Admissions Process

Our Admissions Process is designed to provide several opportunities for you to visit our campus and discover the value of our small student-to-teacher ratio and our individualized learning model. We prefer you attend the Coffee & Chat and our Story Time Open House, as well as schedule a separate campus tour. Students will be required to attend a full shadow day for Kindergarten through 5th Grade. K3 and K4 applicants will come for a morning visit and assessment. Other on campus opportunities include Science Fair and World's Fair Day for any prospective parent. We offer rolling admissions, therefore classes may fill up early. Visit opportunities include:

  • Campus Tours: Beginning Sept. 2, 2024 Hear and see how our school mission is implemented on a daily basis, and discover many of the opportunities afforded the students both inside and outside the classroom. Parents will view the classrooms but interaction with  teachers is reserved for the Story Time Open House in order to minimize the disruption during instructional time. Tours and Shadow Days are required for admittance to HVCS.
  • Shadow Day: Includes the assessment. These will begin in January.
  • Story Time Open House: November 16, 2024 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Need something fun to do on a cold Saturday morning? HVCS is one of the few local  elementary schools to offer a drama program.  Attendees will have an opportunity to hear a story and see it acted out by our talented drama students. Afterwards they will enjoy a snack and structured play time while parents meet teachers and have a chance to ask questions about individual grades. This event is highly recommended for prospective students. Must RSVP by phone to the school 2 days prior to the event. (ph. 423.894.3200)
  • Coffee & Chat: January 25, 2025 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Chance to meet with our Head of School and Admissions Director. Hear what makes HVCS unique among many school options here in the Chattanooga area. Please RSVP by phone to the school 2 days prior to the event. (ph. 423.894.3200)
  • Other Parent Preview Opportunities:
    • Science Fair: March 4, Drop in from 9:00-11:00. This event will offer parents another opportunity to visit campus. Our Admissions Director will be available for any questions or a campus tour. Please RSVP to the school
    • World’s Fair Day: April 29, Drop in from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. This unique annual school wide event allows parents a special look in the classroom and the opportunity to see our school community in action. You will be able to tour the world through our classrooms and observe research projects, view creative artwork, and taste a variety of culinary favorites from around the globe. An admissions representative will be available. Please RSVP to the school.

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