Admissions and Tuition
Admissions PolicyAnyone interested in acquiring a Christian education is welcome to enroll at Hartville Christian School (HCS). Each applicant must qualify for admission and be willing to agree to submit to HCS rules. HCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic and national origin in educational policies, admissions policies, enforcement of its policies, and athletics and other school-administered programs. Applicants are expected to abide by and support the biblical ideals and Christian standards of the school.
Hartville Christian School believes that an interview with the parents and the applicant is an integral part of the application process. HCS believes that a partnership with the parents of the applicant is essential. It is important that the applicant and the parents understand the standards and principles of HCS and are willing to adhere to them. For this reason, both the applicant and parents must go through an interview with the board of directors before any decisions can be made to attend HCS.
In cases regarding applicants with special needs, HCS will accept applicants on a conditional basis. If HCS is not equipped to handle the special needs of a particular applicant, they reserve the right to decline admission of that applicant. Each applicant will undergo an in-depth interview and evaluation from the administration and an evaluation from a proper specialist.
HCS reserves the right to select or decline students, on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with the HCS administration and to abide by its policies.
Hartville Christian School believes that in everything we do, we should be careful not to be conformed to the sinful patterns of the world, but rather love what pleases God (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 13:31; Galatians 1:10; 1 John 2:15-17). We do not believe that entertainment is free from the realm of morality. We believe that God has a desire for what kind of entertainment is to be in the life of the believer – that which is in keeping with the holy character of God and the holy calling we have received as His children (1 Peter 1:14-16).
In our day of distracted minds and worldly heart, we strongly urge that families with television and other media outlets (such as internet) control their children's television watching, and ask them to avoid the discussion of television programs with other students. This will help to maintain an atmosphere at HCS that fosters Christian discipleship and mentoring, rather than competition with currents fads and trends.
TuitionThe tuition is calculated in such a way that a single-family income is not taxed by regular multiples of the number of students. The amount of tuition is calculated on a descending scale, which corresponds to the number of students in the individual families. There is no charge beyond the third child.
All tuition must be paid by the beginning of the next school year. If tuition is not paid by the end of the school year, report cards will be held until the tuition is paid. Every three months of school at least one third of the tuition must be paid. The student will not be permitted to attend the next school year if the previous year’s tuition is not paid. If a student is withdrawn from school and tuition is still due, no grade transcripts will be released. If a student withdraws after the first three weeks, the tuition for that entire semester is to be paid in full.
Financial hardship cases will be considered individually by the Board at your request.