Admissions

at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Our School’s Mission & Vision

Christian Faith and Challenging Academics

The mission of Holy Cross Lutheran School is to provide a Christ-centered, nurturing ministry for children and their families, with an emphasis on academic excellence.

Admissions

Enrollment eligibility for a class at Holy Cross Lutheran School is based upon a child’s age on September 1 of the school year being registered for, and/or the child’s developmental level. Early enrollment (children younger than the age requirement for a specific program) will not be granted for children in preschool through the first grade. Children may, however, be older than the stated age for a given program, due to parent/teacher assessment of developmental level and program appropriateness.

Application and enrollment information including class offerings and the tuition schedule for the upcoming school year is made available in January. Applications for new students are accepted beginning in mid-January, and class placement is made following re-enrollment of current students and their siblings. The number of new students accepted is dependent upon the number of current students returning. Class sizes are limited, so we maintain a waiting list once a class is full. The waiting list will be contacted in order if openings occur.

Admissions Policy

Holy Cross Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Statement Against Racism

Racism is a sin and and God loves all of His children equally. Racism of any form whether with words or actions will not be tolerated at Holy Cross.

School Tours

You are encouraged to visit Holy Cross Lutheran School while classes are in session, visit with the administrator, and ask questions before applying for admission. Appointments can be made by calling the school office at (317) 826-1234.

We Are Social

Holy Cross Lutheran School
8115 Oaklandon Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46236
317.826.1234

High Ability Program at Holy Cross Lutheran School

Holy Cross is committed to meet the needs of high ability students whose performance is consistent with nationally-recognized criteria for giftedness. We provide them with advanced experiences beyond grade-level curriculum through acceleration and/or enrichment of the curriculum.

High Ability students perform at or show the potential for performing at an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain (areas of aptitude and talent) compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment and is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interest.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

Cluster Model

Cluster grouping is when gifted and talented and/or high-achieving students are identified as being within the top five percent and placed in a standard, mixed-ability (heterogeneous) classroom within their grade. Groupings of three to six or five to eight are typical cluster groups. If there are more than eight to ten students meeting the necessary criteria, another cluster group is typically formed and placed in a different class.

Advantages of Clustering

Grouping all gifted children in a regular classroom provides:

  • Social, emotional, and academic advantages to students.
  • Inclusive spaces.
  • Gifted students often feel more comfortable among students with similar abilities.
  • Cluster groupings help facilitate this comfort level by increasing the number of high achieving students within one class.

 

To apply for tuition assistance from Holy Cross, please complete the FACTs application.