|  Admissions Process


This important process ensures that Bethlehem is the right fit for your child to be the best learner they can be. Read on to learn what to expect as you progress through each step in our admissions process.


ADMISSIONS: NEED-TO-KNOW INFO

ADMISSIONS PROCESS: Overview

• Admission at Bethlehem Lutheran School is a privilege.

• Bethlehem Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. Bethlehem Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

• Students may be admitted any time during the school year if space is available and all requirements from Admission Policy Regulations are met.

• Applicants are admitted on the basis of space availability, the child’s ability to benefit from our education program, and the spiritual guidance our faculty and staff provides.

• Bethlehem Lutheran School has limited facility and personnel resources to serve children with special needs. Students with special needs that cannot be served through existing Bethlehem programs may be denied enrollment, or enrollment may be discontinued in order to encourage enrollment at a school that can provide an appropriate program.


• Bethlehem Lutheran School cares for children ages 2-years old through Eighth Grade.

• Children may be enrolled in the ELC beginning at age two.

• Children three and older are required to be potty-trained in order to enroll.

• To enter Kindergarten, a child must be 5-years old on or before October 1st, and shown to be developmentally ready.

• For First Grade, a child must be 6-years old on or before October 1st.

• Acceptance to Grade 1 through Grade 8 is dependent upon successful completion of the prior grade level.

ADMISSIONS INFO: PRESCHOOL & PRE-KINDERGARTEN (Early Learning Center)

The interested family:

• Tours school with Admissions Director

• Submits online application

• Completes online registration form

• Pays non-refundable registration fee

• interviews with ELC Director

• Submits birth certificate, immunization record, and General Health Appraisal form


If acceptance is extended to the family by Bethlehem Lutheran Early Learning Center:

• Placement in appropriate age-level class occurs

• Conditional enrollment granted for 90 days

• Family meets with the ELC Director after 90 days to discuss the child’s experience to date

• Full enrollment granted when continuing is determined to be suitable for all involved

• Students are accepted for enrollment for one school year.


Re-enrollment occurs annually during the second semester of the current school year for placement to be continued for the upcoming school year. This process is necessary to reserve a place for the student:

• Online re-enrollment form submitted

• Non-refundable re-enrollment fee paid

ADMISSIONS INFO: ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL (K-8th)

The interested family:

• Tours school with Admissions Director

• Submits online application

• completes online registration form

• pays non-refundable registration fee

• Submits all previous academic records (report cards & standardized tests or a Transcript Request Form)

• Schedules screening assessments in reading and math for their K-8 student

• Interviews with the Principal of Bethlehem Lutheran School

• Submits birth certificate, immunization record, and General Health Appraisal form


If acceptance is extended to the family by Bethlehem Lutheran School:

• Placement in appropriate grade-level class occurs

• Conditional enrollment granted for 90 days

• Family meets with the Principal of Bethlehem Lutheran School after 90 days to discuss the child’s experience to date

• Full enrollment granted when continuing is determined to be suitable for all involved

• Students are accepted for enrollment for one school year.


Re-enrollment occurs annually during the second semester of the current school year for placement to be continued for the upcoming school year. This process is necessary to reserve a place for the student:

• Online re-enrollment form submitted

• Non-refundable re-enrollment fee paid

WELCOME TO THE BETHLEHEM FAMILY!

Thank you for considering us for your children and your family!

Enrolling your child(ren) at Bethlehem Lutheran School is a pivotal decision. No matter if your child is a wide-eyed 2-year old, a seasoned middle-schooler, or somewhere in between, there is no better time to build a firm foundation of faith-filled academics and character building in your child. Just think of all the friendships and special memories that are yet to be made as your family becomes part of our close-knit community! We are honored and humbled that you are placing your trust in us and share in your excitement as you take this next step in your child’s educational journey.

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Bethlehem family!

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