Enrollment Process




    Those enrolling in three-year-old preschool must have reached the age of three on or before September 1st.  Those enrolling in four-year-old preschool must have reached the age of four on or before September 1st.

    Age requirements are the same as the public school in Chester for enrollments in kindergarten.  A child must be five years old on or before September 1st to enter kindergarten.

     Parents of pupils transferring from other schools are requested to fill out and sign the proper form which allows St. John to request the transfer of records from the student's previous school.  Placements from other schools will be accepted in placing that child at the proper grade level.

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    In order to be accepted into the kindergarten class at St. John Lutheran School, students must be screened.  Enrollment into the kindergarten class at St. John Lutheran School is contingent upon the results of the kindergarten screening given to all prospective students in the spring of the school year.

     Enrollment in the kindergarten class will be based on the screening results, age of the student, previous preschool experience, and the emotional/social developmental level of the child.  The final decision on enrollment will be made by the kindergarten teacher, in conference with the principal, if deemed necessary.

    Students seeking enrollment in kindergarten after the spring screening, will not be enrolled until a current screening has been completed, and verification has been issued by the kindergarten teacher.

Grades 1 though 8

    The registration form and application for admission must be completed and submitted with the registration fee by the parent and/or guardian.

    Copies of the most recent report card and standardized test scores must be submitted.

    If a pre-enrollment interview with the principal is required, both parents and students are expected to attend.

    The student may receive a placement test in the interview by the teacher to determine the level of ability according to our curriculum.

    The school office will inform the parents and/or guardian of the enrollment decision.  Upon approval, the school office will supply the parents with the remainder of the forms to be completed including a recent record forms to request the entire student transcript and health records.  All new students will be accepted on a quarterly basis.  If the student successfully makes the transition through the first quarter the transfer will become permanent.

Non-Discrimination Policy

    The St. John Evangelical Lutheran School is a Christian parish school established primarily for the children of the local parish, but it also acknowledges its obligations in the wider field of mission and in the promulgation of Christian education.

    St. John admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origins in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, athletic and other school-administered programs.