Admissions

Admission

Parents who desire Christian education for their child(ren) and are in agreement with our Education Creed are encouraged to apply for enrollment. The family must indicate a desire to cooperate with the efforts of the school to promote Christian growth and behavior.

Pre K – 8

East Palmyra Christian School offers a curriculum in accordance with New York State educational law.  EPCS faculty and Education Committee are continually involved in the development of an integrated relevant Christian approach to teaching. God’s order for God’s world permeates all instruction and learning. Our well-balanced curriculum includes reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education.

EPC High School

East Pal Christian High offers Regents level courses in the Sciences, Mathematics, English-Language Arts, Spanish, and History, along with a dynamic Music program, Art, Physical Education, and non-Regents courses.

Music

The EPCS Band and Chorus and EPCHS Choir perform regularly at a variety of programs including the annual Christmas program, the Spring Concerts, and at local nursing homes. The annual Young Artists Festival provides a public forum for the school’s individual artists, musicians, and dancers to display their talents.

Athletics

East Pal is a member of the Western New York Christian Athletic Association (WNYCAA) and participates with other area private schools in Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track and Field. Sports are available to students grades 5-8.

Individual Courses for Home School Students

You can register your child(ren) for individual courses at EPCS. We presently have several home-schooled students who are involved with just a few courses.  You can learn about individual course options by contacting our office.

Admission Steps

Step 1: Please submit the following

* $200 registration fee is **non-refundable. Registration Fee is applied to tuition upon acceptance.  Checks are to be made out to “East Palmyra Christian School”.
** Registration Fee is only refundable if family admission is not accepted by EPCS.

Step 2: EPCS Response

Once your Enrollment Application is received, it is given to our Enrollment committee. A few things then happen:

  • A member of the Committee will contact you to set up a time for a home visit.
  • Your child(ren)’s school records will be requested from their current/past school when applicable.
  • An opportunity for you to meet with our principal, Mr. Keith Vanderzwan, will be arranged.

Step 3: Approval

Upon completion of step 2, the Enrollment Committee and Mr. Vanderzwan will make a recommendation to the School Board which will then vote on accepting or not accepting the family. You will then be notified of the School Board’s decision.

Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST)

Families seeking need-based grants and scholarships must file a financial analysis application. Begin the FAST application by clicking here (you will be redirected to the FAST site). It may help to read these documents before starting the application.

Busing

School busing is available to all families through cooperative arrangements of the public school district in which the child resides. Transportation is provided to those families who live within a fifteen-mile radius of East Palmyra Christian School. Application for busing can be made through the EPCS office.

Also…

East Palmyra Christian 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. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.