Admissions Process

Apply to West Hills Christian School

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Making the right decision for your child’s education is important…

…but it doesn’t need to be complicated.

Researching different schools, figuring out finances, and weighing all the pros and cons to determine what’s best for your family can feel daunting.

It’s understandable, and we want to make the process as clear and easy as possible. Our inquiry and admissions process will give you confidence that you are making the best decision for your child and family. Whether this is the very beginning of your child’s educational journey or you are making a change, we’re here to help.

We’re excited to share more about what makes West Hills special and guide you through the application process.

Application Process

New families are able to begin the application process for the 2024-2025 school year as of October 30, 2023. Our admissions process has three separate steps. You will find links to all necessary forms and information below. Please contact our Admissions Team if you have any questions.

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1. Submit an Application

We’ll guide you through the process of creating a FACTS account and answer any questions you have along the way.

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2. Student Assessment

The purpose of this assessment is to determine whether a student is academically prepared for the grade level for which they are applying.

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3. Family Interview

Let us introduce you to our Admin Team. At West Hills it is our desire to partner well with families. After all, we have the same goal… to determine if West Hills is the right fit for your family! This is a time for you to ask questions, and for us to share more about our school.

A Closer Look

Submit an Application

Please submit your student’s application as soon as possible in order to start the admission process. To activate your application file, follow the steps below:

  1. Create FACTS Account: If you are new to West Hills, you will need to create an account HERE through FACTS, our school management system.
  1. Create Student Application (one per child): Once you are logged into your newly created FACTS account, click the button to “Create a New Student Application”. After this is done, you will have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application HERE.
  1. Application/Enrollment Fee: There is an application fee of $77 per child, which is paid once your online application is complete as well as a $200 Enrollment Fee due upon acceptance.
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Student Evaluation

Once the application is received, our Director of Admissions will reach out to you with an invitation for the following:

  1. Student Assessment: All students applying to West Hills Christian School will be given an assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to determine whether students are academically prepared for the grade level for which they are applying.
  1. Family Interview: When the assessment has been completed by the Admissions Team, we will reach out to schedule an interview with a team member of the administration.
 
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Notification

After the interview, a member of the Admissions Team will connect with you regarding our decision. Please note that if a class is full, we maintain a waiting pool, not a waiting list. Multiple factors are considered when an opening occurs and an applicant is offered placement.

Re-enrollment for current families begins in February, therefore, the number of openings in each class will not be known until the beginning of March.

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Meet Laurie, Director of Admissions

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Years ago, my husband and I made the decision to send our two girls to West Hills Christian School. We have never once regretted it. The foundation they received biblically, academically and socially in their formative years from kindergarten through eighth grade prepared them to be exceptional adults. Now, as the admissions director, it is my joy and privilege to welcome new families and students into our school community.
Laurie Becker
Director of Admissions
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Making the Switch

We know switching schools can be intimidating for both you and your child. Such a major transition may bring concerns about fitting in and finding a new community. You can rest assured that our school isn’t just an educational institution – it’s a family. Every student is welcomed with open arms.

Shared faith, academic excellence, and mutual support form the backbone of West Hills Christian School. It’s these elements that cultivate an environment where your child can flourish in all aspects of life: intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Come visit us to experience the unique spirit and warmth of our school family firsthand, and see for yourself what sets West Hills apart!

Non-Discrimination Policy

West Hills Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

West Hills Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.