How to Apply
Choosing a school for our children is one of the most important decisions we as parents make. While we may have already identified key elements we would want for our children's school, our final decision is often influenced by the 'feel' of our chosen school.
We recommend that you arrange an appointment to come and visit us and see for yourself what an un-rivaled learning experience life at Good Shepherd Christian Academy truly is!
A few notes/FAQ’s (additional information is located in the Handbook):
- We follow the Greensburg Community Schools calendar as well as their decisions on closings & delays.
- We are an eLearning school. All days cancelled due to weather are an eLearning day which means no snow makeup days.
- Choice and SGO applications will be available in the office and on the school website as soon as they are released by their managing organization. These, as well as Shepherd’s Fund applications, should be available mid-February.
- All school supplies are included in tuition/fees. There is not a separate list. Your child will simply need a backpack and lunch box.
- School hours are 7:30 a.m. (doors open) to 2:30 p.m. Early Preschool (half-day) dismisses at 11:30. On Fridays we follow GCS with their late arrival schedule – doors open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday.
- Students in Kindergarten Prep and Elementary wear uniforms. Please see the handbook for more information.
- Snack Fee – the school provides a daily snack for all students. A one-time $50 fee is charged to your student’s account.
- Busing is provided by Greensburg Community Schools for Elementary students. The form must be completed and returned by July 12!
- Age deadline is August 1st (3 for Early Preschool, 4 for Kindergarten Prep, 5 for Kindergarten)
- Early Preschool (3 year olds) is designed as a half-day program, but extended/full-day is also an option. Kindergarten Prep (4 year olds) is designed as a full-day program.
- Registration fees are due to officially register your student/secure their place on the class list. Please see the Tuition Policy in the packet for more information.
- Masks – students in Preschool through 1st grade are not required to wear masks, but are allowed to wear them if parents prefer.
- COVID eLearning vs. In-person – we follow the guidance of the Decatur County Health Department when making decisions on virtual vs. in person school. Please note that decisions regarding Preschool are separate from Elementary when it comes to eLearning. Our intent is for Preschool to remain open even if Elementary is virtual. (As with everything COVID related this is subject to change.) In the event of a Preschool closure due to COVID, optional eLearning activities will be posted. We recognize that one of the main benefits of Early Preschool is the social and emotional development through interacting with peers and that this is not possible to duplicate virtually. Early Preschool will not be charged for the days they are not in attendance due to a COVID closure.
The 2021/2022 school forms below may be downloaded and mailed to the school ( 209 W. Washington St. Greensburg, IN 47240). Registration fees may be paid online here. Please Continue as a Guest at this time – we will send out information later to enable you to create an account.
Welcome NEW students and families! Please visit the Registration Tab for a complete list of documents to print and complete. If you have any questions, please let us know how we can help!
We believe that education at Good Shepherd Christian Academy should be accessible to everyone. The following scholarships are available. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Indiana Choice Scholarship Program – Good Shepherd Christian Academy is a participating school, and our families are able to receive financial assistance through the Department of Indiana’s Choice Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships to eligible Indiana students in grades 1 – 12 to offset tuition costs. Students must satisfy both household income requirements and student eligibility criteria to qualify. Kindergarten Prep students are not eligible for this program. Kindergarten students may qualify if a sibling in grades 1 – 12 is in the program. For more information please visit https://www.doe.in.gov/choice.
Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO) – Good Shepherd Christian Academy partners with the Institute for Quality Education to receive scholarships that make private school more affordable. These tax credit scholarships are funded by donations. The individuals and businesses that donate to the scholarship receive a tax benefit. Students must be residents of Indiana and their family at least 200% or below the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Income Guidelines. Students in Kindergarten are eligible. Students may receive both SGO and School Choice funds as long as tuition and school fees are not exceeded. The awarded amount is dependent on funds available, and will be determined yearly by the school administrator and a school board representative. For more information please visit https://www.i4qed.org/.
Shepherd’s Fund – The Shepherd’s Fund is funded by donations and provides assistance to families and students in many ways including lunch and tuition assistance. Priority is given to students whose families fall at least 200% or below the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Income Guidelines, but do not qualify for other scholarships. The awarded amount is dependent on funds available, and applications will be reviewed/awarded by the school administrator and a school board representative.