Founded in 1993, Geneva is a co-educational, college preparatory, day school that is committed to the historic Christian faith but is not associated with any particular church or denomination.
The following information is a quick guide to the most sought-after information.
Headmaster: Rev. Robert Ingram
Academic Dean: Mr. Kevin Clark
Dean of Faculty: Mr. Jim Reynolds
Dean of Students: Dr. Mike Beates
Director of the Upper School: Mr. Andrew Smith
Director of Early Childhood: Mrs. Heidi Heinch
Director of Admission: Mrs. Brooke Holt
Director of Advancement: Mrs. Katie Deatherage
Athletic Director: Mr. Dan Harger
FCIS is a professional educational association that was founded in 1954 by a group of independent private school leaders in order to promote high standards for non-public schools. It is one of the nation’s largest organizations of independent schools, evaluating and accrediting its 157 member schools which enroll over 73,000 students . FKC, founded in 1968, is a member of the Florida Association of Academic Nonpublic Schools (FAANS) and has been recognized as an official evaluating and accrediting organization for the nonpublic early childhood schools in Florida.
Enrollment and Class Size
Total enrollment: 505
Grammar school enrollment: 280
Dialectic and rhetoric school enrollment: 225
K4 limited to 14
K limited to 16
Average class size grades 1–6: 16
Average class size grades 7–12: 15
Student to teacher ratio: 10/1
Location of The Geneva School
The Geneva School’s main campus is located on State Road 436 (Semoran Boulevard) in-between Howell Branch Road and Aloma Avenue in Winter Park. The early childhood campus is two and a half miles away on the corner of Grand Avenue and Howell Branch Road.
Main Campus (2nd–12th grade, main administrative offices)2025 SR 436
Winter Park, Florida 32792
Early Childhood Campus (K4–1st grade, business office)7540 Grand Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32792
Early Childhood Campus
- K4: 8:30 am–12:30 pm for the first few weeks of school and 8:30 am–1:30 pm for the remainder of the year.
- Kindergarten: 8:30 am–1:00 pm for the first few weeks of school and 8:30 am–2:30 pm for the remainder of the year.
- 1st Grade: 8:15–2:00 pm for the first few weeks of school and 8:15 am–2:45 pm for the remainder of the year.
- 2nd–6th Grade: 8:15 am–3:00 pm
- 7th–12th Grade: 7:55 am–2:45 pm
Please note: classes begin promptly at these times. An earlier arrival allows your student time to prepare for the day.
Early Dismissal Schedule (no lunch program and no aftercare is provided on these days)
- K4, K, and 1st Grade: 8:15 am–11:45 am
- 2nd–6th Grade: 8:15 am–12:00 noon
- 7th–12th Grade: 7:55 am–12:15 pm
Daily schedule for Dialectic and Rhetoric Students (grades 7–12)
Students in 7th–12th grade have a modified block class schedule.
Regular daily schedule
- Schedule A – regularly Monday, Tuesday, and Friday – seven 47-minute periods
- Schedule B (dialectic) – regularly Wednesday – six 38-minute periods, chapel or assembly, and a 50-minute enrichment period
- Schedule B (rhetoric) – regularly Wednesday – three 80-minutes periods, chapel or assembly, and a 50-minute enrichment period
- Schedule C (dialectic) – regularly Thursday – eight 38-minute periods and an activity period
- Schedule C (rhetoric) – regularly Thursday – four 80-minute periods and an activity period
Different Daily D/R Schedules: Along with the regular A, B & C schedules, there are few additional schedules to allow for special activities and events planned throughout the year.
TGS Calendars: A special D/R daily schedule calendar is posted on the calendar page (and can be added to your own Google calendar) along with the regular school calendar and the athletic calendar.
Carpool and Parking
Carpool and Parking Information for the Early Childhood Campus: When entering the early childhood campus, please follow the directional signs through the parking lot. Be especially careful when driving on campus and watch out for children walking through the parking lot. There is sufficient parking at the ECC and parents are welcome to park and walk their children to class.
Carpool and Parking Information for the Main Campus: Because parking is very limited at the main campus, parents are encouraged to go through the carpool line even on the first day of school. The carpool line travels behind the building to the far corner of the property and then along the front of the building. If you do need to park and walk your child to class, please be vigilant of the traffic directors during carpool and of other vehicles in the parking lot. During morning and afternoon carpool, staff members are present to supervise the children.
