Pre-K through 8th Admissions
(PreK – 8) Admission Prerequisites
- Our community at NorthBay exists to support families who are deeply committed to raising their families biblically. Therefore, both parents must have a professing faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and regularly attend a Bible-teaching, Christian church with their children. As members of the body of Christ, families should be actively involved in worship, fellowship, and service in their home congregation. Both parents must desire to walk closely with the Lord on a daily basis.
- All NorthBay families complete a facilitated, eighteen-week course called Growing Kids God’s Way before completing the admissions process at NorthBay and actively work at implementing the parenting methods in their home. This parenting course emphasizes the importance of healthy husband/wife and parent/child relationships. It also teaches families to train the hearts of their children, instilling in them a desire to be guided by the authority of God’s word and the Holy Spirit.
- Generally, we advise families desiring to enroll students in the school to begin their Growing Kids God’s Way course at least one year prior to the start of the upcoming school year. Families with older children may likely require more than one year to implement the Biblical principles in the home. After completing the Growing Kids God’s Way class, families may choose to complete the admissions process, whenever they feel ready.
- All families also complete the Reflections of Moral Innocence program prior to their child attending classes at NorthBay. Although a facilitated class is preferable, this recorded series may be done at home.
- Pre-K students must be four years old by September 1st of the entering school year. Kindergarten students must by five years old by September 1st of the entering school year.
- Questions about these prerequisites should be sent to NorthBay’s admissions director.
(PreK – 8) Admission Procedures
- Pray about your decision to apply to join the NorthBay community.
- Read and understand the admissions prerequisites.
- Participate in the informational meeting held each year in January and/or one of the open house opportunities. For details about the next informational meeting or open house, please send us a request for information through the “contact us” page.
- Submit NorthBay’s online enrollment application and application fee. The application fee is payable for each student at the time the application is filed. The amount of this fee will be $25 if paid by February 1; $50 if paid between February 2 and February 28; and $75 if paid after February 28. The application fee is non-refundable.
- Prospective students and parents each participate in a family interview with the school’s admissions committee, which includes the school’s pastoral advisers and/or members of the board of directors.
- Kindergarten students may be tested for developmental readiness. There is a fee for this assessment. Older students submit previously-taken standardized test scores and/or report card and CUM file from previously-attended school. They may also be evaluated by a NorthBay teacher (for a fee) to determine their appropriate class placement.
- The board of directors will notify the family of the status of its application after reviewing these elements.
NorthBay Christian Academy will embrace students without regard to race, color, sex, or national or ethnic origins in the administration of its admissions, educational, spiritual or other school-administered policies. Because it is a not-for-profit religious organization, NorthBay Christian Academy is granted, by law, certain discrimination rights. NorthBay Christian Academy screens applicants on the basis of academic ability, deportment, and compatibility with the school’s religious purpose, mission and vision.