What grades does COL offer?
Preschool (3 and 4 year old) – 8th grade is offered at Crown of Life.
What are school hours?
8:30 AM – 3:15 PM Monday - Friday.
When do I drop off my child at COL?
Parents are welcome to drop off children starting 8:00 AM.
Does COL offer before or afterschool care (latchkey)?
No and yes. We do not offer before school care. If needed, arrangements can be made with classroom teachers on an individual basis. We do offer after school care from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. After school care costs $4/hr, charged in 30 minute increments. If children are not picked up by 3:30pm, they are automatically enrolled in our latchkey program and charged for the first 30 minutes.
What is the student to teacher ratio?
16:1 (on average)
Are there opportunities for parent involvement?
Yes, there are plenty of ways parents can be involved here at Crown of Life. Parent involvement in after school programs, field trips, etc. is encouraged. Due to COVID-19 these opportunities may be limited for a time.
Are uniforms required at Crown of Life?
No, uniforms are not required.
Is being a member of the church required?
No, we don't require membership to be enrolled at Crown of Life. Larger scholarship are given to elementary aged members of Crown of Life Lutheran Church. Pastor Dan Westendorf would be happy to connect with those seeking a church home. If you would like to connect with him click here.
What if my child has a learning disability?
Students of all learning abilities are welcome at Crown of Life however, we do not have a separate Special Needs program. Any learning disability that requires special accommodations, will need to be addressed with your child’s teacher.
How are parents made aware of their children’s progress at COL?
It’s extremely important to us that parents know their child's academic progress. Report cards are sent out quarterly, parents have access to the teacher and are informed of areas where students are excelling and/or struggling academically. We encourage parents to attend parent-teacher conferences to go over student progress. We measure individual achievement and progress through the use of a typical grading system, along with national standardized testing done on a regular basis.
Is COL accredited?
Crown of Life is currently in the process of becoming accredited through WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA). WELSSA evaluates a school based on Scripture and sound educational principles. These are recognized nationally as part of the National Council for Private School Accreditation as well as many smaller private accreditation agencies and state accreditation agencies. Schools compare the quality of their programs against nationally recognized standards through a self-study process. Both strengths and weaknesses are evaluated, and after an onsite visit by a team of educators, the school develops a school improvement plan to maintain strengths and improve weaknesses that correlates with the five-year accreditation cycle.
Does COL teach Common Core?
No, Crown of Life does not follow Common Core curriculum. As an independent private school, we have always had a challenging curriculum and our students receive a well rounded education.
How does COL handle student behavior issues?
At Crown of Life we expect students to behave in a loving and Christian manner. We also understand student behavior issues arise no matter what setting. Parent’s will be notified if behavior is disruptive or concerning and we will consult with parents on an individual basis. Crown of Life strives to cultivate a classroom culture that is a respectful and nurturing environment for students.
What is the deadline to submit an application?
The deadline to submit an application for 2021-22 is August 1 2021.
Transfer students are encouraged to submit an application on our apply page. Admissions staff will review all applications and contact parents or guardians regarding their application and our classroom availability.
You are welcome to schedule a tour with one of our staff at any time. Schedule your tour here.
Who can I contact if my question is not listed here?
Please contact our principal, Chris Holman (see contact information below)