Admissions at Waterloo Christian School

A Private Christian School for Grades K-12

We understand you have options when it comes to your child’s education, and we’re excited you’re here.

Come explore our growing school community and see how your child can thrive.

Why do families choose Waterloo Christian School?

Discover why we’ve been rated a top private school in Black Hawk County.

Biblical Foundation

Instruction grounded in Scriptural truth, nurturing each child’s relationship with Jesus

Engaging Academics

Motivating and challenging curriculum with 11:1 student-faculty ratio

Family Community

Dedicated teachers and a caring environment where each student is known and loved

History of Excellence

50+ years partnering with families, 100% college acceptance rate

As you consider Waterloo Christian School for your child, learn more about how to apply and enroll.

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Admissions Process

We want to make the admissions process as easy as possible for you and your family. Below is an outline of the steps you’ll need to take to apply.

Please note, our priority application process begins Nov. 15 and concludes on Feb. 15. Applications after Feb. 15 will be accepted as space allows.

Step 1: Attend a Discovery Day

Discovery Days are available weekly from November through February. During your Discovery Day, you’ll be welcomed by our head of school and take a group tour of our campus. It’s an opportunity to meet students, parents, and teachers, as well as visit classrooms and view activity areas.

Step 2: Schedule a Shadow Visit

After a Discovery Day, prospective students complete a Shadow Day, during which they’re partnered with a student who will help welcome them to our community. Shadows also complete a series of assessments as part of our admissions review process, which helps us understand each student’s needs and how we can set them up for success.

Step 3: Complete the Online Application

Your application gives us an opportunity to learn more about your family and helps us partner with more mission-fit families. If you need assistance completing your application, we’re happy to help. There is a $50 fee to apply, which covers the administrative costs involved in reviewing each application.

Step 4: Complete a Brief Interview

We love getting to know prospective students and families. As part of our admissions process, we look forward to learning more about you, your family, and your child’s needs. Families may choose to attend one of our two Interview Days during the months of January or February. Students in the 5th grade and above will join us for the family interview .

Step 5:  Receive Admissions Decision

Admissions decisions will be communicated on March 1st. Families will be given a two-week period to accept their spot at Waterloo Christian School and submit their $350 enrollment deposit. Applications received after the March 1st application deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as space allows.

Ready to experience our school culture firsthand?

Attend a Discovery Day. Schedule your visit online or contact our admissions office at  (319) 235-9309.

The love that each teacher has for Jesus as well as their students is so evident.

I am so thankful that our child is a part of Waterloo Christian School.

— 9th Grade Parent

Meet Admissions

Mallory Smith, Admissions Coordinator

As an alumna of Waterloo Christian School, Mallory loves WCS so much that she came back to work here. She shares her unique perspective with families, from both her personal experience as a student as well as current insights as an administrator.

Contact Mallory at or (319) 235-9309 for more information today!

As you review the admission process, we’d like to equip you with all the resources you need to get started with your application. Here are other valuable links you can access.


Frequently Asked Questions

All new families are eligible to receive an Educational Savings Account through the State of Iowa. The ESA greatly reduces the out-of-pocket cost to your family. In addition to the Educational Savings Account, we offer STO (Student Tuition Organization) scholarships to qualifying families. Families who may need additional financial support are encouraged to complete a scholarship application through the business office.

 For more information, visit our Tuition page.

Yes, we are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). In addition, as a premier private school in Waterloo, Iowa, we are a member of the Iowa Star Conference for athletics.

  • Our average classroom size is 18
  • Our average ACT score is 25
  • We are the fastest growing school in Iowa
  • We have 350 full-time students
  • We have 30+ members of faculty and staff

Ready to take the next step? Get started today!

Attend a Discovery Day