Grade level offerings will largely depend upon enrollment. If we have enough students, we will offer Kindergarten through 5th grade, with up to 2 classes per grade level.
Although we don’t have the space to additionally offer a fully accredited Middle School and/or High School, we believe in the value of Christian education for all students. Thus, we will be offering a Homeschool Resource Center that will offer a variety of classes and assistance to families who would like guidance. To learn more, click here.
We have had an extremely high level of interest from some amazing teachers. You can find out more here.
Class size will vary depending on grade level and size of classroom. Our desire is to have a low staff/student ratio of approximately 12 to 1.
Yes, we are creating a brand-new playground, complete with a large play-set, swings, balance beams, and benches. It will be surrounded by a fence for safety.
We will not be preparing any meals at the church.
Yes, based on interest and demand.
We will be using FACTS, which is a well-known and highly respected Student Information System (SIS).
No, we will not be busing from other locations at this time.
We have hosted a wonderful ministry, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), for many years. Due to its size and space needs, we will unfortunately not be able to host it anymore during the school day. However, beyond this change, we expect minimal impact on the rest of our ministries.
In order to provide an excellent educational experience we have selected curriculum from a number of different providers. If you are interested in sending your student to ECS we are 100% transparent about our curriculum choices and would be happy to have you take a look.
Yes, we have been approved for state accreditation and you should be able to see our name listed within a few weeks on the state school choice website
Yes, we have partnered with the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization (no we are not Lutheran). This will allow us to provide scholarships to eligible families.
CURRICULUM AND ACCREDITATION
Our philosophy of education is based on the Nature of God, Nature of the Learner, Nature of the Teacher, and the Nature of the Environment. You can read about each one in more detail here.
Our goal is to work towards accreditation through ACSI. Therefore, we plan on starting with their recommended curriculum and allow our Head of School to adjust as needed in areas where our students will benefit.
We will not be considered a classical school, however, we will be using some classical components.
We are accredited by the State of Indiana. Next, we plan to seek accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Accreditation through ACSI is a multi-year process and is not possible to receive immediately.
Yes, we plan to have a variety of “specials,” including art, music and PE.
School hours will be 8:30am to 3:00pm
Drop-off will begin at 8:15 am and pick-up will begin at 3:00 pm.
Depending on demand, we plan to offer both before and after school care for students.
We will be offering full-day Kindergarten only.
Due to our proximity, we will follow the Southwest Allen County School District calendar closely.
Yes, we will follow SACS cancellations and delays due to weather only.
We have been accredited and we will be accepting vouchers. To get started on the application click here.
We have a variety of scholarships available for qualifying families. We would encourage all families to apply and we will make every effort to make tuition accessible.
Emmanuel Community Church has invested the necessary funds to launch the school. On-going operations will be funded by tuition from attending students.
There are no automatic discounts for employees. However, we do have some scholarship opportunities available if needed.
There are no automatic discounts for church members. However, we do have some scholarship opportunities available if needed.
There are no automatic discounts for enrolling multiple students. However, we do have some scholarship opportunities available if needed.
Applications will be accepted throughout the spring as spots remain available.
Students of church members will receive some priority, but beginning year 2, returning students and their siblings will have first priority.