East Bay Christian School

FAQs

General Questions

Q: What age levels does your school accommodate?

A: We take students from 2 years-old up through the 12th Grade.

Q: How much does it cost to attend your school?

A: The registration fee, book fee, and tuition fee vary by age level. To see our detailed fee sheet, proceed to the “Admissions” part of this web site.

Q: When are the payments due?

A: The yearly tuition is broken down into ten monthly payments. You may choose to pay monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly. If you pay monthly, payments are due on the 1st of the month. If you pay bi-weekly, payments are due on the 10th and 25th of the month. If you pay weekly, payments are due on Fridays.

Q: Do you accept state or federal scholarships (such as Makay)?

A: No, we do not accept any government or federal scholarships.

Q: Do you accept any other scholarships?

A: Yes, we accept Step Up for Students and AAA scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Q: Is lunch provided by the school?

A: No, parents provide lunch and snack. We do, however, provide microwave access to students in 1st-12th grades.

Q: Do your students wear uniforms?

A: Yes, our students do wear uniforms. All students wear a solid-color polo shirt with our school logo on it. Uniform shirts are available for purchase through the school office. Boys wear solid-color uniform-style pants, and girls wear solid-color knee-length skirts or uniform jumpers.

Q: What curriculum do you use?

A: We use mainly A Beka Book curriculum and Bob Jones University Press.

Q: What are your class sizes?

A: Our normal class sizes range from 10 to 18.

Q: Do you have a structured class setting?

A: Yes, we do provide a structured class setting with separate classroom time and play time. This offers an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and productivity.

Q: Do you have bilingual classes?

A: No, we do not offer bilingual classes at this time.

Q: May I come tour your facilities?

A: Yes, we do offer tours of our facilities. We do our best to accommodate drop-in visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. All other tour appointments should be scheduled by contact office personnel.

Q: What do I need to do to register my child?

A: Go to www.gradelink.com to fill out an online application form. If you do not already have a gradelink account, you will need to create one. Our school code for Gradelink is “1715.” Paper forms are also available to download and print on this website under the “Admissions” tab or through our school office. Registration and Book Fees are due upon registration.

Q: How can I contact your offices?

A: You can contact our offices by phone (813-677-5236) or through the “Contact Us” portion of this web site. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Questions About Ages 2-4

Q: Do you have a preschool program?

A: Yes, we begin taking students when they turn 2 years old. We have a structured school curriculum for every level beginning with our two-year olds.

Q: What are your school hours for this age?

A: Academic hours for our K-2 through K-4 are from 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Extended Care is open for this age from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Q: Do you have a drop-in program?

A: No, our school is based on a full-time enrollment.

Q: Do you participate in the VPK program?

A: No, we do not.

Q: At what age does my child need to be potty-trained?

A: Children in our two-year old program (K-2) do not need to be potty-trained. However, any child entering our three-year old program (K-3) does need to be potty-trained.

Questions about Elementary

Q: What are your school hours for elementary students?

A: Elementary school hours are from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Q: Do you offer before-school or after-school care?

A: There is an Extended Care program that covers the hours from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. This program is available for students in the K-5through 6th grade for an additional fee.

Q: What extracurricular opportunities do you offer for elementary students?

A: In addition to the main curriculum, our 1st through 6th grades are all involved in music, computer, art, and physical education.

Q: Do you accept student transfers in the middle of the year?

A: Yes, we do our best to accommodate students transfers throughout the school year. We request records from the student’s previous school and adjust accordingly. We may require an entrance examination to determine grade placement.

Questions About Jr. High and High School

Q: What are your school hours for Jr. High and High School?

A: School hours are from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Q: What extracurricular opportunities do you offer for Jr. High and High School?

A: In addition to the main curriculum, our 7th-12 Grade students participate in Computer, P.E., Fine Arts activities, Missions Trips and other activities that take place during the year.

Q: Do you accept student transfers in the middle of the year?

A: Sometimes we are able to accept student transfers in the middle of the year for our Jr. High and High School. However, the Administration will have the final decision after an entrance exam has been taken and a meeting has taken place with our school Principal.