NHCS Admissions Policy

NHCS Admission Policy (Updated July, 2015)

North Hills Christian School was founded to educate the whole person within the framework of a biblical worldview.  Our founders established North Hills Christian School as an institution that would become an extension of the Christian home and Christian church in the effort to “train up a child in the way he should go…”  Therefore, we ask all parents or guardians of enrolled students to be in agreement with the mission, statement of faith, and statement of philosophy of the school.

The following admissions policies have been adopted to assure that standards of admission agree with the school’s philosophy and charter:

  1. All parents / guardians of students must be interviewed by the Executive Directorl or his / her designee.  The admissions committee and the school board may request subsequent interviews as needed.
  1. The Executive Director will admit students to the school.  Admission to the school may be denied only after the admissions committee and Executive Director have reviewed an applicant’s file and have reached a collaborative decision.  The Executive Director and admissions committee may refuse to admit a student with disciplinary or psychological problems, or any student who they determine has spiritual, behavioral, or academic needs that cannot be met by the school.  All new students will be on probation for a period of one year.  However, the Executive Director and school board reserve the right to dismiss students from their enrollment at any time for any reason.
  1. Applicants in kindergarten (5K) through grade twelve will be given an entrance exam to determine placement and to ensure that the school will be able to meet the prospective student’s academic needs.  If a student scores below grade level on the admissions test, the committee will give additional consideration to standardized test scores, previous years’ grades, and standardized test scores from previous years to determine admission and possible evaluation for the school’s AIM program.  The admissions committee may require participation in the AIM program as a condition for enrollment.  Additional tuition will apply for participation in this program.
  1. The school requires that all applicants in first through twelfth grades obtain reference forms, as follows:
  1. Two academic references.  Please note: These references must be provided by the instructors of core courses (history, math, Bible, English, science) in which the student achieved his or her highest course average and his or her lowest average.

Prospective kindergarten students must be five years old by July 31st of the school year.  First grade students must be six years old by July 31st of the school year.  Students with a birthday that falls between August 1 - 31 may apply for an exception to this policy.  A birth certificate must be presented, along with vaccination records for all students.

  1. Parents/Guardian must state that they have read and agree with the statement of faith of the school and agree to have their children educated in accordance therewith.  
  2. If an applicant feels that an admissions decision is inconsistent with this policy, he or she may appeal the decision to the school board within thirty days of the admissions determination.
  1. Parents will be notified as soon as possible of acceptance or rejection of their children into North Hills Christian School.  Students will be enrolled once they have been accepted to the school and all applicable fees have been received.