Admission

  1. Step 1 - Before You Register

    Grade Requirements

    K3 - Child must be 3 on or before September 1 of the school year to enroll in the K3 program.

    All students must be potty-trained and be able to care for themselves while in the restroom. The staff cannot change students who have potty accidents as we are a school and not a daycare.

    The School Center may make allowances to take children that do not meet the K3 age requirement but this is subject to approval by the administration and done on a trial basis.

    K4 - Child must be 4 on or before September 1 of the school year to enroll in the K4 program.

    Children that entered K3 early (if not 3 on or before September 1) will have to repeat the K3 program. (NO EXCEPTIONS)

    Kindergarten - Child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 of the school year to enroll in Kindergarten.(NO EXCEPTIONS)

    For children entering school for the first time, age verification is needed. The birth certificate must be on file in the Office.

    1st Grade - Child must be 6 years old on or before September 1 of the school year and have completed Kindergarten.

    MSC follows state guidelines for school entrance. Students will be expected to follow the course of studies outlined at each grade level.

    Screening will be required for transferring students.

    Health Requirements

    It is a requirement that each child have on file the following:

    • Physical (current within last 12 months)
    • Immunization record (current)
    • TB Screening (part of the physical)
    • Scoliosis screening for 6th, 7th & 8th grade
    • Birth Certificate
  2. Step 2 - Registering Your Child

    Print-out, & Complete a School Center Registration Form

    If your child has any medication that needs to be administered while at school, please also complete a Medication Release Form.

    All parents are reminded that if your child is accepted for enrollment in the Methodist School Center, such acceptance grants no right on continued enrollment during the school term for which acceptance is granted, or for re-enrollment for an succeeding term and the Center reserves the right to terminate enrollment or reject application for re-enrollment when, in its discretion, such action is in the best interest of the Center.

    After-School Program

    The Methodist School Center provides an after-school program for K3-8th grades. This program is both convenient for the parents and allows students to be in a Christian environment. We hope to provide an atmosphere that is not only fun, but also conducive to study. We offer a homework room for 2nd - 8th grade students in the afternoon. This program is not designed to be a daycare type program.

    The hours are as follows:

    • Before School

      • K3 7:00 - 7:50
      • K4 7:00 - 7:50
      • Elementary/Middle 7:00 - 7:50
    • After School

      • K3 11:30 - 5:15
      • K4 12:55 - 5:15
      • Elementary/Middle 2:30 - 5:15

    After School Program will not be open before 7:00 AM and will close at 5:15 PM.

    The State of Florida requires that all members of child care institutions be on the lookout for, and report to the State, any and all cases of abuse to a child. the Methodist School Center is therefore obligated to report to the State any suspected cases of child abuse and/or neglect.

  3. Step 3 - After You Register

    Dress Code

    Uniforms are mandatory. Guidelines are as follows:

    • Traditional Waisted Pants/Shorts/Skirts: navy, khaki, & denim
    • Short-sleeve & Long-sleeve Shirts (with logo): red, navy, & white
    • Shoes: tennis shoes & socks

    Tuition

    All tuition is based on a yearly amount. Tuition can be paid "in full," for the entire year, or it can be divided into 10 equal payments. Payments are due by the 15th of the month, August through May.

    Fund-raising

    The Methodist School Center makes every effort to keep tuition affordable. Tuition, however, does not cover the operation expenses of the school. Therefore, throughout the school year fund-raisers will be implemented. Your participation in these fund-raising activities is important and appreciated. We are also glad to accept memorials and gifts.

    Lunch

    Each Wednesday, the School Center will provide pizza for lunch. A nutritional lunch and beverage should be brought by the student on the remaining days.

    Snacks

    K3 and K4 classes are given a morning snack (juice, cookies, crackers, chips, pretzels, etc.). If your child is allergic to any foods, drinks, etc., please notify the school office. In such cases a proper snack should be sent daily with your child.

    Attendance/Tardiness

    Upon entering kindergarten and grades thereafter, state law requires mandatory attendance. Children in these classes must be in attendance unless ill or have a reasonable excuse. There should not be more than 9 absences per semester. More than 9 absences could put you child in academic jeopardy.

    Grades can also be affected by frequent tardiness.

    Field Trips

    Field trips will be taken during the school year. Field trips are a part of the school curriculum and students are expected to attend as they are a part of the class activity (It is considered the same as attendance in the classroom.) Students may be asked to report on the field trip and a grade will be given. Notices will be sent out in advance of any trip taken stating event, date, times and cost. Chaperone spaces may be limited.

    Conferences

    Parent/Teacher conferences are periodically scheduled. However, we want to exchange thoughts and information on your child whenever necessary. You are always welcome to schedule a conference. Parent involvement is vitally important!

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