Admission Standards

CPLS operates as an extension of the student’s family, recognizing that parents have the God-given responsibility and authority to educate and discipline their children. As such, it is extremely important for the family to fully investigate the school’s statement of faith and all of our educational opportunities. CPLS understands the nature of educating young minds from a Christian Worldview and strives to offer an environment that reflects the concerns and goals of our families.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Round-up occurs every spring at CPLS. Parents receive information about the school and prospective students are introduced to the classroom experience. Those wishing to apply can sign up for a Kindergarten readiness interview. Applicants will be evaluated for basic knowledge of items such as shapes, colors, alphabet, writing their name, counting up to 25, following simple directions and demonstrating ability to maintain a certain degree of self awareness of control. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the school year they desire to enter.

Grammar School (Grades 1-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8)

CPLS requires the Admissions Committee to examine previous school grades and the most recent standardized test scores (if available). The student will also be given a Readiness Interview to establish whether they are academically prepared to join the grade level for which they are applying. Due to the rigorous academic load, students should not have evidenced any learning disabilities or previous behavioral problems. We accept students who demonstrate an understanding of living as a Christian, an eagerness to excel in academics, and have enthusiasm to attend our school. First grade students must be 6 years old on or before September 1 of the school year they desire to enter.

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Those wishing to transfer from another high school should consider whether or not they have taken courses that would allow for fulfillment of core requirements necessary for graduation. Because of the nature of classical Christian education and our intensive college-preparatory curriculum, it is often impossible for a student to transfer in after the 9th grade year and meet the graduation requirements. A meeting with the Dean of Students will be scheduled with the prospective student and their parents to review current transcripts and determine if a plan can be created to meet all graduation requirements. If accepted, it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that the student makes up any deficiencies with school approval before graduation. Prospective students must demonstrate standardized test scores above the 66th percentile or a GPA of 2.25 during their most recent school year. They also must demonstrate a desire for a classical Christian education and parents must sign the Statement of Faith.

Non-Discrimination Pledge

CPLS admits students of any gender, race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to students at the school. CPLS does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and athletic programs, and other school administered programs. CPLS reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student who does not meet academic requirements or if student or family fails to conform to CPLS rules and regulations.