Admissions Process During COVID-19 

The purpose of our admissions process has always been to ensure applicants will thrive at Central -- academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. While we're moving some of our rhythms online in response to the coronavirus, we're still seeking to discern if a child would truly flourish in Central's 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're navigating academics and community connection through this quarantine season with our current families, click here.)

Our admissions process, whether done in-person or virtually, also 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.)

Education Consultation with Director of Admissions

Our Director of Admissions, Christan Perona, would love to virtually meet with you to hear about what's important to you for your child's education and dialogue about how Central can help. We'll send you a link to access a video meeting through Zoom. Contact Lindsey Hunsicker, Admissions Assistant to schedule your consultation. 

Application + Release Form

Application
To apply, you'll first create an account through our website with your own, personal username and password. The online application is an opportunity for you to tell us about your family, child, and the values that inform your life. When you're all finished, submit the application along with the application fee ($75 per child or $100 per family.)

Records Release Form
If your child is currently attending school, please complete a Records Release Form. Then, contact your child's teacher to request a Teacher Referral Form and email the school to request your child's records be sent to Central. If your child's school is currently closed, email your request and ask them to send digital copies to admissions@centralschoolstl.org. You can download the Release Form and Teacher Referral Form here.

Parent Interview

Our Director of Admissions will meet with you virtually in an effort 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 45-60 minutes, and Lindsey Hunsicker will reach out to schedule this for you. All admissions interviews during this COVID-19 season will occur through Zoom.

Admissions Decisions for the 2020-21 School Year

Applications submitted in the spring of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic 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.

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 this spring (I Peter 5:7). We believe God is glorified as we lean into Him and depend on Him in new ways.