Admissions Process

The purpose of our admissions process is to ensure your child will thrive at Central -- academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. 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. Even our admissions process helps establish this partnership. Applying to private schools can seem overwhelming at times, so 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.)

Private Tour

The best way to begin to understand our culture and community is to see our students and teachers engaged in our day-to-day rhythm. We have found that tours with individual families work best here, and these typically happen on weekday mornings. Many prospective families enjoy touring on Friday after attending chapel, for you can see our whole community together -- you'll even see some Central moms, dads, and grandparents attending chapel. We gather weekly on Friday at 8:30am in our gym. To schedule a tour, contact Lindsey Hunsicker, Admissions Assistant, or call 314.727.4535. 

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 $75 application fee.

Records Release Form
If your child is currently attending school, please complete a Records Release Form. We'll then contact the school to request your child's records and a Teacher Referral Form. We'll have the Release Form waiting for you when you tour our school, or you can download it here.

Shadow Day

After submitting your child's application, our teachers are eager to meet your child! We like to see all our applicants in action, with same-age peers in a classroom context. Shadow Days are also a chance for applicants to get to know our school better.
          - 3K applicants come for a group playdate on Saturday, January 11, 2020. (3K applicants who apply after this date will come during a weekday.)
          - JK and SK applicants spend a morning here.
          - 1st-6th Grade applicants spend an entire day here.

Our students love to host visiting applicants, and they are treated with tender care during their time here. Applicants engage in classroom activities and also participate in a screening session with a faculty member. 

Parent Interview

When you schedule your child's Shadow Day, you'll also schedule a Parent Interview. Our Director of Admissions will host you in an effort to conversationally learn more about you, hear about your faith and values, and learn why you're interested in Central. This is also a chance to ask additional questions about our school. 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. 

Admissions Decisions for 2019-20 (Transfer Students)

After you've completed the application process, our Admissions Committee will thoughtfully and prayerfully make an enrollment decision. Applications for the 2019-20 school year are received and considered on a rolling basis. If offered enrollment, your family would then complete an Enrollment Form and make arrangements for your child's first day at Central! (To confirm there is space available in your child's current grade, reach out to Christan Perona, Director of Admissions, before you submit an application.)

Admissions Decisions for 2020-21 (Applicants for Next School Year)

To have your child considered for priority admissions, apply by January 31, 2020. After you've completed the application process, our Admissions Committee will thoughtfully and prayerfully make an enrollment decision. Students who are accepted to Central for 2020-21 will need to complete an Enrollment Form by April to secure their spot in next year's class. Applications received after January 31 will be processed on a rolling basis.) 

Thank you again for your interest in Central! We are here to guide you from step to step in our process and look forward to dialoguing with you!