Admissions

New Student Admission

We are here to assist you with the three stages of our admission process.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Tour our Facility

We would love to have you and your child(ren) tour our school, preview our classes, or join us for an event! After the tour, you'll be able to ask questions and pick up an information packet with application materials. (For your convenience, most of the forms in the packet are also available on this website.  You may download and print the PDFs if you would like to complete some paperwork early, or if you misplace any forms.)

Application

After we have had a chance to meet with you for a school tour, these items will need to be completed in order for your child to be considered for acceptance:

  • Complete the Student Information form (1 per family) and Family Information Form (not needed if other siblings are already enrolled)
  • Records and Teacher’s Recommendation received from previous school (if applicable)
    Click here for a Record Release Form
  • Testing - Our resource specialist will test your child in a one-on-one setting to assess your student’s academic needs. We are able to determine whether a child may need remedial help or enrichment work in the areas of reading and math. For younger children (4-6 years) we use the Gesell Developmental Observation, a developmental screening, to measure readiness for school. The Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT4) and the informal Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI) are used for older students. A Consent for Testing form needs to be completed and signed prior to the test administration. After the tests have been evaluated, our resource specialist will make an appointment to discuss your child’s results with you.
  • Financial consultation with our Business Manager. Please bring the Financial Information Form to your consultation. You may call us (540-740-8237) to schedule an appointment.

Consultation

  • After the tour and application steps are complete, please make an appointment for an Educational Success Consultation with our principal. You may call us (540-740-8237) to schedule an appointment.  This meeting is devoted to discussing the particular gifts/needs of your child and visioning for success.
  • Please bring your child’s most current report card with you to the consultation. (It would also be helpful to bring standardized test results, but is not required.)

Registration

Upon acceptance for enrollment, please complete the following items to conclude registration:

Items Required: Instructions and Exceptions:
Financial Information Form Complete one form per family.
Fee Schedule and Policies Pay the fees as outlined in the Fee Schedule.
Financial Agreement The Principal/Business Manager will complete this form for each family to be signed by a parent/guardian.
Compliance Form Complete one form per student after reading the Student Handbook.
Virginia School Entrance Health Form Complete page 1 of the form for each child.  Submit to your medical provider to complete pages 2-4.  A health examination taken within 12 months prior to the first day of school is acceptable.
Copy of Birth Certificate Present the child’s original birth certificate to be copied in the school office. 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.)”
Photo Usage Consent Complete one form per family.
Continuing Consent to Treatment Complete one form per student.

 

Please Note: All new students are admitted on a probationary status for one grading period (9 weeks).  During this period, the student’s academic progress and behavior will be evaluated to determine if SVAE is able to meet the student’s needs and if the student is making a positive contribution to the school program.

Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School admits students of any race, color, ethnic background, country of origin or gender; proffers all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally available to students; and, makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, country of origin or gender in administration of education policies, application for admission, scholarship programs, and athletic or extracurricular programs.