Admissions

Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School (TLC Prep). We are dedicated to fulfilling the high educational, spiritual and personal goals of each of our students.
Selecting the right school for your child is an important process that should be prayerfully and thoughtfully considered. Please read the information enclosed in this packet carefully. Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School wants to enter into partnership with parents whose primary desire is a Christ-centered education for their children. Our vision is that your home, church and school will work together to “prepare young minds for eternity.”

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Applying to TLC Prep

Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School encourages interested families to schedule a visit to the school. This visit will focus on the school’s program and philosophy. Any questions you may have regarding the school, its procedures and policies will be addressed.

Take the time to fill out ALL the application forms in the application packet  as completely as possible. Please note that Virginia law requires: “An official certified copy of the child’s birth record must be provided. (A photocopy of the child’s birth certificate will not meet this requirement.)”

When all forms and school transcripts have been received and reviewed, we will contact you to set up a time for the student’s interview with the teacher and any needed testing. All 5th – 8th grade applicants will need to interview with the Admissions Committee.

When all forms and school transcripts have been received and reviewed, we will contact you to set up a time for the student’s interview with the teacher and any needed testing. All 5th – 8th grade applicants will need to interview with the Admissions Committee.

Tree of Life Christian Preparatory School is not equipped to adequately meet the needs of some emotional, physical or learning disabilities. Parents seeking to enroll a child with a previously diagnosed learning disability must provide an IEP or student’s accommodation plan from their previous school before admission can be considered. As for physical disabilities, the parent must provide written verification of what accommodations are required for their child. Each situation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

You will be notified of the board’s decision by phone or by mail. All new students to TLC Prep are on probationary status for their first 30 days.

Upon receipt of your first month’s tuition, the enrollment process will be complete.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $8000 per year

Families can apply for income based financial aid with FACTS

 Registration fee: $250
Application Fee: $50

FAQs

Is there a birthdate requirement for Kindergarten?

In Virginia, parents must ensure a child attends school, if he or she will be five years old on or before September 30.

Does TLC Prep offer financial aid?

Financial aid, based on need, is available at all grade levels, PreK-8 Financial aid includes tuition support as well as consideration for programs that enrich the experience of the student and encourage the participation of his family in the life of the school.

Does my family have to Adventist for my child to attend an Adventist school?

No.  As a Christian community we welcome families from many different backgrounds and denominations. 

Does your school have a COVID-19 Operations plan?

Please be assured that as parents ourselves, we recognize and share the concern that each of you has about returning to the classroom, whether in-person or online.

That said, we are working very hard behind the scenes to nail down all the operational details for this unusual school year, with the safety of our students, staff and teachers as our primary goal; and we are doing our best to prepare for every eventuality, despite the inherent uncertainties about what the public health conditions will be in late August and beyond. 

Will an Adventist school try to turn my child into a Seventh-day Adventist?

Our goal is to encourage all students to have a personal relationship with Christ as their Savior and to develop morals and virtues grounded in Scripture. At an Adventist school, students’ freedom to think for themselves is respected and nurtured, and students are encouraged to learn how to make good moral decision regardless of their creed or belief system.  One key Adventist principle is that no one should be pressured into church membership, but to join willingly as they choose.  Children of Adventist parents often become baptized members but only when they are old enough to make the decision consciously and responsibly.  

80%
of students receive financial aid

60

students enrolled tuition

1:8

teacher to student ratio

100%

 in person learning