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The Christian School of Grace Baptist Church

717-243-8820
gbcschool@gbcscarlisle.org

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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ADMISSIONS

ADMISSION PROCEDURES

The Christian School of GBC accepts boys and girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade.  

Applications
Parents wishing to enroll their child/children in the school should contact the school office for paper application forms.  We will also respond to any questions submitted through our request information form:

Request Information

Medical/Dental Forms
DENTAL EXAM FORM (pdf)
PHYSICIAN'S EXAM FORM (pdf)

Interviews
After the application form has been returned to the office, an interview will be scheduled by the Headmaster. Applicants and parents/guardians should be present at the interview. Students entering grades 1-8 will be administered a skills assessment test. A developmental screening will be administered to prospective Kindergarten students.

Age Requirements
Children who have attained the age of five years on or before September first may be admitted to Kindergarten. Children who have attained the age of six years on or before September 1st may be admitted to the First Grade. A birth certificate or other authentic proof of age document shall be furnished at the time of registration.

Exceptions
Children reaching the age of 5 or 6 during the month of September may be admitted to our school based on the following procedure. All requests for exceptions to the minimum age for Kindergarten and First Grade admissions shall be directed to the Headmaster. The request for exception to the minimum age requirements must be accompanied by a statement from a certified psychologist that the child is developmentally, socially, emotionally and academically ready to be enrolled in kindergarten. No child shall be granted early admission to kindergarten if he/she will not have attained a chronological age of five years as of September 30th and a mental age of two years above his/her chronological age. No child shall be granted early admission to first grade if he/she will not have attained a chronological age of six years as of September 30th and a mental age of two years above his/her chronological age. After receiving the request for an exception and the accompanying documentation from a certified psychologist, the Headmaster will either recommend approval or disapproval in writing to the Board of School directors. No student will be considered for enrollment who has not attained the age of 5 (Kindergarten) or 6 (First Grade) by the September 30th date.

Waiting List
Students placed on a waiting list will be contacted of openings only at the beginning
 of a semester. These students will be contacted in order of their placement on the waiting list which is determined by the first date of notification of their intent to enroll. Children of members of Grade Baptist Church will receive first priority in filling any openings at the beginning of the semester.

Transfer Students
Transfer students will be interviewed by the Headmaster and will be tested. When transferring from other schools, it is important to bring the most recent report card along to the interview. Following acceptance, the Headmaster will make the final request for transfer of records from the previous school.

 

Our school is a member of CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS INTERNATIONAL .