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Admissions Policy

Grace Lutheran Church operates a Christian school as a ministry for its members and others who are interested in an education emphasizing spiritual and academic qualities. We expect all children to participate in our total course of study and discipline.

Grace Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. While Grace Lutheran School provides a high-quality general education for prekindergarten through 8th grade students, we are currently not equipped to teach students with learning disabilities.

We limit our class enrollment to 18 students in prekindergarten and kindergarten, 20 students in grades 1–5, and 25 students in grades 6–8. We may deny admission due to space limitations and the ability of the school to meet the needs of a child. 

Students entering the following grades must meet the age requirements by September 1 of the upcoming school year, as set forth by Alabama law:

Child Development Center: 6 weeks to 4 years old
PreK: 4 years old
Kindergarten: 5 years old
First Grade: 6 years old

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Come visit us to see what makes Grace Lutheran so special.  We offer in-person and virtual tours for prospective students and their parents/guardians. Older students are also encouraged to join us for a shadow day. We personalize each visit to your family’s educational needs and can include an educational consultation with our administrator, if desired. Our admissions director is also available to provide additional information and answer any questions.

Click on the Request More Information button below to schedule a tour of the school or contact the school office at (256) 881-0553 to reach the admissions director. 

Complete the Online Application and pay the application/testing fee. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please contact our Admissions Director or the school office at (256) 881-0553.

All new applicants entering kindergarten through 8th grade will be administered diagnostic tests to determine reading and math skill levels and to help us assess your child’s capacity for success at Grace Lutheran. Students are accepted for enrollment based on testing results. 

Our staff will arrange a time with you to bring your student in for us to conduct the tests. We require students applying for grades 4–8 to score at or above the 50th percentile on the math and reading sub-tests. 

Each family then completes their student’s enrollment in RenWeb through the Family Portal under “Family Information,” “Enrollment/Reenrollment.” This provides the school office with vital information such as forms of contact, pick-up permissions, and demographic data the office needs for filing mandated reports. This data will need to reviewed and updated annually by the parent/guardian. 

Parents/guardians will need to submit all documentation required by the State of Alabama, which includes the child’s original birth certificate and blue immunization card. The State Church School Enrollment form and payment of registration fees is also required. 

Financial Assistance for PK – 8th grade is available for families who qualify.

FACTS Financial Aid Application

Rocket City Scholarship Application Information

Alabama Scholarship Fund

Child Development Center

Grace Lutheran Child Development Center (CDC) offers classes from six weeks through three years old, providing year-round, loving care for our precious little ones. Parents and teachers work closely together in a Christian family environment to meet the needs of your children. Classes are grouped according to the developmental stage of the children and placed in classrooms filled with age-appropriate furniture and play/learning materials. Our play-based environment encourages learning and discovery through play and social interactions.   

Pre-K to 8th Grade

High quality academics in a family environment. Our well-qualified teachers work with each student to help them grow and achieve academically, socially, and spiritually. Small class sizes, high expectations, and strong teaching/learning settings provide opportunities for students successfully prepare for their future – in school and in life.