EVERETT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Preparing children to be servants of God in His world

Steps to Enroll

Steps to Enroll

Follow the steps below:
  1. Schedule a tour to visit the school, speak to the administrator and pick up an information packet.

  2. Complete and submit the ECS Application for Admission.  Everett Christian School will be doing On-line Applications beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Each submitted application will be reviewed by the ECS Administration and ECS Board.  ECS will contact the applicant to continue the admissions process. If an applicant does not respond back to ECS within 60 days the application will be considered invalid and an applicant will have to reapply.

  3. Schedule a time to have your child academically screened.  For Kindergarten (see below), we use the Gesell Developmental Screening, and for 1st-8th we use the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities.  The cost for these tests are $35 for the first child, and $25 for each additional child. There is no screening for Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten.

  4. Schedule and have an interview to share about the goals and expectations of ECS, as well as to determine enrollment status.  (Please see our entrance qualifications below)

  5. Upon acceptance, complete the registration process, including medical/emergency info, immunization forms, permission forms, tuition contract, and other important documents.

ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Students must come from a Christian home defined as the following: at least one parent/guardian must have a clear testimony of personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, must be a member or regularly worshipping in a local Christian church, and must not be participating in practices that would be considered illegal or considered by the school as immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian lifestyle, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship.
  • The family must demonstrate ability to cover the cost of education required of them (possibly including tuition assistance).
  • Students entering Kindergarten will be tested for school readiness skills, not academic skills, and must be five years of age prior to September 1st of the school year. All other 1st-8th grade students are academically screened as part of the application process. There is no screening for the Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten program.
  • Applications are reviewed and considered on a case by case basis and consider the unique needs of the individual students.
  • Applications from families with students who are physically or mentally disabled will be reviewed on an individual basis due to special resources.
  • There may be reason to close enrollment for certain grades because of space constraints.  Applications for those grades will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
KINDERGARTEN ONLY

All Kindergarten students are screened for readiness before admission into ECS.  We require that children reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1st of the upcoming school year to be permitted to enter kindergarten for that year.  An exception to the age requirement may be granted by the school for children who show exceptional promise of success in kindergarten even if they will not reach five by September 1st.  If asked by the child’s parents, we will administer the screening to children whose birthday falls between September 1st and November 1st.  We will not screen students whose birthday is after November 1st.

Once the screening is complete, an appointment will be made for a review of the child’s readiness for kindergarten.  The final evaluation decision will be made by the screener and the school principal, with input from the child’s parent(s).  If the child is 5 by Sept. 1st, but does not meet the readiness qualifications, further evaluation may be required.

 

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Everett Christian School admits students of any race, color, gender, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, and national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, athletic, and other school-administered programs.