II. Admission Priority:
The Board reserves the right to extend invitations to families who reflect the purposes of the school; however there are certain priority dynamics that go into determining admission.
1. Presently enrolled students
2. Children of Eastwood Presbyterian Church members, children of Eastwood Christian School faculty, and siblings of currently enrolled students
3. Students on the waiting list.
The above types of students must register during priority registration! Failure to do so will nullify any priority status they may have held.
III. Waiting List Procedures
The waiting list does not guarantee a student a place at Eastwood Christian School; the partnership of education is secured through an invitation from the Board. However, the waiting list does serve two purposes:
1. Should all things be equal in the application process and there are fewer positions available than applicants, the waiting list is considered.
2. Those families on the waiting list are kept in the informational system. Registration deadlines, applications and other school information are supplied to those on the waiting list.
A parent may put a child on the waiting list by obtaining a waiting list card from the school office or following the above link. If no position is available for the student, he or she will remain on the waiting list. Though on the waiting list, students must submit an application during the registration process.
IV. Admission Requirements for the Student:
A. Assessment Test ($25.00 fee)
B. A child entering kindergarten must have reached the age of five years by September 1 of the year he would enter Eastwood Christian School. A child entering first grade must have reached the age of six years by September 1 of the fall in which he would enter Eastwood Christian School.
C. If a child has successfully completed the previous school year and his school work and behavior compare favorably to the comparable grade at ECS, the child will be placed in the grade for which he is applying. However, if there is evidence to show that the child may not be adequately prepared for the next sequential grade level, with the parents’ consent, he may repeat the previous grade.
V. Admission Requirements for Parents:
A. It is our desire to minister to believers and their children. Toward that end, we require at least one parent to provide a testimony of faith in Jesus Christ during the initial parent interview.
B. Parents of students should have a clear understanding of the biblical philosophy and purpose of Eastwood Christian School. This understanding includes a willingness to have their child exposed to the clear teaching of the school’s Statement of Faith in various and frequent ways within the school’s program.
C. Parents should be willing to cooperate with and adhere to all the written policies of Eastwood Christian school. This is most important in the area of discipline and schoolwork standards, as well as active communication with the respective teachers(s) and administration.
D. ECS expects parents to serve the school in a variety of ways, realizing that their involvement is crucial to the success of the school.
E. If parents are divorced, ECS is legally obligated to provide reports to the custodial parent(s) only.
ECS will require a copy of the custody decree.
VI. Required Reading for Parents:
VII. Recommended Reading for Parents:
A. Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, Douglas Wilson (can be purchased at ECS)
B. Repairing the Ruins, Douglas Wilson
C. For the Children’s Sake, Susan Schaeffer Macauley
D. Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tedd Tripp
E. Making Disciples, Norman E. Harper
F. Back to the Black Board, Jay Adams
"The God-ordained institution of the family is given the primary authority and responsibility for education. School should be an extension of the teaching, training and disciplining presently occurring in the home."
SEVEN FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR ESTABLISHING
EASTWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
An ECS family must understand and be committed to classical, Christ-centered education. Parents should want their children to attend Eastwood Christian School because of what they are taught, how they are taught, and by whom they are taught. Eastwood Christian School is a learning-oriented community, where students are challenged to achieve their individual educational potential for the sake of serving the Kingdom of God.