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Admissions

Most families begin our admission process by scheduling a time to meet with an Admissions Advisor. During your visit, we can tour the campus, discuss opportunities at Traders Point for your student, and answer any questions you may have.  

Many families with children entering grades 5-12 also choose to schedule a Shadow Day for their student in which they can experience a typical school day as a TPCS student. 

If you have already visited with us or have decided to apply, you may begin our convenient online application process at any time.

We had 659 students enrolled from Early Childhood through High School for the 2018-2019 school year. 

183 in Early Childhood (Age 18 months through 5 years)

178 in Elementary (Grades K-4)

91 in Middle School (Grades 5-6) 

81 in Junior High (Grades 7-8) 

126 in High School (Grades 9-12)

Since we evaluate the whole student when reviewing an application for admission, it is difficult to place an absolute minimum requirement for admission. We take into consideration many parts of the application when determining if the applicant is a good fit for Traders Point Christian Schools. Grades, ISTEP+/standardized test scores, personal conduct, attendance, and a desire to attend TPCS are all important factors.

In addition,Christian values and commitment are very important to us. TPCS differs from many Christian schools in that we were founded by Traders Point Christian Church with an evangelical intent, looking for opportunities to share Christ with families who may not attend church or know Him. Therefore, some of the families we admit may not currently have a profession of faith in Christ, though they fully agree to their child learning about Christ and being open to the possibility of His lordship in their life. We also take the family's interview with the principal into consideration. 

Below are our preferred academic guidelines. In our experience, students meeting these standards have the best chance for success at Traders Point. However, since we evaluate the whole student, we are pleased to consider applicants who may not currently meet the standards noted but may still be a good fit for Traders Point.

  • Early Childhood - We review any medical or developmental concerns to make sure we can appropriately support the child and family in their continued growth or health needs. Children entering the Threes program or older should be potty trained or be working toward that goal.
  • Grades K - 8 - Children should be testing in the 60th percentile or above on standardized testing in math or reading.
  • High School - Students should be testing in the 60th percentile or above on standardized testing in math or reading; have passed any Indiana End-of-Course assessments (ECA) they have taken; have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.3.

Families may schedule a tour with an Admissions Advisor below or attend an Open House. 

Mrs. Mindy Johnson
Early Childhood
mjjohnson@tpcs.org
317-769-2450

 

Mrs. Emily Collier
K-8
ewiltse@tpcs.org
317-769-2450

 

Mrs. Leslie Kowal
High School
lkowal@tpcs.org
317-340-0468

 

 

 

Financial Aid

 

Anyone may apply for financial aid. However, financial aid awards are need-based and not guaranteed.

TPCS participates in the Indiana Choice Scholarship (voucher) program and the Scholarships for Education Choice (Sagamore SGO) program, as well as offering direct assistance.

Click HERE to submit a financial aid application for 2019-20. Please note that you will need your 2018 Federal tax return to complete your application. Allow two weeks from the day your application is completed and submitted, including uploading all required documentation, for FACTS to verify your application. Once your application has been verified by FACTS, your financial aid package should be ready for your review within one week.

Financial aid is granted for one year, and families must reapply for financial aid each year.

Yes, TPCS is approved by the State of Indiana to accept voucher funds for student tuition. Once a family has applied for financial aid through FACTS Grant and Aid Management, we will determine based on the application information if you qualify to receive voucher funds. This determination is made per student, not per family. If you are eligible to receive a voucher, we are required to obtain your signed acceptance and to apply on your behalf with the state for the voucher. The expected voucher amount as determined by the state will be deducted from each student's tuition total for the school year. The final voucher application date for the 2019-2020 school year is September 1, 2019, so families must have completed the financial aid application and award process in time for us to submit their voucher application(s) before that date.

For more information about the Indiana School Choice Scholarship (voucher) program, visit the Department of Education website.

TPCS is no longer offering strictly merit-based scholarships. If you require need-based financial assistance, please submit a financial aid application.

Need is determined by a third-party company (FACTS Grant & Aid Management). FACTS gathers necessary information via the online financial aid application and the parents' federal tax return documents. 

There are many factors affecting financial aid awards. The most significant factors are family income and assets. However, other considerations include mortgages, debt, number of siblings, siblings in the school, special circumstances, and single income providers.

Financial aid is awarded for the upcoming school year only. Families are required to re-apply each year. Receiving aid in one year does NOT guarantee aid in any subsequent year, or at the same level, or at the same amount for each sibling if multiple children are enrolled. Our available resources for aid are limited. Since family circumstances and income may change from year to year, we require parents to apply annually.

No. The grant is not a loan. However, if the student or their parents become blessed financially in the future, we would ask them to remember the “pay it forward” concept and contribute back to Traders Point Christian Schools to help other students and families that have a need.

All details contained within the application for financial aid are held in confidence.

Training scholars. Making disciples. Graduating leaders. 

Traders Point Christian Schools 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.