS tuition management system.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants to Fort Myers Christian School will be considered for enrollment on a student by student basis according to the following criteria as applicable by grade:

  • The parent and student are in support of Fort Myers Christian School’s Statement of Faith, Mission and Philosophy as a Christian school.
  • At least one member of the student’s immediate family is a born again believer as stated in John 3:3
  • Applicants (1-8 grades) should demonstrate evidence of success in a traditional classroom setting, proficiency at the 30th percentile or higher in Reading and Math on standardized testing, including our admissions assessment, be on or above grade level, and have a minimum of a 2.5 unweighted GPA (in core subjects and overall.)
  • Applicants (VPK and Kindergarten) must successfully complete an in-person screening and demonstrate evidence of potential success in an early learning education environment. The standardized screening assesses age-appropriate, developmental milestones using observation, interviews and child academic performance to pinpoint understanding in the domains tied to early development and school or kindergarten readiness.
  • Students with an IEP, 504 or other accommodation plan must meet the admission requirements, and understand admission may not be offered if it is determined that Fort Myers Christian School is unable to meet the academic, emotional, medical, or behavioral needs of the student. If the student is offered admission, they may be required to enroll in an educational support program at an additional cost.
  • The student should have a clean discipline history with no suspensions, expulsions, or history of behavioral issues, and be able to return to their former school.
  • The student should read, write and speak fluent English.
  • For students entering VPK (K4) or Kindergarten, the student must be bathroom independent (fully potty trained) and the appropriate age by September 1 of the school year. Age 4 by Sept. 1 for our VPK (K4) program and age 5 for Kindergarten.

*Submitting an application and fee is required for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission. An application is not a guarantee of admission even if minimum criteria is met, due to competitive applicant pools.

Testimonials

“I wanted to express my appreciation for FMCS’s significant impact on Elijah and Naomi last year. The staff showed dedication, passion, and guidance towards their spiritual, academic, and personal growth. The kids miss the school dearly, and so do I. Moving has shown us that finding schools and teachers with academic excellence is challenging. Thank you for everything that has been done and will be done in many children’s and their families’ lives. God bless you all!!!!”

Marla Morency

“We wanted to say another huge THANK YOU to you and your staff!! The 2020-2021 school year is almost over and has been a success. The extra efforts put forth by all of the FMCS staff have been exceptional!! We have been thrilled to attend Feed The Need, the Christmas program, Grandparent’s Day, soccer games, the Sports Banquet and we look forward to next week’s end-of-year Award Ceremony. It saddens us knowing so many students and families in the area or around the country have not had the same opportunities. FMCS HAS DONE IT RIGHT AND WITH EXCELLENCE!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”

Steve & Barb Tinklepaugh

“My name is Christine Swiersz. My husband, Tom, and I have had the great blessing of having all four of our daughters graduate from Fort Myers Christian School. The sixteen consecutive years our four daughters have attended FMCS have impacted our family and each of our lives in ways that words can never describe. All six of us have been changed for a lifetime. We have grown in our relationships, in our academic strengths, and, most of all, in our faith. Our children have grown exponentially in their faith in amazing ways, and so have my husband Tom and I!”

Christine Swiersz

“I’m a proud alumni of FMCS. I loved everything about my time as an Eagle! When it came time to choose a school for our son, there was no place else we would rather send him. We look forward to seeing him grow during his time at FMCS!”

Anna (Hansen) Price
FMCS Class of 2006

“We chose to send Elizabeth to FMCS because we wanted our daughter to be surrounded by teachers and staff that would help her to grow academically and spiritually. As an alumni, one thing that always stuck out in my mind was how the school always felt like home. The teachers and staff were so devoted to their students and made us feel like family. FMCS became our number one choice because of the caring teachers and staff.”

Angela (Roser) Olsen
FMCS Class of 1993 with Elizabeth Olsen

“I decided to send Emma to FMCS because, I wanted her to grow up with a solid Christian foundation. I knew that at FMCS she would not only receive a great academic education, but also a great faith-based education as well. I loved my time at FMCS and know a lot of the staff from when I attended. Starting school this year is unlike any year before and I knew that I could trust FMCS to keep her safe and allow her to learn and grow while still having fun. I had no doubts that Emma would be in good hands and would be loved by all of the school personnel.”

Chelsey (Cline) Zuniga
FMCS class of 2006 with Emma Zuniga

“I didn’t just want a private school education for my sons, I wanted it to be a biblical, Christ centered one. Having had Mel Mitchell as my principal and friend when I was a student, I know first hand his sincere love for Christ and his Word. FMCS is a reflection of that love and leadership.”

Matt Anderson
FMCS Class of 2000 with son, Grant Anderson

“It was a joy to watch Johnathon grow in his faith and his academic ability while at Fort Myers Christian school from 1st – 8th grade. We knew when we first visited FMCS, that there was such a presence of faith in the school – even our family that visited Johnathon there felt the same way. I’ll never forget the night a first grade teacher at FMCS called to tell me that she had heard of our interest in the school, that they were ready with open arms to take Johnathon in, to “love” him, and to work with him and his learning challenges. Through the years, she remained true to her word, as did the many other wonderful teachers at FMCS. A couple of years ago, during his finals week in high school, the exams were quite comprehensive. When I picked him up after school I asked him how it was all going. He said, “If I hadn’t learned everything that I learned at Fort Myers Christian School, these tests would be a lot harder. I learned so much there, mom.” How’s that for affirmation? We are so grateful to Fort Myers Christian School for laying a solid foundation for our son.”

Jill Sherman
Mother of FMCS Alumni, Johnathon Sherman (FMCS Class of 2017)
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2024-25 Enrollment is open!

We are currently accepting applications for new students in all grades K4-8th. Apply now to avoid wait lists!