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Admissions

Applying to Dayspring

Thank you for your interest in applying to Dayspring Christian Academy! This guide will help you in the application process, but if you have questions, please contact Karol Hasting, Admissions Director, at 717-285-2000 or khasting@dayspringchristian.com.

Step 1: Apply Online

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Start by completing and submit your child’s application. In addition to your application, Dayspring requires a recommendation from your church. The Admissions Office will contact your pastoral staff with the church information you provide in your application.

If an IEP or GIEP has been written for your child, please submit a copy of it to Dayspring, as well as any specialized testing results. You can submit these materials in the following ways:

  • E-mail: khasting@dayspringchristian.com
  • Fax: 717-285-6033
  • Mail: Dayspring Christian Academy
    Admissions Office
    120 College Avenue
    Mountville, PA 17552

Step 2: Interview and Testing

When Dayspring receives all documents, forms, and fees, we will contact you to schedule an interview and new student intake testing. The interview will be conducted in person at Dayspring Christian Academy with both parents. Upper School students (grades 6-12) are required to attend; Lower School students are invited but not required to attend.

The Admissions Office will also contact you to schedule testing as follows. Children entering…

  • Academic Kindergarten (AK) are tested in small groups in March, April, and May.
  • Grades 6th-12th grades complete their math placement testing and writing essay with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Grades 1-5 complete their math placement testing and writing essay with the Lower School Principal.

After all admissions requirements have been met, the Dayspring Admissions Director will notify parents that the student has been accepted into the student body at Dayspring.

Step 3: Enrollment

After acceptance, Dayspring requires the following to finalize the enrollment process:

  • Physical examination form for students entering DK, AK, 6th, and 11th grades.
  • Immunization form or your statement of objection
  • PIAA athletic forms, if participating (only for grades 6-12)
  • FACTS enrollment
  • Transportation form

When is enrollment completed?

Enrollment is completed when you sign the contract and return it to Dayspring.

In August, students entering all grades will receive a letter from their homeroom teacher. You will also start receiving The Beacon through your e-mail, which includes important dates about orientation, supply lists, Welcome Back night, and the first days of school.

 

Admissions Timeline

 

Standard Enrollment

January 1 – May 31

Next school year will be upon us before you know it, so consider joining the Dayspring family now! Space is limited, so apply early.

  • Enrollment considered on a per-application basis
  • $180 application fee
  • Potential new bus or van stop consideration.
  • $35 Tuition Assistance application fee; apply by April 20 for optimal consideration
  • FREE Dayspring drawstring bag
  • First tuition payment due by June 20.

 

Special Consideration Applications

June 1 – August 20

It’s not too late to join the Dayspring family this coming school year!

  • Enrollment considered on a per-application basis
  • $180 application fee
  • Tuition Assistance: Applications considered on a rolling basis. All applications will be considered based on remaining available funds. $35 Tuition Assistance application fee.
  • Additional bus or van stops are possible
  • First tuition payment due at the time of acceptance into enrollment

Mid Year Transfers

During the School Year

 

Enrollment for mid-year transfers is considered on a per-application basis

  • Tuition prorated according to policy guidelines
  • Tuition Assistance: Applications considered on a rolling basis. All applications will be considered based on remaining available funds. $35 Tuition Assistance application fee.
  • New bus or van stops not guaranteed
  • A minimum of 1 month tuition down payment due before the child’s start date

 

Ready to Apply? Access our online application or tuition information!

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