Admissions Process

Schedule a Tour

If you are interested in sending your child to Good Shepherd, please make an appointment to visit the school. We would be delighted to meet with you informally, give a tour, and answer any questions.

Call us at (941) 575-2139 or e-mail at gsdsfrontdesk@live.com

Complete the Application

The next step is to complete the application form by clicking here, which should be returned to the school along with an application fee and other supporting documents. 

Decision Process

We will sometimes ask an applicant to attend school for a partial or full school day so that we can get to know the student and the student can get to know us. Such interaction gives us a good sense of fit, which is an extremely important criterion for admission. Admission decisions are never made by a single individual. We use a committee process in each decision.

Acceptance & Enrollment

If an offer of admission is made, a contract is provided to the parents. The completed contract, along with the registration and materials fees, secures that student’s place in the school.

Becoming a part of the Good Shepherd Family

Paying for a private school is a major undertaking. Our goal is to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while also providing an environment for the whole child to grow in mind, body, and spirit.

Those needing financial aid may request awards from donor funds that are generally available each year to help deserving families close the gap between what they are able to pay and Good Shepherd’s tuition. Please write a letter to the Head of School, describing the financial need, as the first step in the process. Grants are always decided by a committee.

For those who need greater financial aid, please check to see if you qualify for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarships – STEP UP or MCKAY. Further information can be found at http://www.stepupforstudents.org and http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/mckay/.

Thank you for your care in choosing what’s best for your child’s education. Reach out to us at 941-575-2139 to set up a tour today. We look forward to hearing back from you!