Morning drop-off at the main campus—one way traffic only
- Do not turn into the front parking lot from the main drive. Please drive around the school and park after dropping off students.
- The carpool line takes vehicles behind the building to the far side and then along the front. Staff are present to help students out of cars and to supervise with them at the picnic tables prior to 8:00 am.
- Drop off students at the front of the school only
- Morning carpool ends at 8:25 am every day. After this time, please park and sign your children in at the front office.
Afternoon pick-up at the main campus:
- Carpool signs should be placed on the front passenger side of the windscreen so they are visible to the carpool staff member calling names and those putting students in cars
- As vehicles enter the carpool line at the front corner of the campus by the driveway, a staff member will call students’ names over the intercom. Students will then proceed to the front of the building while vehicles continue to circle the building. The carpool staff will walk students to cars in the carpool line at the front of the building.
- School day ending times: 7th–12th grade at 2:45 pm and 2nd–6th grade at 3:00 pm.
- GRAMMAR SCHOOL PARENTS SHOULD NOT ENTER THE CARPOOL LINE UNTIL AFTER 2.55 PM
After school care is offered for students in grades K4–8 every day after school until 5:30 pm with the exception of early dismissal days when no care is offered at all. Any other exceptions to this will be publicized ahead of time. Aftercare for students in K4, K, and 1st grade is held at the early childhood campus and at the main campus for students in grades 2–8.
Both aftercare for grammar school students and Post-Scholam for dialectic students are considered extensions of the school day with all the same behavioral and uniform expectations for participating students.
Grammar School Aftercare (K4–6th): Aftercare is a service offered to Geneva parents for students enrolled at TGS. It is offered on an as-needed basis. Children who are not picked up by 3:25 pm (grades 2–6) at the main campus will be checked in to aftercare, and applicable fees charged to the family’s account. Families of K4, K, and 1st grade students must pre-arrange aftercare needs prior to the end of the school day.
Dialectic Post Scholam (7th–8th Grade): Dialectic students not picked up by 3:30 pm will participate in Post Scholam and applicable fees charged to accounts. Students are under the supervision of a teacher in a classroom quietly doing homework and studying.
Dialectic students participating in after-school extra-curricular activities (under adult supervision) are exempt. When the number of students in Post Scholam falls to only 1–2 remaining, students will transition to the supervision of the grammar school aftercare staff.
Aftercare fees for the 2016–2017 school year will be charged as follows:
- K4, K, and 1st grade: $6.50 per hour (or any portion thereof) until 5:30 pm
- Grades 2–6: $6.50 from 3:25–4:30 pm (or any portion thereof) and $6 for the next hour (or any portion thereof)
- Grades 7 & 8: $6.50/hr or any portion of a hour from 3:30–5:30 pm
- All supervision ends at 5:30 pm after which fees are $1.00/minute
Fees will be added to your monthly statement. (Those of you on an annual tuition plan will receive a monthly aftercare bill when it is used.)
Michelle Smith, the grammar school aftercare coordinator, may be reached via cell phone (407-415-5212) after the school office closes (3:00 pm at the ECC and 4:00 pm at the main campus).
Mike Beates, the Post Scholam coordinator, may be reached via cell phone (407-247-5843).
The Geneva School believes that uniforms play an important role in maintaining a culture conducive to cultivating virtuous scholars. In many respects the uniform is the face of Geneva. Uniforms encourage a sense of school identity and cohesion and also help to raise the standards of the school’s academic and cultural pursuits.
In addition to cohesion and identity, uniforms also serve to minimize distractions in the classroom thus contributing to a stronger learning environment. Non-conformity to the uniform code is a distraction we seek to avoid. This principle applies equally to distractive hair styles, hair color, makeup, and also to distractive behavior. Minimizing distractions allow us to maximize learning.
For specifics about the uniform guidelines and where to purchase uniforms, please visit the Uniform Guidelines page.
The Geneva School lunch program is run as a fundraiser for our athletic department. It is also our hope that this program will be cost effective, enjoyable, and convenient for you and your family.
Each month there is a ten-day window to order lunches for the upcoming month. Parents are notified electronically (via email and Nota Bene) when online ordering is open. Lunches are pre-ordered for a month at a time, and orders may be placed for one day a week, five days a week, or anywhere in-between.
