APPLY TO WHCS

HOW TO APPLY

There are three steps in the admissions process. You will find links to forms and information you need listed below. Please contact our Director of Admissions if you have any questions.

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STEP ONE: ACTIVATE YOUR APPLICATION

To activate your application file, the school office must receive the following items:

A. Student Application (one per child)

Applications are accepted starting October 20th for the following school year. A student’s Enrollment Application should be submitted as soon as possible to reserve a placement spot.

B. Application Fee

Application fee is $75.00 per child and is paid at the end of the online application.

C. Educator Recommendation (one per child):

The educator recommendation will be completed by your child’s current teacher. If your child is not enrolled in preschool or is home-schooled the educator recommendation will be completed by the parent.  This form is sent electronically to the recipient as part of the online application.

D. Church Leader Recommendation (one per child):

The church leader recommendation will be completed by a leader in your current church who knows your child/family best. This form is sent electronically to the recipient as part of the online application

STEP TWO: CONSIDERATION FOR ADMISSION

After the school has received the items from Step One, the following must take place:

A. Entrance Exam:

All students applying to West Hills Christian School must take an entrance exam. The purpose of this test is to determine whether the students are academically prepared for the grade level for which they are applying. These test scores are not used for priority placement into West Hills Christian School.

B. Parent/Principal Interview:

If you  have not met our principal, we will schedule a parent/principal interview when the above steps have been completed.

STEP THREE: NOTIFICATION

A. Openings:

Applications are held according to grade level until it is determined what openings are available. Re-enrollment for current families takes place in late January, therefore we will not know the number of openings for each grade until the beginning of March.

B. Letter of Confirmation:

A confirmation letter will be sent to all applicants the first week of March to notify if admission has been granted. Applications for students beyond the number of available openings will be placed in the waiting pool.

C. Waiting Pool:

We maintain a waiting pool, not a waiting list. Multiple factors are considered when an opening occurs, and an applicant is offered placement. Among the factors are date of application and siblings who are attending or applying for entrance.

D. Late Application:

Applications received after January 31, will be taken on a first come first served basis. All requirements listed above must still be met by each family member applying.

SCHOLARSHIP/FINANCIAL AID

Please note admissions acceptance and awarding of financial aid assistance are two separate, simultaneous processes and applications. Please see our Scholarships & Tuition page for more information.