Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cut-off for students starting in Pre-K?
A student must be age 4 prior to September 30 to be able to enroll in our Pre-K program.
What is the average class size?
- Pre-K and K - 1:9
- Grades 1-3 - 1:13
- Grades 4-5 - 1:18
Middle School and High School
- Classroom sizes average 16 for the middle school and 10 for the high school.
What is the uniform policy?
- Elementary - Navy blue shorts or pants or approved plaid skirt; white, navy, green or gray polo
- Middle and High School - Khaki shorts or pants or approved plaid skirt; white, navy, green, or gray polo
What if I don’t live in Ruston?
You’re in good company! Nearly 50 percent of our students don’t live in Ruston either. Our students come from a 40-mile radius, which includes seven different parishes. We have bus routes that run to West Monroe, Farmerville, Jonesboro, Arcadia and more!
Are you affiliated with a church?
We are a private, independent school, so we are not affiliated with a church. We were, however, founded on Christian principles, and we embrace this as a standard of excellence by which we should live. This includes daily student-led prayer and recognition and celebration of the Christmas and Easter seasons.
What is a shadow day?
A shadow day is an opportunity for your student to attend classes at Cedar Creek for all or any part of the day. He or she will be paired with a “buddy” that will show them around, introduce them to new friends and give them a sense of what it’s like to be a Cedar Creek Cougar! This visit can be scheduled through the Admissions office.
Is it true that only the most privileged children attend private schools?
While that may have been the case years ago, most of our families are dual-income working families. They choose to send their children to Cedar Creek for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is our safe, nurturing environment, small class size and our reputation for academic excellence.
Does our family have to pay tuition costs up front?
We have three different payment options for our families: annual, semi-annual and monthly. We understand that this is an investment, and we do everything we can to be mindful of that. We also firmly believe there is no greater investment than in the education of your child.
Is the admissions process complicated?
Not at all! The first step would be to request admissions materials and then schedule a visit with Susan Everett, our Director of Enrollment Management. She will be happy to walk you through each step of the process. You can also view the admissions process online.