How to be a Yellow Jacket

Visit the Campus

Throughout the school year we provide a variety of ways for prospective students and their parents to take a look at our school. These include the following:

  • Open House in early fall is an evening opportunity to meet students, teachers, and coaches and tour the school.  Representatives from each sport and fine art are available as well as teachers from every grade and discipline.
  • Welcome Wednesdays occur in October, November, February, March, and April. Welcome Wednesdays provide a unique opportunity to visit classes in session, tour the building, learn about the admissions process and dialogue with students, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Shadow Days give students the opportunity to experience a day at CCA!  Students are paired with a host who takes them through his/her schedule, introduces them to other students, and encourages them to ask questions and get a feel for life at Chapelgate.  Lunch is provided.

All of these opportunities can be scheduled through the online portal.

Cindy Barr, Director of Admissions
Cindy Barr
Director of Admissions
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Application Process

We strive to provide the best experience for your child in all aspects of their education, starting right here at the beginning with the application. Our thorough application process is designed to ensure that CCA is the best fit for the development and well-being of your child. We allow mid-year transfers based on available space and the application process. Read on to see how to join one of the premier educational systems in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Lower School

Submit Application with Registration Fee

Submit a fully completed application with supporting documents, along with the $150 registration fee, through the online portal.  Space for the Lower School will be determined after the re-registration process concludes for current students on December 31, 2019.  The application process for new Lower School students opens on January 2, 2020.

Selection

Upon reviewing your completed application documents and assessment results, we prayerfully consider students for admission based on available space using the following priority:

  1. Returning students
  2. Siblings of returning students
  3. Children of Chapelgate Presbyterian Church members
  4. Other local students

Upper School

Submit On-Line Application with Fee

Submit a fully completed application with supporting documents, along with the application fee, through the online portal. We offer both an early-admission process as well as rolling admissions.  

Admissions Testing

Participate in our admissions testing program.

Interview with the Head of School

Attend an interview (parents and student) with the Head of School.

Selection

Upon reviewing your completed application documents and assessment results, we prayerfully consider students for admission based on available space.

Upper School International

Language Proficiency

We provide a rigorous and demanding college preparatory program for all our students. International students must demonstrate average or above average academic performance prior to attending CCA. International students must be proficient in the English language, and we require applicants to submit official TOEFL test results as part of the admissions process. At the beginning of the school year, CCA administers language and academic proficiency testing to determine which classes the student will take and whether or not the student will be required to participate in additional, intensive English tutoring at additional expense.

International Application to the Upper School will take the following steps:

Submit Application with Registration Fee

Submit a fully completed application with supporting documents, along with the application fee, through the online portal.* We offer both an early-admission process as well as rolling admissions.  December 13, 2019 is the deadline for application for the Early Admission Decision Date of February 21, 2020.

* Parents must complete online registration in English. Please contact admissions@chapelgateacademy.org if you have difficulty using the on-line form.

Submit Supporting Documents

  1. Official TOEFL test results
  2. Completed Essay
  3. Copy of student’s passport
  4. Proof of bank documents to verify ability to cover full cost of all tuition and living expenses for the school year

Interview with the Head of School

Students and at least one parent will participate in an interview with the Head of School via telephone or video conference.

  • Students are expected to speak in English
  • Parents may request the presence of an interpreter

Homestay Placement (optional)

Students requesting placement with a CCA Homestay family for the school year must submit an essay they have written in English describing:

  • Interests inside and outside of school
  • Personal character
  • Personality traits
  • Understanding of respect
  • Expectations for interacting with their Homestay family

Selection

Upon reviewing your completed application documents and assessment results, we prayerfully consider students for admission based on available space.

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