Customer Story

Stockdale Christian School

School Profile

Stockdale Christian is a school that is dedicated to training young men and women to be followers of Christ. This vision involves the home, the church, and the school. We know the decisions in the home, church, and school must harmonize with each other in order to have a unified educational experience.

Stockdale Christian School serves boys and girls in preschool through eighth grades. It is an interdenominational ministry serving students from more than one hundred church fellowships. The school has a 32-year history of providing exceptional academics, an internationally renowned music conservatory and a comprehensive educational philosophy that includes prayer and the Bible as key in its curricula, integrating principles of faith, learning, and living.

To learn more about the Stockdale Christian School, start here: www.stockdalechristian.com

Location

Bakersfield, CA

Enrollment

940 Students

Associations

ACSI, WASC, CITA

Stockdale Christian School & TADS

Before TADS

Financial Aid – Our school board finance committee would have to review each application and make a decision based on both quantitative and qualitative information.

With TADS

Financial Aid – TADS Financial Aid Assessment

Improvement – Our school & processes

TADS has helped take the emotion and awkwardness out of the process. First, the school does not receive or store any of the applicant information that provides comfort to the parent knowing their confidential information is not stored on campus. Also, TADS runs the quantitative data through a well-honed process of algorithms to provide a non-biased way of recommending grant amounts. This establishes a level playing field for all families, no matter who they know, or what administrator they spoke to, or how well-established they are in the school. However, TADS has flexibility in their model to accommodate school-specific policies including financial aid budget amounts with multiple phases, multiple application due dates, and requiring supplemental information in the application process.

What we learned

Some things I have learned about our families include a better understanding of their situation, without knowing all the details, so we can better respond to their needs. Also, it was interesting to see families that were on the financial aid list for years did not want to go through the more in-depth TADS process. Also, the Superintendent and families feel more comfortable in educational discussions knowing the financial details are being handled by a 3rd party.

“We chose TADS because of the sophistication of the model and the service level of the staff. The staff is very helpful, friendly and concerned about meeting my school’s needs, not just making a sale.”

TADS solutions currently used

Financial Aid Assessment

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