Frequently Asked Questions
When is the admission deadline?
We have a rolling admissions calendar, which means we accept applications throughout the year as long as there is space in the class. For upper school students there are other details that need to be considered and acceptance is done on a case-by-case basis.
Does my child have to be tested for admissions?
All applicants for 1st – 12th grade are tested for admissions unless they have taken a nationally standardized test within the past year and have acceptable scores. K4 & K5 applicants participate in a readiness assessment.
How will my middle/upper school student find his classes the first day of school?
Before the school year begins, NCCS has a time for students to come in and walk through their schedule. This event is called Meet the Teacher. At this time, they are able to meet their teachers, find their lockers, and walk their route to each class. Parents are welcome at this event as well. In addition, each middle and upper school student is assigned a buddy (a current NCCS student) for the first day of school to help them get through their first day.
How long does the admissions process take?
Typically, the admissions process is very quick. Once the application is submitted, the file is made and we wait for the documentation and recommendations to be sent. We also set up testing once the application is submitted. The entire process only takes about 1-2 weeks unless the required information is not received in a timely manner.
What if I go to a large church and the pastor doesn’t know my child well enough to complete the pastoral/community recommendation form?
The pastoral/community recommendation form can be completed by a Sunday school teacher, coach, preschool teacher, or family friend…someone who knows your child well enough to complete the questions on this form. It is not required to have a pastor complete this form.