Our School: Enrollment
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Here's what parents need to know about enrolling a child in Grace Lutheran School.

 

 

Enrolling Students in Grace Lutheran School


Grace Lutheran School welcomes students age three through eighth grade, from the community as well as the Grace congregation. The student body at Grace includes children from both city and suburbs and from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Approximately 60 percent of the students in the school come from families who are not members of Grace Lutheran Church.

Parents interested in the school are invited to meet with the principal before submitting an application for their child. This meeting is an opportunity for parents to learn about the school community, to tour the facility, and to discuss their child’s education in relation to Grace’s curriculum and instruction. Parents and principal also discuss financial support of the school during this meeting.

For more information about enrolling a child in Grace Lutheran School, .

Applications

Applications for the next school year at Grace School are accepted at any time. A $50 application fee must be submitted with the application form.

Early Enrollment

Returning students, members of Grace Lutheran Church, and siblings of students already enrolled in the school are eligible for early enrollment for the next school year. The early enrollment period is January 1 to March 1. During this time, families submit an enrollment form and fees, along with a pledge of financial support for the school.

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for other students begins on March 15. Families who have submitted an application to the school will be contacted about their admission status at this time. Admission to the school depends on the number of openings available in each grade. When openings exist, the enrollment process begins.

Screening

The classroom teacher screens the student. Records from previous schools are reviewed. (If additional testing by Grace’s Special Education Coordinator is needed, an additional fee of $50 per hour will be charged.)

Acceptance

After completing the screening process, parents receive a letter notifying them of their child’s final acceptance into Grace Lutheran School.

Enrollment

Parents then submit the enrollment form and fees, along with a pledge of financial support for the school. This material must be submitted within 10 days of the student's being accepted into the school. The remaining fees and forms are submitted at school registration in late August.

Waiting List

If there are no openings in the child’s grade level, families are asked if they would like to keep their application active, in the event that there is an opening in the grade before the beginning of the school year. If no openings occur for the upcoming school year at this grade level, families are asked if they would like to keep their application active for the next school year.