Process to Admission

The Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Pace Brantley School!

Our website offers you a chance to learn more about the type of student we serve, the special programs used to teach our unique student population, our beautiful traditional campus and the difference we make in the lives of our families.

Pace Brantley School has a rolling admissions process. Applications are accepted year-round, and qualified students are admitted throughout the school year. We value the opportunity to speak with you about your student’s learning needs and determine if Pace Brantley School would be a good fit. If you would like more information about our school or the admissions process, please feel free to contact our Admissions Coordinator at 407-869-8882.

Pam Bellet, MA, LMHC  |  Admissions Director

The admissions process begins with either the admission application or a campus tour. If you would like a campus tour before submitting a formal application, you may schedule that by clicking on the link. These tours ideally should occur during regular school hours to see our students and teachers as they work. Tours typically take about an hour and include general information about the school, class observations and opportunities for questions and answers. Click here to schedule a campus tour. 

The completed Admission Application must be accompanied by all required documentation. This information is on the Prospective Student Checklist. (Click on the blue links to download, print, and complete the forms.)

Please return completed application and required documentation to the Admissions Coordinator. You may mail the form to our office: Pace Brantley School, 3221 Sand Lake Road, Longwood, FL 32779 or scan and email to our Admissions Coordinator, Erin Shaffer at eshaffer@pacebrantley.org.

Upon receipt, the application and documentation is reviewed by the Eligibility Committee. After review, if the committee feels that Pace Brantley may be a fit for your student, an admissions interview will be scheduled with the Admissions Director.

After the admissions interview a visit day may be scheduled. The visit day includes pre-admission testing and a non-refundable testing fee of $200 which is due on the student’s visit day. This evaluation is used as a means to informally meet and interview the student, assess academic achievements, and to analyze strengths and weaknesses in the learning process.

After the student’s visit day, the Eligibility Committee will evaluate all documentation and make a recommendation for admission. Should the determination be made that Pace Brantley School cannot meet a student’s needs, an appropriate referral is made.

PBS uses a rolling admissions process. When a class is full, the remaining qualified applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

Upon acceptance, the school contract will be mailed and the registration fee of $550.00 is due.

The following documents/forms need to be submitted before the student’s first day of attendance:
Enrollment Checklist
ACH-EFT Payment Authorization Form -OR- Reoccurring Credit Card Payment Authorization Form

For any other admissions questions and inquiries, please contact:
Erin Shaffer, Admissions Coordinator
eshaffer@pacebrantley.org
407-869-8882

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY
Pace Brantley School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs

Eligibility

Re-enrollment 2017-2018

Re-enrollment packets have been mailed home; if you did not receive re-enrollment forms, please contact Erin Shaffer. All re-enrollment contracts and fees are due by April 1, 2017 to guarantee your child’s seat at Pace Brantley.

Please complete the following forms as necessary and return them to Erin Shaffer in the front office.

Before and After Care Registration
Carpool
Directory and Photo Release
MS and HS Locker info
Student Transportation Information
Student Medical and Health Forms

Is PBS right for your child?

Pace Brantley School has been changing lives since it was founded in 1972. Once a student is admitted to PBS, a new learning experience begins. Students often come to us with a lack of confidence and poor self-esteem. Soon they become happy, self-assured individuals who excel academically and socially.

Pace Brantley School serves students whose priority need stems from academic difficulties and who possess average to gifted intelligence. Our focus is to work with students having diagnosed learning disabilities such as: Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia. In addition, we serve “struggling learners” who may not have a formal diagnosis.

Pace Brantley School is not the right fit for every student. We are not a therapeutic school and do not have specialized programs for behavioral, psychiatric or social-emotional diagnoses. In addition, our program is not designed for students who have been identified as having an Intellectual Disability or and Emotional Behavioral Disorder.

Financial Assistance

The mission of Pace Brantley School is to provide a quality education to children with learning disabilities and differences. A Pace Brantley School education is an investment in your child’s future. However, we understand the sacrifices families make to send their children to our school and that some families may need financial assistance. We encourage our families to investigate the following state scholarships:

Tuition 2017-18

New student registration $550
Returning student registration $450

Tuition Costs for Elementary School: $15,370

  • Tuition Insurance : $400

Tuition Costs for Middle School: $15,470

  • Tuition Insurance : $400

Tuition Costs for Grades High School: $15,890

  • Tuition Insurance: $425

Scholarship Programs

The McKay scholarship is accepted for those students who qualify. Please visit the McKay Scholarship website for more information on how to elect this option for your child.

The Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA) program helps parents individualize the educational plans for their children with special needs. Please visit the Gardiner Scholarship website for more information.

Step Up For Students was created to help alleviate the enormous educational challenges faced by children in Florida who live in or near poverty. The program provides Tax Credit Scholarships to students in K-12 who come from low-income families. Please visit the Step Up for Students website for more information.

Pace Brantley School has a scholarship program that helps to provide need-based financial assistance to students. This scholarship award is reviewed annually requiring all recipients of past aid awards to reapply every year.

To apply for a Pace Scholarship, download, complete and return this scholarship application with required documentation to the Admissions Office.

Your child may qualify for a scholarship to private school. Click here for scholarship applications when available.