How to Apply

How to Apply

Thank you for considering Waterloo Christian School as your partner in education! Waterloo Christian School historically receives more family applications than we have space available. Our goal is to make the application process as smooth and straightforward as possible.

Step One: Register and Attend a Discovery Day

All prospective families must attend a Discovery Day as the first step in the admissions process. Discovery Days are held most Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and include a school tour, panel discussion, a greeting from our Head of School, and an overview of the admissions process. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

To register for a Discovery Day, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Mallory Smith, at

Step Two: Complete a Family Application

After attending a Discovery Day, families will receive instructions on how to complete the online Family Application. This application helps us get to know your family and your child’s educational needs.

Step Three: Attend a Student Shadow Day

Prospective students are invited to experience a day at Waterloo Christian School by shadowing a current student in their grade level. This allows your child to get a feel for our school environment and meet potential classmates. (Note: This step is not required for incoming kindergarten students. Families of incoming kindergarten students should plan to attend our Kindergarten Readiness Day in January or February.)

Step Four: Admissions Decisions

The earliest admissions decisions will be mailed on March 1st. Families will be notified of their admission status and provided with the next steps for enrollment.

We look forward to partnering with your family through the admissions process and helping your child thrive in a Christ-centered, academically challenging environment. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Admissions Coordinator, Mallory Smith, at