Application Process

Applying to GSLS

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  • How to Apply

    We are delighted that you have decided to apply to Good Shepherd Lutheran School and we look forward to assisting you with the application process.

Steps to Apply

Each of the application steps are summarized below for each of our grade levels. We encourage you to please consult our application checklist (at right).
GSLS seeks students who will contribute to and benefit from our dynamic program and our community of engaged learners. GSLS provides a strong academic program, dedicated to meaningful Social-Emotional learning with an emphasis on educating the whole child. GSLS best serves students who are motivated to meet the challenges of a challenging program and we strive to select students based on their interest in and readiness for GSLS’s programs as well as a willingness to contribute to the GSLS community.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin.

Preschool Application Process:

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  • Steps to Apply

    To begin the Preschool application process please submit an inquiry form here.
    To apply, please complete and submit the Preschool Application here along with a $25 application fee. Once the application has been reviewed by the Preschool Admissions Committee, families will receive a letter and email detailing their admission status. Newly accepted families will be invited to register.

Elementary Application Process:

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  • Step 1: Tour

    Please schedule a tour by submitting an inquiry form here.

    We offer tours throughout the year for Preschool, Elementary and Middle School.  We ask that students do not attend tours, unless otherwise arranged prior.  
  • Step 2: Application

    Thank you for your interest in applying to Good Shepherd!

    To move forward with the application process, please complete and submit the K-5 Application (link to online application) along with the application fee of $50.00. After you complete the application, our Admissions Coordinator will contact you with next steps.
  • Step 3: Teacher Evaluation Forms:

    After completing your online application, you will receive a confirmation email (as referenced above) prompting you to sign in to your admissions account again. When your application reads "submitted," you will need to follow the following instructions below to complete your application:
    Download the appropriate teacher evaluation form(s). Please forward the required teacher evaluation form(s) to your child's current teacher(s) for completion. We ask that teachers return the evaluations to us within seven days.  Elementary Teacher Evaluation forms can be found here.  Middle School Teacher Evaluation forms can be found here.
    For Kindergarten applicants, a date will be set to meet with our Kindergarten teacher for an assessment upon completion of the application.  Please submit the Preschool Teacher Evaluation here.
  • Step 4: School Records

    For students applying for 1st through 12th grades, please complete the Transcript Release Authorization Form here and give to your child's current school. This authorizes them to send us a copy of your child's current report card and a copy of the previous year's final grades, along with any standardized test scores that may be in their file. The Transcript Release Authorization Form should be given to your child's school within seven days of submitting your child's online application.
  • Step 5: Academic Testing/Evaluation

    Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Applicants
    All Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants must be assessed for their readiness to begin school. Students will be observed in a small group setting as well as given a one-on-one readiness assessment. A member of our Admissions team will contact you with your scheduled appointment time.

    1st and 8th Grade Applicants
    All 1st through 8th grade applicants will be given an academic assessment designed to help us gain a better understanding of his/her academic exposure and abilities. A member of our Admissions team will contact you to schedule this appointment.
  • Step 6: Decision Letters

    After the Admissions Committee reviews your child's file, an admission decision will be distributed via email.
    Applications received after the initial deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis and as classroom space is available, with decision emails sent in a timely manner. Please contact the Admissions Office to determine space availability.
    Financial aid is available. We work with an independent, third party organization that conducts financial analysis to determine your family’s financial needs. To learn more about our financial aid program, please click here.