Liberty Christian School Enrollment

We are thrilled that you are considering joining the Liberty Christian Patriot family!

We know that the task of selecting the best environment for your child or children can feel insurmountable. That’s why we aim to make the process as simple and painless as possible.

What does it take to apply to Liberty Christian?

Whether you are the parent of a young child looking to enroll them in school for the first time, or of a teen who could use a change, we know it is nerve-wracking to leave your child with anyone new.  To ease that anxiety, let us tell you a little bit more about who we are, and walk you through the beginning of the application process.

 At Liberty Christian School, we offer a non-denominational Christian education in a nurturing atmosphere that focuses on academic success. We are a non-profit and independent school; our concern genuinely lies with providing our students with the best possible space to learn and grow. We welcome the opportunity to share with you a glimpse of what makes Liberty Christian School different.

We welcome prospective families to enjoy a complimentary tour of our campus before you ever submit an application. It’s our way of sharing our passion and devotion to learning without requiring a major commitment. Currently, we are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year; we encourage you to start the process now!

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

TUITION & FEES

CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT

VARIABLE TUITION

FORMS

Application Process

We offer an online application process meant to streamline and simplify the enrollment experience for parents. This way, you won’t have to dedicate extra time to sitting in the office and filling out forms by hand.

Additionally, our Continuous Enrollment option means you won’t have to fill out the same forms year after year—you can sign the Continuous Enrollment contract once, then rest assured that we have taken care of the rest.

Before you make the choice to submit your child’s application to Liberty Christian, we hope you will take the time to really get to know us! There are a few things we suggest you do to begin the enrollment process, before actually beginning the application.

Steps to begin the application process are simple:

School Enrollment

Reach out to us to schedule a tour of the school. This is the only real way to get a feel for the environment.

School Enrollment

Before touring, take a look at our tuition rates and fees for the 2021-2022 school year, available online. If you feel you are unable to afford full tuition, we are happy to direct you towards our variable tuition application. This is a need-based tuition assistance program that allows families without the financial ability to pay the standard tuition rate.

School Enrollment

Click the “start the process” button to proceed with enrollment. This will take you through our online application process.

School Enrollment

Finally, we will contact you to schedule testing for your child and set up a new family interview with the principal.

What’s Next?

After you have submitted an application and enrollment packet for admission, you can obtain an application for variable tuition, should you need it. A third party and committee evaluates a family’s variable tuition application to determine the amount that the family can reasonably pay, judged by a number of factors.

At Liberty Christian, we desire to offer students an excellent, independent education regardless of financial situation.

If you have been looking for a school environment that prioritizes a biblically-based education without compromising academia or your child’s comfort, you have found it in Liberty Christian school.

A child’s school plays a huge role in who they become as adults. A positive experience early in life is more likely to result in a happy, confident young adult when it comes time for graduation.

We would love to tell you more about Liberty Christian! Please reach out with any questions you may have—we hope you will decide to come take a tour, and get to know us.

Don’t wait to start the enrollment process; begin the application to Liberty Christian today, and join our family!

Tuition & Fees

Below are all of the Tuition & Fee sheets for the 2021-2022 school year: 

Continuous Enrollment

Say Goodbye to Annual Paperwork

Under the traditional enrollment model, schools use an annual data collection process to update enrollment records of the current student body. This information is used as the school makes plans for the following school year. Basically, the simple question is: “Are you coming back to school next year?”

Continuous Enrollment is a Once-and-for-all Process.

Once you sign your Continuous Enrollment Contract in the enrollment process, you’ll never have to deal with re-enrollment again (unless your family’s plan changes). In the event that things do change, you’ll have until the end of March every year to simply notify the Admissions Coordinator and face absolutely no penalty. After March 31st, families who notify us of withdrawal are contractually obligated to pay $725. While the penalty may seem steep, this is a necessary step to ensure continuity and consistent tuition pricing.

We’ve built flexibility into this contract. So, for major life changes/unique circumstances like moving 25+ miles away from our school, or if LCS can no longer meet your child’s educational needs, if we ask your family to leave, or if there is some unforeseen circumstance that our Administration approves, there will be no financial penalty.

With Continuous Enrollment, you Receive a Guaranteed Placement.

If we approach capacity in a certain grade, you’ll be locking down that coveted seat for your child. We are so excited to offer education to your student through graduation.

 

Variable Tuition

Watch to Learn More About Variable Tuition:

General FAQs

What is Variable Tuition?

Variable Tuition is a need-based tuition assistance program similar to those used by many private schools, colleges, and universities. This program allows families to apply for reduced tuition that matches their families’ financial situation. Thus, this makes a Liberty Christian education accessible to many qualified students who could not otherwise join our school community.

How Does Variable Tuition Work?

Any family (current or new) of a K5 through twelfth-grade student may apply for Variable Tuition if they are concerned about affording the standard tuition rate at Liberty Christian School and they think they may qualify for the program. Many factors are considered when determining the tuition amount a family is able to pay, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.  Families with a single child enrolled in K4 pay the standard published tuition rate; however, variable tuition may be applicable to a K4 student for families with multiple students enrolled.

An application for Variable Tuition does not affect the admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible. Families may apply for Variable Tuition only after they have applied for admission to the school.

It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without the completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party agency. FACTS evaluates the application based on criteria set by the school and makes a recommendation to the school’s Finance Committee. Families are notified of the tuition level for which they qualify from the school’s Financial Office.

Unfortunately, the school is not able to provide Variable Tuition to every deserving student. We work within the available resources to make the school accessible to as many students and families as possible.

Upon completion of my Variable Tuition application, when will I receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Typically within 6 weeks of providing all required information to our confidential third party service. The Finance Committee meets to review applications on a regular basis.

Should every new Liberty Christian family submit an application for Variable Tuition?

No. Only families who feel that they may not able to pay the standard rate at the top end of the tuition scale should submit an application.

If I do not qualify for the program this year, can I apply again next year?

Yes. A family that does not qualify is welcome to reapply the following year.

Do I need to apply for admission separately from applying for Variable Tuition?

Yes. For new students, application to Liberty Christian School and application for Variable Tuition are two separate processes. However, new families may complete both application processes simultaneously.

Will applying for Variable Tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?

No. Admission applications and Variable Tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

Do I need to apply to Liberty Christian School to receive confirmation of my Variable Tuition?

Yes.

Do I need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

What is the cost to apply for Variable Tuition?

The FACTS Application Fee is $35.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for Variable Tuition?

A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to the top end of the tuition scale to those who are at the entry level of the range. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family.

Are some families awarded full tuition?

No. Every family is required to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment to providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you. No family will receive Variable Tuition that is less than our published range.

Will Variable Tuition lead to larger classes?

No. The Liberty Christian School Board has established maximum class sizes that cannot be surpassed. Within those limits, we will continue to accept qualified, mission-appropriate students.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

Questions about Variable Tuition should be directed to:

Carisa VanderPol, Finance Coordinator
cvanderpol@libertychristian.net
(509)-946-0602, ext. 265

Cheryl Richards, Admissions Coordinator
crichards@libertychristian.net
(509)-946-0602, ext. 229

Forms & Handbooks

Getting Started

This section provides many commonly requested forms and applications. Please note that Admissions Forms are listed together under New Student Application Materials.