Parent Student Staff

STEP 1 – Visit NCS

STEP 2 - Gather Your Documents and Information

(These will be uploaded during the application process. You can scan them as a PDF or take a picture and submit online as a JPG)
  • Birth Certificate for K Applicants (to verify age)
  • Up to date grades from current year (1st Grade Only)
  • Grades from previous year and up-to-date grades from current year (Grades 2nd -11th)
  • Most recent standardized test scores (Grades 1st-11th) such as ERB, Stanford, LEAP, ACT Aspire, PARCC, TerraNova
  • 10th and 11th grade applicants should submit their most recent ACT score, if available.
  • Please note that as a general rule, NCS does not accept incoming seniors, with the rare exception due to extenuating circumstances.


  • KINDERGARTEN and TK APPLICANTS - Current PK Teacher will complete referral online, so please have their email address available. 
  • 1st-11th GRADE APPLICANTS:  Recommendations are emailed directly to the following, so please have their email addresses available. 
    • Teacher Recommendation (Math or English teacher required for 7th-11th grade applicants)
    • Principal or other Administrator Recommendation (Principal, School Counselor, Assistant Principal, etc, that who knows the applicant well enough to complete a recommendation)
    • Pastor or other Mentor (Pastor, Youth Pastor or other Adult Non-Family member who knows the applicant well enough to complete a recommendation)


  • PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE - Parents will complete a questionnaire about their students during the application process.
  • STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE - 5th-11th Grade applicants will complete a student questionnaire. This should be completed by the student (not the parent).

STEP 3 – Apply Online

  • Create an online application account using your email.
  • Apply Online - you will upload the documents listed above during the application process.
  • Application Fee - $125 (Payable online at the end of the application process.

STEP 4 – Entrance Testing

1st-11th Grade Applicants
  • All 1st-11th Grade applicants complete a STAR Reading and Math screening, as well as a writing sample, for their entrance test.
  • Applications must be submitted before setting up a testing date.
  • The Admissions Office and Principals determine whether your child's score on the entrance test is satisfactory in order to proceed with the next step in the Admissions process.
TK and K Applicants
  • All incoming Kindergarten students will be screened by the current Kindergarten teachers in the Spring.
  • The Office of Enrollment will reach out to you directly to schedule your child's screening.

STEP 6 – Admissions Committee Evaluation

  • Our Admissions Committee will prayerfully evaluate your child's admissions file, including recommendation forms, grades, questionnaires and placement test results.

STEP 7 – Parent and Student Interview

  • If our Admissions Committee recommends moving forward in the process, we will schedule your interview with the appropriate Division Principal.
  • Interview last approximately 45 minutes. The Principal will visit with both the parent(s) and the student(s).
  • At least one parent must be available for the interview.


STEP 8 – Admissions Criteria and Decisions

  • TK and K applicants must be five years old by September 30th of the school year.
  • TK and K applicants must have a satisfactory screening as determined by the Kindergarten teachers, Lower School Academic Dean and principals.
  • 5th-11th Grade applicants must have a minimum of 2.3 GPA on their most recent report cards.
  • 1st-11th Grade applicants must have a qualifying score on the STAR Reading and Math assessments
  • All students must have a record of good behavior and attendance from their previous school, as well as a satisfactory recommendation from their Teacher, Principal/Administrator and Pastor/Character reference.
  • All applicants must have a satisfactory parent/student interview with the Principal.
  • The Director of Enrollment and Division Principals reserve the right to determine whether or not the family/student is mission appropriate.

STEP 7 – Offer of Enrollment

  • If your child is accepted for admission to Northlake Christian, you will receive an Offer of Enrollment via email.
  • The offer of enrollment will contain instructions on how to set up your Renweb account and complete your online enrollment and contract.
  • All new applications must be submitted with a $325 non-refundable enrollment fee which is payable online (ACH or Credit Card) at the end of the process.
  • You must accept your student's offer of enrollment within two weeks of notification; otherwise, you will jeopardize your child's placement in the class.