The Application Process

We want to know about you right away! To begin the boarding school application process, complete the online inquiry, or call the Admission Office and speak with one of our admission associates. We want you to share your interests and questions with us, so we can tailor your exploration of Christchurch to suit YOU.

Contact the Admission Office by phone 804-758-2306, e-mail, or online visit request. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Friday by appointment at either 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., preferably while school is in session. Interviews include a campus tour and meetings with teachers, students, and administrators, in addition to the Admission Office staff.  This interview is an opportunity for you to experience our beautiful campus, see firsthand the boarding school experience, learn more about boarding school requirements, and gain a better sense of our welcoming school community.

Please apply online here or by completing the Standard Application Online (SAO). To learn more about using the SAO and begin your application, click here: SAO Application Christchurch School Code 2422

The non-refundable application fee ($50.00 for domestic/$100.00 for international) can be paid by credit card through the application portal.

Click the “apply online” link above.

Select the light blue "Create Account" link on the lower left of the white box to create a Christchurch School username and password.

After entering your basic information, select the "Create Account" button.

Our system may recognize you by your e-mail address.

If the system recognizes your e-mail address, your e-mail address will be highlighted in red after you press "Submit."

If this occurs, select the "Login Help” button. You will then be prompted to enter your email address to receive an automatic reply containing your Christchurch School username and password.

Once you receive your Christchurch School username and password you will have access to complete the online application, monitor your child’s progress through the boarding school admissions process, and learn more about Christchurch School.

A successful applicant to Christchurch School should have good teacher recommendations, and the academic transcript should indicate that he/she is capable of working and thinking on or above grade level. We are very interested in applicants applying to boarding school who demonstrate a desire to attend Christchurch and who wish to involve themselves in extracurricular pursuits and work hard on their studies. Christchurch is a wonderful option for students looking to enter college as mature and prepared young adults.
TAKE THE SSAT (optional )
The SSAT is optional for students applying to Christchurch School.  If you would like the SSAT to be considered as part of your application, please register online for the Secondary School Admission Test at  Be sure to request that your scores be sent directly to Christchurch (SSAT Code #2422) when you register to take the test. Refer to SSAT for national testing dates.  All testing requires pre-registration through SSAT. If you are unable to schedule yourself for the SSAT, or if you have questions, contact the Admission Office. Find the SSAT Registration Deadline Calendar here. Find the SSAT Registration Deadline Calendar here.

Download supplemental recommendation forms and transcript/testing request forms here. Distribute Teacher Recommendation forms and Transcript/Testing Request form to the candidate’s current school. Be sure that the correct second page of the recommendation is attached to the corresponding recommendation form. These confidential recommendations and transcripts should be returned directly to the Admission Office at Christchurch School.
Christchurch School offers one of the nation’s best learning support programs for students diagnosed with mild learning differences or who may need regular support in a specific academic area. If interested, please submit your child’s most recent psychological-educational testing evaluation with the application.

All students whose primary language is not English and who may need English as a second language support are required to take the TOEFL (Code #1634) in addition to the SSAT (Code #2422). Applicants with a TOEFL score of 85 or above will be in the most competitive position to gain acceptance for enrollment at Christchurch. We also accept the ITEP and IELTS score report. Please request that your scores be sent directly to Christchurch School as part of the private school admissions process.

Moving forward, Christchurch will be using Clarity for financial aid applications. The program is more user-friendly for families and the school. However, the program will not be in place until later this fall.  Please check back periodically for information about how to apply through Clarity. We hope to be up and running by mid-November at the latest.
+ The Application and fee
+ Student and Parent Questionnaires
+ Math and English teacher Recommendations
+ School Administrator Recommendation
+ Transcript with Standardized Testing Scores
+ SSAT Score Report
+ An interview with the candidate and their family
+ Supplemental reports deemed necessary by the Admission Committee.

Once we have received the completed application, the Admission Committee will meet within two weeks and respond with an admission decision.

Questions? We can help!

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of William Burlee

    William Burlee 

    Director of Admission
  • Photo of Tina McCurry

    Tina McCurry 

    Admission Assistant; Lead Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Aaron Alter

    Aaron Alter 

    Admission Associate; Director of Global Education; Student Leadership Coordinator
  • Photo of Emily Wilkinson

    Emily Wilkinson 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Mary Pryor

    Mary Pryor 

    Admission Associate
  • Photo of Hunter Petrosky

    Hunter Petrosky 

    Admission Associate; Associate Head Soccer Coach
Each of the Church Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. As a related organization of the Episcopal Church, Church Schools respects the applicable policies and governing principles of the Episcopal Church pertaining to nondiscrimination.

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Christchurch, Virginia 23031