Admissions

Admissions Process

As a Christian school, our hope is that our students come to know and love Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Through the lens of strong academics, we believe God draws children to himself through knowledge and learning.
Applying to private schools can seem overwhelming even during typical circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. The purpose of our admissions process is to ensure applicants will thrive at Central Christian School -- academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually -- within our learning environment. The process allows space for applying families to become more familiar with our school, as well as an opportunity for us to get to know families and their children better. Our mission is to partner with Christian families to instill within children a passion for God, love of truth, and zeal to serve. We believe that to do this well, we must place a high value on the relationship between our school and parents. The admissions process helps lay the foundation for this partnership.

As a Christian school, our hope is that our students come to know and love Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We believe God has created each of our students as image-bearers of Him, and consequently has a purpose and plan for how they live out their gifts and talents, not just as adults, but even today as children. Through the lens of strong academics, we believe God draws children to himself through knowledge and learning. This belief, coupled with a faculty and staff that deeply value both the spiritual and academic growth of children, gives us great hope that our students will come to have a deep love of learning and appreciation for God’s working in all aspects of the world.

As a ministry of Central Presbyterian Church, we are committed to this statement of historic, Christian faith.  Additionally, we adhere to the Biblical view of gender, sexuality, and marriage as held by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) of which Central Presbyterian Church is associated.  To learn more about the EPC’s faith statements, please visit the EPC website.

Next Steps

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Visit with the Director of Admissions

    Our Director of Admissions, Sarah Holley, would love to meet with you in-person to hear about what's important to you for your child's education, and to introduce you to Central Christian School. Reach out to us online via our Inquiry form, or call our Admissions assistant, Lindsey Hunsicker at 314-727-4535 to chat. You'll be able to select a meeting time that works with your schedule from your subsequently created Admissions Process Checklist.

    Because the health of our students and staff is one of our top priorities, we are, unfortunately, not able to offer tours at this time. For a pictorial look into what is happening in our classrooms, please visit us on
    Facebook or Instagram.
  • 2. Application, School Records, and Faith Story

    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 on Central's site, navigate to your child's admissions process checklist and complete the online application found there. If you do not have an online account, you may begin your application here. When you're all finished, you'll submit the application along with a processing fee of $75 per child.

    The application deadline for the 2021-22 school year is January 31, 2021.  For families applying after the January 31 deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    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 by email or by calling 314-727-4535. Please note: you must first have an online account and have completed an Application in order to request school records through the site. Click here to get started.

    Faith Story
    As a Christian school, we value unity among our families as Christ followers, and we value partnership between our families and the school.  Though we come from over 75 different churches, Central employees and parents are united in our agreement with this Christian Statement of Faith and, most of all, our love for Jesus and our commitment to raise our children to know Him.  After submitting an application, we ask each parent to submit a written Faith Story.  In this part of the application process, we invite you to share about your personal faith in Jesus Christ and how it has impacted your life and your family.
  • 3. Academic Screening

    Part of us learning about your child is learning about his or her previous academic experience, as well as their learning style. Each applicant will visit campus for an academic screening with a Central staff member. The purpose of the screening is to 1) inform us of what your child has been taught at their current school, and 2) help us identify if your child may benefit from additional academic enrichment or support at Central. If the admissions screening, coupled with your child’s school records, indicates he or she may benefit from academic support, you will be notified when a decision regarding acceptance is extended.
  • 4. Parent Interview

    Our Director of Admissions will meet with you to conversationally learn more about you and why you're interested in Christian education, understand what drew your family specifically to Central Christian School, and hear about your faith in Christ and your values. At Central, one parent must be a Christ-follower and align with our Christian Statement of Faith 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.
  • 5. Admissions Decisions

    Admissions Decisions
    The Application deadline for the 2021-22 school year is January 31, 2021. Once all steps of the application process listed above are complete, our Admissions Committee will thoughtfully and prayerfully make an enrollment decision based on the information in your student’s admissions file, his or her fit in relation to our current student body, and Central’s available resources to serve his or her academic needs. Admissions decisions for applicant families will be made in March for the 2021-22 school year.

    For families applying after the January 31 deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

We Offer Grades 3K through 6th

  • 3K is for children who turn 3 by July 31
  • Junior Kindergarten (JK) is for those who turn 4 by July 31
  • Senior Kindergarten (SK) is for those who turn 5 by July 31.
Children should be potty-trained by the first day of school.

Admissions Decisions for 2020-21

The 2020-21 school year is underway and currently meeting in person on our campus. Applications for your child to join us will be considered on a rolling basis as there is space available. To learn if there is space available in your child's grade for this school year, please reach out to Lindsey Hunsicker, Admissions Assistant.

After you've completed the application process, our Admissions Committee will thoughtfully and prayerfully make an enrollment decision.