Admissions Interviews for new students for the 2019-2020 school year opens the first Monday in March 2019 and closes the last Friday in June.
New student applicants for grades K-8 and their parent(s) are required to meet with the principal and pastors prior to enrollment. New student applicants for our preschool program and their parent(s) are required to meet with the Early Childhood Director prior to enrollment. Parent(s) of the prospective student should bring with them to the meeting a completed Admissions application, a copy of the student’s birth certificate, recent report card, and test scores.
The purpose of the Admissions interview/meeting is to:
- Provide an opportunity for parent(s), student, and director, principal, or pastors to become acquainted
- Discuss the student’s and/or parent’s hopes and expectations for the student and school
- Give the parent(s) a picture of what they can expect if their child attends our school, particularly the curriculum, activities, and social environment in the classroom
- Discuss whether and how the catechetical and academic goals of St. Luke fit with the goals of the parent(s)
- Set a time for evaluative testing of the student
St. Luke Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and grants to them 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 origin, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and school administered programs.
Please contact the school office either by email or by phone (586-791-1151) to schedule an admissions interview.
Once a student has been admitted, the parent(s) may enroll the child for the next school year. Enrollment is not complete until the completed enrollment form, along with a non-refundable enrollment fee is received in the office. The Board of Education reviews, revises, and publishes the enrollment fee and schedule annually.
Enrollment for returning students takes place during February of each year. During this time, enrollment is limited to returning students and prospective students from St. Luke member families who have completed the admissions process. Returning non-member students who are in good standing will not be required to give up their seats in our school in order to make room for a prospective member child of St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Beginning in early March, enrollment is open to the public. Current students for whom the enrollment form and fee has not been received risk losing their seats to newly enrolling students.
Prospective students must be ready for the grade level at which they are seeking admission. If there is any question about a prospective student’s appropriate placement, the principal will ask the parent(s), and student to consult with the classroom teacher, who may wish to administer tests or assessments to determine appropriate placement of the child. St. Luke reserves the right to place a student in the appropriate instructional level based on standardized tests, evaluative testing, previous records, and any other relevant information.
Another important consideration, particularly in the younger grades, is the child’s age. St. Luke has established the following guidelines for placement based on age:
Preschool class placement observes the following age guidelines:
3 Year Old:
Child should reach his or her 3rd birthday by September 1st of the current school year.
4 Year Old:
Child should reach his or her 4th birthday by September 1st of the current school year.
The preschool director will assess the student’s readiness to enter at a particular preschool level and will, in consultation with the parent(s), determine the best placement level for the student.
Kindergarten and First Grade
State law requires that students entering kindergarten must reach the age of five years on or before September 1st of the year in which they are being enrolled. Similarly, students entering first grade must reach the age of six years on or before September 1st of the year in which they are being enrolled.