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Frequently Asked Questions

In order for a prospective student's file to be complete so the application process can continue, the following documents must be submitted:

  • Complete application (submitted with a $75 application fee)
  • School records
  • Pastor reference letter
  • Teacher reference letter
  • Classroom accommodations and/or educational testing, if applicable

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If the application for the grade in which you are interested is open online there is potential availability, but no guarantee, of enrollment. Applications may close if there is an influx of submissions but will open again at a later date if potential availability recurs.
Several aspects are taken into consideration by the Admissions Committee to verify eligibility:
  • School records
  • Reference letters
  • Standardized test scores
  • Parent interview
  • Admissions testing
  • MRPC member
  • Current family
  • Learning needs for a particular class/grade level
  • Classroom composition

These factors are seen more like chemistry rather than a math equation and ensures that MRCA is the best fit and can meet the needs of your child.

The Admissions Office has set notification dates for informing parents of their child’s application status. Check our Admissions Timeline to see when notifications begin.
There are many factors that the Admissions Committee considers when determining eligibility. While a submission date may play a small role, it is by no means a deciding factor.

Yes, eligible children of both MRCA families and MR Church members receive first placement if there is availability during enrollment.

In the event that capacity for a grade level is met, MRCA will temporarily close that grade's online application. A waiting pool consisting of all current applicants that meet the necessary criteria for entry into MRCA will then be established. Priority will be given to applicants who are Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church members, current families, and children of MRCA or MRPC ministry employees. MRCA does not disclose the number of applicants in a waiting pool nor the applicant's position in their respective grade's pool.

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