Application Process

Your Journey

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  • Begins Here

    You may begin applying on September 1 for the following school year. Applications are due by January 31. We will continue to receive applications after this date as long as there is space available. Notifications will be mailed March 1.

    When applying to Chattanooga Christian School, we require the last three (3) years of grades and test scores, a current teacher recommendation, a pastor recommendation, and a placement assessment (grades 6-10). We are a distinctly Christian school providing a quality educational program from a biblical perspective for children of Christian families, so we require that at least one parent or guardian has a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and is in regular attendance at a local Christian church.

    If you are applying for Financial Aid, the application process begins on September 1, and the deadline is January 31. Award notifications will be mailed March 1 with the Admissions notifications.
The Chattanooga Christian School application process begins with each prospective student going through the Admissions checklist as outlined below.

Admissions Checklist (PreSchool-12)

List of 10 items.

  • 1. Create an Account

    Choose the “Create an Account” option on our Online Application page to create an account on our admissions system, MyCCS.

    * For International Student Application information, click here.
  • 2. Login to Online Application

    Use the login information you just created to log into the application system, MyCCS.
  • 3. Complete the Application

    • The application does not have to be completed in one sitting. The system will save your progress and allow you to complete the application as you wish.
    • Complete the application and submit by paying a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $100 by credit card.
    • Once the application is processed, you will be assigned a checklist in MyCCS to complete the admissions process.
  • 4. Recommendations

    1. Pastor Recommendation: A recommendation is required from the pastor of the church you regularly attend.
    2. Teacher Recommendation: A teacher recommendation is required for 1st-12th grade applicants.
  • 5. Request Records

    You can use this form to make your request for all records from your student’s current school. Records should be sent to CCS via email to or fax at 423.756.4044.
    • Grades and test scores for the last three (3) years
    • Exceptional Education records
    • Additional records, as needed (i.e., discipline records, eligibility report)
  • 6. Parents Attend a Core Distinctives Seminar

    After the application is submitted and all required documents are received by the Office of Admissions, we will schedule your seminar. This is a small group meeting with CCS President, Chad Dirkse, or a Head of School.
  • 7. Student Interview (Grades 6-12 only)

    Student interviews are scheduled and conducted by the Office of Admissions.
  • 8. Student Placement Assessment (Grades 6-10 only)

    Students will take a placement assessment after they have applied to determine placement in honors or regular classes. This is not an entrance exam.
  • 9. Admissions Committee

    After the application is submitted and all required documents are received by the Office of Admissions, your student’s file will be taken to the Admissions Committee for evaluation. We will mail notifications on March 1.
  • 10. Enrollment

    After receiving acceptance notification, parents will be provided an enrollment package to complete online. The Financial Agreement and a non-refundable enrollment fee of $185 are required to hold your student’s place.

Visiting Campus

Preview Days provide parents with more information about our school and a chance to experience our school community. You can sign up for these and other events on our Visit Our Campus page.

Your Privacy

Maintaining the privacy of your family's personal information is important to us. We are committed to taking appropriate measures to maintain the privacy of information you submit to CCS. We do not sell this information or share it with anyone else unless authorized by you or required by law. Only those CCS employees and consultants who need it to perform their job responsibilities are authorized to have access to your information that you provide.

By continuing with the online application process and signing the application electronically, you represent to CCS that the information is furnished by you and is accurate and authorize CCS and its employees and consultants to use the information and rely on the information to process your application.

Chattanooga Christian School reserves the right to require more information through documentation and/or a parent meeting to adequately serve the needs of the student.