Gardena Valley Christian School seeks to serve the families of the South Bay who desire an accelerated academic program taught from a Christian perspective in a Christian environment. Students entering Gardena Valley Christian School should test at national norms or better on the entrance test in math, reading, spelling, and language skills. Student applicants are also evaluated on previous school report card, behavior history, and family support.
Returning students and siblings of Gardena Valley Christian School students, as well as Gardena Valley Christian Pre-School students, receive priority registration consideration with enrollment beginning on March 1st. Other applications will be available on April 1st and accepted thereafter. Gardena Valley Christian School limits class size to ensure optimum educational benefit. The selection of students rests with the school administration. Gardena Valley Christian School does not racially discriminate in the acceptance of students. To do so would be in direct violation of Christian principles set forth in God’s Word, the Bible.
On April 1st 0pen enrollment begins for new students. Application Packets ($5 Cash) for Admission and Testing/Interview should be obtained from the school office. The following items must be returned to complete the application process:
The school office will contact parents to set up appointments for testing as space becomes available. The purpose of testing is to determine if the student is academically and developmentally prepared for the GVCS program with a likelihood of successful participation. Entrance tests are administered by appropriate grade level teachers.
Student applications (for available spaces) and entrance test will be reviewed, and parents will be called with results.
Appointments are scheduled for an interview of the family by the principal. The purpose of the interview is to establish a relationship between the parent and school, to clarify school philosophy, to identify expectations of the school and the parent, to plan for the individual student’s needs, and to answer questions.
After an applicant has been tested and interviewed, a non-refundable registration fee must be paid in full in order to secure the child's spot.
With the preceding requirements met, the child will be enrolled and placed on a class list.
GVCS reserves the right to deny admission to any student who is not academically ready for our program or whose past discipline record indicates a serious violation including, but not limited to, the following:
NOTE: Entrance testing for Gardena Valley Christian Preschool students, faculty and staff children, and siblings of current students are processed first, beginning in March of each year.
During third quarter of each year, Gardena Valley Christian School hosts its annual Open House. This event highlights the students’ work in each class for parents and friends to view. This is a time to build confidence and celebrate each child’s achievement. No parent conferencing should take place at Open House. Parents who wish to discuss their own child’s progress need to make an appointment with the teacher.
How do I know if my child is ready for kindergarten at GVCS?
Your child will have a greater likelihood of successful participation if s/he can meet the following criteria: