Admission Information

Thank you for your interest in applying to TCA.

We are full for the 22/23 school year for all grades and also have applicants on a waitlist. We will reach out to applicants on the waitlist, if space becomes available during the school year.


We respectfully ask that you read the following information prior to completing the online application to help answer questions you may have.

Admissions for the 23/24 school year will begin in February as space is determined for each grade-level and will close by mid-April.

Projected Timeline for TCA Admission & Enrollment for the 2023/2024 School Year 

January 23-February 6, 2023 Re-enrollment for TCA Families for the 2023/2024 school year.  TCA Families will confirm re-enrollment of students currently attending preschool-11th grade and may request priority admission consideration for siblings. Re-enrollment fee of $300/student or $500/family will be due.

January 25, 2023, Informational Meeting at 9:00am with TCA Headmaster, Josh Longenecker. No sign-up. Please join us if you are interested in learning more about The Classical Academy of Sarasota or visit the Tour Information page located under the Admissions tab for a video tour link. (next tour will be held in Fall 2023)

February 1 – March 31, 2023 Application Review, Student Shadow Days, *Upper School Interviews, Admission Decision & Offer

TCA Admissions will determine the available space in each grade-level based on re-enrollment numbers. TCA Administration will thoroughly review applications and supporting documents according to their submission date, taking into consideration the number of spots available for each grade. Selected applicants will be invited to spend a shadow day on TCA’s campus. Visiting students will complete an assessment and take part in classes for the day.

Entering PS, PK, or K: no shadow day *exception at the request of TCA Admin
Entering 1-2: shadow a ½ day 8:20am-12noon in current grade
Entering 3-8: shadow a full day, 8:20am-3:20pm in current grade
Entering 9-12: shadow a full day, 8:20am-3:20pm in current grade; interview meeting with Dean and Headmaster

Teachers, Resource Staff, and Administration will supply input on admission decisions. Enrollment for the 2023/2024 school year will be confirmed after all items requested have been received including the enrollment contract, enrollment fee, immunization record or religious exemption, school health entry form or physical, and birth certificate. A final report card or transcript will be requested at the end of the 22/23 school year from your child’s current school (grades K-11). Homeschool students must supply a signed Home Education Evaluation.

Please note, if you are contacted during our admissions window (February/March) to be notified of an opening for one or more of your students and have not yet had the opportunity to visit the campus, we will happily schedule a time with you.

** you will create a login to create the application using your email address, last name, and a self-chosen number. HINT: It is case-sensitive and will NOT work if not entered in exactly the same.

The new online application is required for admission consideration to preschool through grade twelve. Students will be added to the waitlist for the year applied only. Applications will close on February 28, 2023 for the 23/24 school year. Applications for the 24/25 school year will open October 1, 2023 and will close on January 1, 2024. Applications will not be rolled over to a future year.

Applications will not be viewed or processed from December 20, 2023 – January 31, 2024 while we are away from the office for Christmas break followed by re-enrollment for current TCA families. Please note, we are not able to provide a “number on the wait-list.”  We will begin processing applications for the 2024-2025 school year after current families confirm re-enrollment in January 2024.