Important Enrollment Dates
January 1, 2022
Applications open online for new students. Enrollment forms are available online for current students and their siblings.
January 31, 2022
Last day of priority enrollment for current students and their siblings.
February 1, 2022
Priority enrollment for Grace Covenant Church partners.
February 15, 2022
Enrollment opens for all new applying students. All applications will be considered by the date they were submitted, going back to January 1, 2022.
For Students Applying to Kindergarten – Grade 8
Step 1: Application
Submit an application along with the application fee of $100 per student. If a seat is available for your child in the class you are applying for, we will notify you via email if a seat is available or if your child will be placed on the waitlist. Waitlist information will be available on the website or by contacting the school office.
As part of the application submission, students entering Grades 1 – 8 must give their current teacher/school a recommendation form to be sent directly from the current school to GCA. Finally, the student’s most recent report card should be submitted to GCA.
You will have 48 hours to schedule your family interview and proceed to STEP 2. Failure to respond will result in forfeiture of your seat.
Step 2: Entrance Testing
If school records are not able to be submitted with the application or are incomplete for students in Grades 1 – 8, entrance testing may be required. The fee for entrance testing is $50 per student. The admissions office will work with families to schedule this as needed within a 1-2 week time frame.
All applying Kindergarten students will be required to complete a Kindergarten entrance test prior to finalizing enrollment. The cost of this testing is covered by the school.
Step 3: Family Interview & Student Shadowing
Upon full completion of all application documents (recommendation forms and records/testing results) parents will be asked to set up a family interview. Both applying parents must be present for the family interview, along with any applying students. This is your opportunity to discuss any questions you have and discover what it means to be a partner at GCA. The admissions office will follow up after the family interview to provide instructions on completing the enrollment process (forms and fees).
Any students applying to Grades 4 – 8 will be required to come for an additional hour shadowing opportunity ahead of any interview appointment time. During the shadow day new students will participate in classroom activities, get to know current students, and meet with GCA teachers.
Step 4: Final Enrollment
After the family interview and shadow day has been completed, parents will be emailed instructions to complete your child’s online enrollment forms and submit the enrollment fee. All enrollment forms and fees should be submitted online within ten business days from the date of the family interview.
For Students Applying to our Early Education Classes
Step 1: APPLICATION
Submit an application (link) and $50 application fee online. Applications are handled in the order received. GCA will review each application and email families to let you know of space available or ask if you would like to be placed on a wait list. Should a spot be available you will have 5 business days to accept the spot, otherwise we will move to the next family in line.
STEP 2: ENROLLMENT
When a family accepts a spot at GCA you will be emailed a link to the online enrollment packet. Each family will have 10 business days to complete and submit the enrollment pack.
STEP 3: ENTRANCE TESTING
Upon submission of the enrollment packet new Early Ed students will be contacted to set up an entrance testing date at GCA. Entrance testing is facilitated by a former GCA teacher on the GCA campus. Specific details will be given when you select a day. There is no fee for testing.
STEP 4: FAMILY INTERVIEW
After entrance testing is completed for new PreK students, a family interview will be scheduled to go over testing results and answer any questions that families may have.
If enrollment for a particular class/grade level is at capacity the student will be placed on a wait list. Preference will be given in the following order:
- Siblings of current GCA students
- Grace Covenant Church partners (Partnership is obtained through a formal process as administered by Grace Covenant Church. Should you be a GCC partner please note this at the time of application to GCA.)
- General public
- A child must be three years old on or before August 31, 2022 to enroll in the threes program.
- A child must be four years old on or before August 31, 2022 to enroll in the pre kindergarten program.
- A child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2022 to enroll in kindergarten.