Admissions

Whitefish Christian Academy

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406-862-5875

820 Ashar Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Admission Policy

Our admissions process helps us to best serve your family as well as WCA’s vision and community. Our school has a vision for developing Christian leaders who will influence the world through their Christian life. Whitefish Christian Academy is a selective school that seeks to partner with parents in providing a disciplined, challenging and Biblically-engaging culture within the framework of the classical Christian education model. This form of education is not for everyone, and we ask each potential family to evaluate WCA’s goals and values to see if our school is a good fit for them. Conversely, we reserve the right to refuse admission or continued enrollment to anyone. Please read this page carefully to understand the admission process.

A. Age Requirement for Children Entering School
  • Pre-school - Must be 4 (four) years old before September 10.
  • Kindergarten - Must be 5 (five) years old before September 10.
  • First Grade - Must be 6 (six) years old before September 10.

B. Steps to Admission
Pre-K through Grade 8 Admissions Checklist:
*The testing process takes about 30-40 minutes and helps teachers assess the likely success of a student in the grade for which he or she applied. No specific score is required. Rather, we judge the general preparation of the student in core subjects like math, reading, and writing.

Rhetoric Admissions Checklist:
Step 1:
**The testing process takes 60-90 minutes and helps teachers assess the likely success of a student in the grade for which he or she applied. No specific score is required. Rather, we judge the general preparation of the student.
Step 2:
Step 3:
  • Complete Family Interview

C. Registration Documents Required Before Attending Class
  • Signed Financial Agreement by person responsible for payment
  • One $150 Capital Maintenance Fee per family per year
  • $300 Registration Fee per student per year
  • Immunization Record Immunization
  • Religious Exempt Form for Immunizations (if applicable)
  • Health History Card (yellow)
  • Permission Slip (blue)
  • Health Screening (Pre-K only)
  • Birth Certificate Records Release (Grades 1-10)
  • Tuition Assistance Application (if applicable) 
  • FACTS payment implementation

D. Acceptance and Admittance Policy
  • Acceptance requires all aforementioned information be collected.
  • New Student Applications will be considered starting April 12 on a space available basis, in the order they are received, and at the discretion of the Headmaster.
  • WCA accepts applicatns whom we believe we can serve and will be a good fit with our community.
  • An accepted student is admitted only when we have a seat for them in a classroom.  We do not collect any further money until a student is admitted.
  • Upon admittance, the family will be provided with registration materials. Registration materials and a $300 non-refundable Registration Fee need to be returned within 2 weeks to reserve a seat in a class.
  • Families will be notified by April 30th of their admittance to Whitefish Christian Academy.  If a class is full, a student who has been accepted will be placed on waiting list beginning April 30th until we have room to admit them.
  • Students are generally admitted in the order that their application was received. However, several factors can result in the list being re-ordered. For example, the enrollment of current families with siblings in older grades, holding back a student a grade, or the employment of a new teacher with a student in a full grade, can result in the list being re-ordered.

E. Enrollment Priority for a New School Year
  • Current students have first priority for enrollment for the following school year.
  • Current students will be granted a minimum of a one-week “window of opportunity” to enroll for the next school year prior to the opening of registration to new students.
  • If a current student does not register during the “window of opportunity” the student forfeits his/her “first priority” place and will be enrolled under the same guidelines established for new students.
  • A family’s account must be in good-standing (i.e. current, with no outstanding balance due) to retain the right of “first priority” for enrollment.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students will have second (2nd) priority for enrollment.
  • Siblings of currently enrolled students may be registered in the same “window of opportunity” provided to “first priority” students.
  • A sibling of a current student will only be granted a space in a class if space is available after making assignments to students of “first priority” (see above).
  • A family’s account must be in good-standing (i.e. current, with no outstanding balance) to retain the right of “second priority” for enrollment.

  • F. Uniform Policy

Please see the attached document for uniform information.

Uniform Policy