Admission

Continuous Enrollment

CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT FAQS

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is continuous enrollment?

    • Continuous Enrollment is a common-sense approach to enrollment, which is followed by almost all middle and high schools and colleges, and is being adopted by many independent schools nationwide.
    • Rather than an opt-IN annual re-enrollment process, Continuous Enrollment is an opt-OUT process. In other words, if you are returning to St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School after initially enrolling, you will never have to fill out another re-enrollment contract.
    • We are assuming that you are going to return unless you inform the School otherwise by completing the online OPT-OUT form prior to 2/14/2022. 
    • No student will be considered for re-enrollment for the succeeding academic year unless their billing account is current, and they are in good academic standing.
    • St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School reserves the right to withdraw acceptance and terminate the enrollment contract based on determinations, made by St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School in its sole discretion, that the Student did not satisfactorily complete the school year either academically or behaviorally.
  • Q. How do families financially commit to returning each year?

    • Tuition rates for the following year will be made available to parents on the School website in January.
    • The School will continue to bill parents under the same Tuition Plan unless notified in writing otherwise. Parents will have an opportunity to make changes to their plan, update emergency contact information, and make their enrollment deposit once the enrollment link is received.
    • If the Student is enrolled for the 2022-23 school year, a written termination notice must be received by the Business Office by February 14, 2022. Please note that the enrollment deposit and new student fee (if applicable) are non-refundable and non-transferable as outlined in the enrollment contract. 
     
  • Q. I'm enrolling a new sibling of a current student. What do I need to do?

    Enrolling a sibling of a current student is the same as enrolling a new student. Each student will have his or her own Continuous Enrollment Contract. See the School’s website (Admission tab) for detailed application instructions.

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  • Q. How is the continuous enrollment deposit collected?

    The required enrollment deposit will be paid through the online enrollment link. Payments can be made by credit card or e-check through the enrollment link. The due date is on or before February 14, 2022 for currently enrolled students and on or before March 7, 2022 for newly enrolled students.  Unless the School receives an opt-out form for returning students prior to the enrollment due date, the deposit will be billed.
  • Q. What if I am behind on my account?

    • All accounts must be current in order to keep your continuous enrollment status active.
    • Need-based Financial Assistance (TADS) will only be awarded when accounts are current.
  • Q. I have a question, which has not been answered. Whom do I contact?

    For additional questions, please contact Chief Financial Officer Amanda Thompson at athompson@stepsmia.org or Director of Admission and Enrollment Management Debby Lichtner at dlichtner@stepsmia.org
  • Q. Is there a penalty if I Opt-Out and then decide to enroll later?

    Families who complete an online OPT-OUT form and later decide to enroll must contact the Admission Office for space availability. There will be no guarantee of a seat for that student.
  • Q. What will the tuition be next year?

    Tuition rates for the following year will be made available to parents on the School’s website in January.