STEPS TO ENROLL

At ESM, our enrollment process is simple and direct.

Get to know us.

The enrollment process starts with a visit. Each January and February, ESM hosts Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Sessions in which you can learn how ESM might serve you in choosing the best educational options for your family. For prospective transfer students, you are welcome to call anytime and schedule a personal tour, arrange a classroom visit, or just sit down to discuss any questions you may have about ESM. You can do this by calling the school office at (260) 422-6712 or by completing the Request Information – Schedule a Visit form. You will be connected with Erin Clark, Director of Admissions, to help guide you through the process.

Here's what you need to do to ensure a place for your child at Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School:

Steps to Enroll a Kindergarten Student At ESM

  1. Complete and submit the application for admission.

 

  1. Return payment and required documents.
  • Copy of state issued birth certificate as evidence of age.
  • $150 family application fee can be paid by cash or check at either school office. Note that this is non-refundable.
  1. Schedule an interview appointment with an administrator to include Kindergarten Screenings *2019 dates coming soon* [or by appt if that date has passed].
  2. Receive official verification of acceptance.

Steps to Enroll a Transfer Student in Grades 1-8

  1. Complete and submit the application for admission.

 

  1. Return payment and required documents.
  • Copy of state issued birth certificate as evidence of age.
  • Most recent report card and report card from any other previous schools.
  • Standardized test results if applicable to grade level.
  • $150 family application fee can be paid by cash or check at either school office. Note that this is non-refundable.
  1. Schedule an interview appointment with an administrator. This will include a screening assessment for your child.
  2. Receive official verification of acceptance.

Dates and details.

For kindergarten and returning students, the enrollment period runs from mid-January to mid-March. Come to our Kindergarten Information and Enrollment Session (2019 dates coming soon!) to learn more about ESM and begin the enrollment process!

All children entering kindergarten must be five by August 1 of the current school year. Kindergarten Screenings will be scheduled by appointment in May (2019 dates coming soon!). This allows our professional staff the opportunity to get to know your child and make the best decisions regarding class placement for the upcoming year.  

New students in grades 1 through 8 are officially able to register for the 2019-2020 school year beginning in March (2019 date coming soon!). However, if a classroom has not yet reached capacity with returning students, we may be able to accept your application before then. Don’t delay in coming to visit and begin the application process; some classrooms do reach capacity! 

Applied. Accepted. Now What?

Apply for scholarships and financial assistance. Once you have submitted your student scholarship application and all required documents, you will be contacted by our finance manager, Karen Clendenen, with your scholarship award information. Scholarship awards are determined in late May and then on an ongoing basis up until school begins in August.

Complete your required Health and Physical Forms prior to the start of school.

During the summer, our teachers make personal visits to each student in their incoming class. You will also receive a packet that is to be completed and returned on registration days. Registration is hosted over two consecutive days in August, prior to the start of school. This usually takes an hour or less and is a chance to gather what you'll need for the upcoming school year -- from schedules and gym uniforms to signing up for volunteer opportunities and extended care. At this time, you'll also be asked to make arrangements for tuition payments.
 
We welcome students on the first day of school and welcome parents to Back to School night to learn more about their child’s classroom environment. Check back as those dates are scheduled!
 
Welcome to the Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School Family!

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