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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Academy of the New Church Secondary Schools! The application and admissions process is outlined below. As you progress through the necessary steps, please email us at admissions@ancss.org or call us at 267-502-2539 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Step 1: Inquire

To begin the admissions process, please complete our Inquiry Form.

Step 2: Visit Campus

Prospective students and their families are required to attend one of the following in-person admissions events:

  • Campus tour with the admissions office
    • To schedule a tour, fill out our inquiry form and click "schedule a tour" to select a date.  Tours can also be scheduled by contacting the admissions office at 267-502-2539
  • Fall Open House - Saturday, October 22nd
  • Winter Information Session - Sunday, January 8th

Step 3: Begin Your Application

We accept the SAO

The application deadline is February 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 1st, provided space is available. 

The application can be completed at any point during the admissions process and does not need to be completed in one sitting, as the program will save your progress. 

Begin the Standard Application Online (SAO)

After visiting the link above, click “Register/login” or “Get started with the SAO.”If this is your first SAO application, you will need to create an account. 

Our school code is 1079. The following are required for application:

  • Completed application with fee ($75) 
  • Supplemental form for Academy of the New Church
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Principal or Counselor Recommendation
  • Current and previous two years of grades. 

Step 4: Admissions Assessment/ New Church Overview (NCO)

The Admissions Assessment/New Church Overview is offered monthly and is required of all applicants and parents*. While your child is completing the assessment, both parents will attend New Church Overview, led by our school chaplain, Rev. Barry Halterman. This is an opportunity to understand the faith that will be an integral part of your child’s life at ANC. When applicants are finished with the assessment, they will join their parents for the final portion of New Church Overview.

*Parents who have previously completed a New Church Overview are not required to attend.

Visit our calendar of available dates by clicking the button below. Click on the event you'd like to attend and a registration form will pop up.  

Register Today

2022-23 Admissions Assessment/New Church Overview Dates: November 12th, December 10th, January 14th, February 11th, March 18th, April 15th and May 20th

Step 5: Shadow Day & Interview

A Shadow Day is the perfect way to get to know ANC and to see if it’s the right fit for your child. Shadow Days can be scheduled after you have done a campus tour with the admissions office or attended an in-person admissions event. To schedule a Shadow Day, contact the admissions office at 267-502-2539 or admissions@ancss.org

Students and their parents will participate in a short interview following the conclusion of the Shadow Day. 

Step 6: Financial Aid Application (optional)

Financial aid grants at ANC are strictly need-based and are determined using the School and Student Services (SSS) financial aid application process. To be considered in the first round of financial aid decisions, new families must complete the financial aid application by January 31, 2023 and submit the required supporting financial documents by February 10, 2023. Almost all financial aid is distributed in the first round. To learn more and apply for financial aid, visit the Affording ANC page. 

Virtual Application Process (International Students): 

The Academy of the New Church offers a small International Program. All international students must have a local guardian. ANC works with several consultants/agencies that can help you through the admissions process and a connection to a local guardian. Please reach out to the Admissions Office for recommendations.

As always, the Admissions Office is here to partner with you throughout your admissions process.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. 267-502-2539