How do I apply for enrollment at SFCA?
The process begins with completing an online application. After the registration fees are paid, the application process continues with admission testing and a family interview. Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1 to acquire a seat. First grade students must be six years old by September 1.
What is your admission testing like?
For students applying for kindergarten, we use a kindergarten developmental readiness test which takes about 30-45 minutes to administer. It measures developmental skills such as manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination, as well as cognitive skills such as counting and letter recognition. This testing begins in the spring. If you enroll earlier than that, we hold a seat for your child until the admission testing and interview process can be completed.
We require you to provide two years' of standardized test scores (one year in the case of students entering grade 1 or 2). If you cannot provide test scores, or if the Administration requests it, we will administer our admission test.
Do you have book fees?
The cost of book rental or purchase is included in the tuition schedule. There are no additional book fees. Every student is expected to purchase supplies for their grade level.
Are you accredited?
SFCA is dually accredited through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED/SACS accredited.
What kind of qualifications do your teachers have?
Our teachers must meet the standards for certification through the Association of Christian Schools International, which requires a four-year degree, as well as additional credits in the Philosophy of Christian Education and Bible. In addition, many of our teachers hold state teaching certification. Our teachers are born-again believers who feel called by God to teach in a Christian school.
What curriculum do you use?
After careful evaluation, we have chosen the curriculum from a variety of publishers. For more information on specific textbooks and curriculum, please choose the appropriate school level (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) under the Academics Tab on this website.
What are your school hours?
Full, Regular Schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
8:00 am - 3:05 pm
8:00 am - 2:50 pm
9:00 am - 3:05 pm
9:00 am* - 2:50 pm
*Student Leadership Academy (SLA)
8:05 am start time (Grades 7-12)
Half Day Schedule
8:00 am - 11:45 am
8:00 am - 11:30 am
What is the student/teacher ratio?
SFCA has an average classroom size of 16 students per class. There is a maximum of 20 students in kindergarten and first grade allowed per class. Kindergarten classes also have a full-time aide.
In grades 2-5 the maximum is 22 students per class, and in grades 6-12 the maximum is 25 students per class.
Do you wear uniforms?
Students are required to wear uniforms purchased from Renegades Uniform Store. They are located at 17051 Jean Street, Unit 10 Fort Myers, Fl 33967.
For questions regarding uniforms, please visit Renegades website at renegadesfl.com or call them at 239-275-6720.
On Fridays, students are allowed to wear an SFCA school spirit t-shirt and blue jeans. The student must pay one dollar for the privilege of wearing jeans. Proceeds benefit the athletic department.
Do you have a hot lunch program?
Yes, SFCA has a hot lunch program. Click here for more information.
How can I pay my tuition?
Annual, Bi-Annual and Monthly payments are handled through automatic debits from your checking or savings account using FACTS tuition management.
Do you provide before and after school care?
Before and after school care is available for all grades, K-12, for a fee.
How do I apply for a spot in Kindergarten?
SFCA open enrollment begins each year in January. Applications are located online at swfca.com. All forms must be completed and the matriculation fee paid in order to reserve a spot. A copy of the child’s birth certificate is required. The child must be five years old by September 1, to be eligible for the Kindergarten program.