At each campus, two local restaurants deliver a variety of main courses each day. In addition to the main course, each student may select a side from a range of healthy options including fresh or dried fruit, fresh vegetables, cheese or nuts. Bottled water is also available for students who do not wish to use their own reusable water bottle at lunch time.
For further information about the lunch program and to submit an order, please visit the lunch program page.
Computer Requirements for 6th–12th Grade Students
Students in 6th & 7th grade are required to have access to a computer with an internet connection at home. Students in grades 8–12 are required to bring their own device (chromebook, laptop, or tablet) to school to allow for classroom writing, research, and collaborating as directed by the faculty. In addition students in grades 6–12 are required to have access to a printer.
Upper School Profile
Click HERE to view our school profile including graduation requirements, rhetoric school course offerings, statistics, and college acceptances.
The Geneva School has defined three boards that provide leadership and support to the school in complementary ways: a Board of Governors, a Board of Reference, and an Advisory Board.
The Board of Governors has ultimate accountability for ensuring that the mission, vision, and values on which the school was founded are progressively fulfilled and realized in all areas of school life. The members of this board are responsible for hiring a suitably qualified Headmaster and empowering him (or her) to direct the operation of the school in accordance with these founding principles. Working primarily through its constituent committees, it also oversees corporate governance and finances, and provides leadership for major projects that support the school vision, such as the Legacy Campaign and building projects.
The purpose of the Advisory Board is to engage a more diverse group of (up to 30) people who are prepared to serve the school in their particular area of expertise or experience. The advisory board meets annually and its members are available to the school and the board for consultation and participation in projects or committees. In some cases, the person may represent an organization that is closely aligned with the school’s vision; in others, he or she may simply be an individual who is willing to bring some much-needed resources to bear on challenges that the school faces.
The Board of Reference is made up of (up to 15) individuals who are strongly aligned with the values and vision of The Geneva School, and who have agreed to lend their names and reputations to help promote the work of the school. Their names will appear in school publications and PR material, including the school website, and they undertake to endorse the school in their own circles of influence.
To read more information about each of our board members, visit the Governance pages.
Tuition Rates for 2016–2017
Tuition Rates for the 2016–2017 school year are given below:
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* Current families who re-enroll students by February 3, 2017, will receive a $200 discount on the enrollment fee. Current families who submit an application for a sibling by February 3, 2017, will also receive a $200 discount on the enrollment fee if the student is accepted.
For information, please visit the Tuition and Fees page.
The Geneva School offers financial aid to families with students in grades K–12 (students entering K4 and international students are not eligible for financial aid). The Geneva School utilizes the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to help determine how much aid the school will provide to families. Assistance from Step Up For Students (SUFS) is also available to some families. A family may submit an application to both organizations. The Geneva School does not accept the MacKay scholarship.
All students in grades 2–8 take the ERB CTP (Comprehensive Testing Program) assessment test in the spring. CTP is a reasoning/achievement test battery that is available to more than 1,600 ERB-member public and independent schools. It is designed as a challenging test to measure learning and distinguish achievement even among the higher-level students.
For more information about the ERB test, visit the ERB website.
All 9th – 11th grade students take the College Board’s PSAT test in October. When taken in their 11th grade year, this test also serves as the National Merit Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives 11th grade students a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills.
At TGS, all students—K4 through 12th grade—have the opportunity to participate in sports. TGS athletes are challenged to practice and play with purpose (to honor God in effort and attitude), with delight (to excel with their God-given abilities), and with respect (towards opponents, teammates, coaches, and officials). Our goal is to manifest Christ-likeness, even in the midst of intense competition, as representatives of TGS, the church, and family.
Grammar School: Soccer, volleyball, flag football, basketball, martial arts, golf, and track.
Upper School: Volleyball, golf, cross country, soccer, basketball, tennis, softball, track & field, and baseball.
For more information about athletics including coaches and schedules, visit the athletic pages.
The Geneva School thrives on parent participation. Whether you are a member of our board of governors, coaching a basketball team, chairing a special event, or dressed up for Colonial Day—you are involved. Volunteering at Geneva is a great way to partner with the school. Our field trips and events are spilling over with active, enthusiastic parents.
Click HERE to read more about how you might get involved.
At Geneva, engagement in learning does not stop at the end of May. Each summer Geneva offers a variety of summer camps for students of all ages.
Information about the Summer Camp Program can be found HERE.