Thank you for your interest in Salem Lutheran School! Acceptance is determined by space available and upon the potential for meeting the individual needs of the student to guarantee both a successful academic and a well-rounded educational experience.
Designated “Future Family Days” are held throughout the school year featuring campus tours, presentations, Q and A sessions with school administrators, and personal interviews. You may also call the school at 281-351-8223 and make an appointment to schedule a half-day for your child to shadow in the classroom.
To officially begin the application process, please go to “Apply Now!” and follow the instructions for applying online as a new family through TADS (Tuition Aid Data Service.) Be certain that the school year is the appropriate one for which you are applying.
BEFORE ACCEPTANCE CAN BE CONSIDERED, you will need to upload/scan to TADS the following documents:
- copy of child’s birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics
- copy of the child’s current immunization records
- copies of all standardized testing, current and past progress reports, and/or a signed release from the child’s former or current school (If the child is younger than third grade, standardized testing from the public school may not be available)
- if the child has been home-schooled, a form of national standardized testing that indicates grade level performance will need to be completed.
Salem Lutheran School requires all applicants for grades one through eight to have current and/or former progress reports/report cards and standardized testing results reviewed prior to a decision for acceptance. More follow up may be necessary to further determine whether the student’s individual needs can be met and whether the student, the parents and/or guardians, and Salem Lutheran School has the potential to become a successful partnership.
Middle school students will be interviewed by the administrator. Math placement tests are given to those future students in grades seven and eight for placement in math classes. Kindergarten students attend an informal screening session prior to acceptance for enrollment. Whenever possible, new applicants will be benchmarked using current Aims Web norms and will be asked to shadow the classroom of their current grade. Every effort will be made to best determine the potential for student academic and well-rounded success.
After this information has been received and reviewed, you will be informed by email as to your acceptance to Salem Lutheran School. An effort is also made to contact you by phone. You will then be prompted by email through TADS to complete your Enrollment Agreement and pay your enrollment fee. You must complete this process to guarantee your child’s placement.
If you would like to be considered for tuition reduction, your child must be fully accepted before making application for tuition reduction online through TADS.
A pre-determined amount of funds is available for assisting families with tuition costs. Qualification is based on need as determined by TADS. The necessary information (confidential assessment application and IRS 1040) must be submitted online to TADS (Tuition Aid Data Service) by the required date. Families are notified in late spring/early summer as to the amount of tuition reduction granted. Late enrolling families may apply but funds are limited and subject to review and approval by the school commission. Enrollment Fees and Technology Usage Fees cannot be considered for tuition reduction.
Final Registration Process
All families, including new families, will take part in the Final Registration Process in person on campus in August before the start of a new school year. New families will also be required to attend a “New Family Information Meeting” just prior to Final Registration.
If acceptance occurs after the school year has already begun, an individual registration process will take place with the Registrar. At this time, school policies and procedures are reviewed, school calendars shared, middle school electives chosen, information in regard to Gradelink, the online school communications program, is provided and questions are answered.
Admissions Time Line
The time from the beginning of the application to acceptance is entirely dependent on how long it takes to receive and review the necessary information. If desiring to begin after a school year has already begun, it has proven successful to begin at the start of a new quarter or after a scheduled holiday break.
For a fall start (August), the schedule for Admissions follows:
Current Families Re-enroll
First Week of March
Those in the Waiting Pool and members of Salem Lutheran Church may apply
Spring Break in March
Open enrollment to the community
Salem Lutheran School depends on donations and profit from the school’s major fundraisers to enhance our mission of empowering young leaders for the future. Salem Lutheran School is a non-profit 501c3 organization and is equipped to accept matching gifts from major corporations as well. Involvement through the donation of items to our auction events and a generous tax-deductible gift to the general fund or to our school endowment helps to ensure a quality educational experience now and into the future.
Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy as to Students
Salem Lutheran School and Early Childhood of Tomball admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally awarded or made available to students at the school. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, handicap, national ethnic origin in administration of their admission policies, educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic and other school administered progra