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Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions

Does South Sound Christian Schools accept international students?

Yes, for grades 9-12. Additional policies, timelines, and paperwork apply for international student applications and admission. Please contact the school at 253-475-7226 for further information.

Does South Sound Christian Schools offer financial assistance?

Yes. SSCS uses an outside organization to determine financial need and/or eligibility, and financial awards are based upon the organization’s recommendation. SSCS is not able to offer financial assistance to all families. For further questions, please contact the school at 253-475-7226.

Must the school have all required paperwork and forms before making a decision on acceptance into the school?


Is the application fee refundable if my child is not accepted into SSCS?

No. A significant portion of time and attention is dedicated to reviewing applications by the office and administrative staff. The registration fee is intended to cover part of this time.

How will I know when my child is accepted into South Sound Christian Schools?

A letter of acceptance is mailed by the school to indicate acceptance into SSCS.

Can we come and tour your school?

Yes. Tours can be set up by contacting the Tacoma Baptist Campus at 253-475-7226, or New Hope Elementary at 253-847-2643.

Can my child visit for the day at your school?

Yes. Set this up by contacting the school office at 253-475-7226. Please indicate which grade level your student will be entering and what day you would like your child to visit the school. The school appreciates at least three days notice.

Is information on tuition and/or fees available?

Yes. A complete list of applicable tuition and fees is available on this website.

Do you have Before and After School Care?

Yes, at the Tacoma Baptist campus. Use of this service incurs additional fees. Please inquire about current fees, schedules, and polices during the application process.

Do you have uniforms or a dress code?

Yes. The New Hope campus in Graham, WA has a uniform for its students and the Tacoma Baptist campus in Tacoma, WA has a dress code. For the most current version of the school uniform or dress code, please view the current version of our student-parent handbooks, or inquire at 253-475-7226.

What kinds of sports do you have?

South Sound Christian Schools offers a variety of sports for both males and females at the Junior high and High school levels during all three sports seasons. The elementary also has a limited sports venue. To view the current sports offered, please visit the athletic portion of the website or call the athletic director at 253-475-7226 ext 113.

Would my son/daughter be eligible to play sports at your school in their first semester?

Specific WIAA regulations and policies may apply to situations wherein students transfer schools. For information on your unique circumstances, please contact the athletic director at 253-475-7226 ext. 113.

Do you have bus transportation?

Yes. For a information on available routes, fees, and pickup/ drop off times, please visit the Transportation page, or contact the transportation director at 253-475-7226 ext 113.