Admissions Process During Summer 2020

The purpose of our admissions process has always been to ensure applicants will thrive at Central -- academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually -- within our learning environment. Our mission is to partner with Christian families to instill within children a passion for God, love of truth, and zeal to serve; therefore, we strongly value the relationship between our school and parents. (To witness how we navigated academics and community connection through the quarantine season last spring, click here.)

Our admissions process, whether done in-person or virtually, helps establish this partnership. Applying to private schools can seem overwhelming at times during typical circumstances. Be assured our desire at Central is to walk with you every step of the way and point you in the right direction.

(Please note that we offer Grades 3K through 6th. 3K is for children who turn 3 by July 31. Junior Kindergarten is for those who turn 4 by July 31, and Senior Kindergarten is for those who turn 5 by July 31. Children should be potty-trained by the first day of school.)

Tour with Director of Admissions and Advancement & Head of School

Our Director of Admissions and Advancement, Sarah Holley, along with our Head of School, Christan Perona, are meeting in-person with prospective families this summer to hear about what's important to you for your child's education and introduce you to Central Christian School. Tours and Education Consultation Meetings are scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings between 9am-1pm. Like employees of Central, we're asking all visitors to wear masks while in common spaces and hallways. 

Application + School Records Request

Application
The online application is an opportunity for you to tell us about your family, your child, and the values that inform your life. If you already have an online account, navigate to your child's checklist and complete the online application found there. If you DO NOT have an online account, begin your application here! When you're all finished, you'll submit the application along with an application fee of $75 per child.

Request for School Records
Also available via your child's checklist, is a link to request School Records from your child's current school. If your child does not currently attend school, or if you have questions about requesting records through the link, please contact Lindsey Hunsicker, email or call 314-727-4535. Note: you must have an online account, and complete an Application in order to request school records through the site. Click here to get started!

Parent Interview

Our Director of Admissions and Advancement, along with our Head of School, will meet with you to conversationally learn more about you and discover why you're interested in Christian education, understand what is drawing you specifically to Central, and hear about your faith in Christ and your values. At Central, one parent must be a Christ-follower and align with the basic tenets of historic, orthodox Christianity in order for us to fulfill our mission to partner with families. Parent interviews typically last an hour, and Lindsey Hunsicker will reach out to schedule this for you. 

Admissions Decisions for the 2020-21 School Year

Applications submitted in the summer of 2020 will be considered on a rolling basis as there is space available. Priority will be given in the order applications are received. After you've completed the application process, our Admissions Committee will thoughtfully and prayerfully make an enrollment decision based on fit in relation to our current student body and resources available. To learn if there is space available in your child's grade for 2020-21, please reach out to Lindsey Hunsicker, Admissions Assistant.

We are planning to reopen for on-campus learning on August 18, 2020. Click here to read our reopening plans.

Thank you again for your interest in Central during these unprecedented times. We are here to guide you from step to step in our process and look forward to dialoguing with you. Our prayer is that you will cast all your anxiety on Christ and sense His deep care for you and your family (I Peter 5:7). We believe God is glorified as we lean into Him and depend on Him in new ways.