Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re a parent looking at your school options, we know you have a lot of practical and philosophical questions. We would love to answer all your questions when you take a tour of our school.

Do you have after school care?

Yes, through our partnership with Salvation Army, students can attend an after school program. Students are bussed from school to the Salvation Army location at 1235 E. Fulton St SE. Parents can pick them up as late as 6:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per week.

Do you have all day preschool?

Yes. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, preschool is offered from 8:05 to 3:05. Our preschool program has a variety of options. Students can attend morning preschool five days, three days (MWF), or two days (TTh). They can attend all day preschool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or just afternoons on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Our preschool options are:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Preschool 8:05-11:05 Morning Preschool 8:05-11:05 Morning Preschool 8:05-11:05 Morning Preschool 8:05-11:05 Morning Preschool 8:05-11:05
Lunch Buddies    11:05-12:05 Lunch Buddies    11:05-12:05 Lunch Buddies   11:05-12:05

What is the age requirement for preschool?

Our preschool welcomes children ages three, four, and five. We also accept children who turn three in the middle of the school year. Children must be potty trained to attend preschool.

Do you have all day kindergarten?

Yes, we only offer kindergarten all day, every day. Our school day is from 8:05-3:05.

Do you provide busing?

Yes. Kindergarten through sixth grade students living within the Grand Rapids Public School boundaries (but more than a mile away from LSA) can take the bus to school. There is no transportation fee.

Do you have scholarships?

We strongly believe that a quality Christian education should be available to all – it’s one of our core values. The best way to learn about our school and what the options for tuition are is to take a tour.

Do students wear uniforms?

Yes. Kindergarten-6th grade students LSA wear uniforms that parents can buy at any store. We require light blue, navy blue, white, or pink collared shirts on top; khaki or navy pants, shorts, or skirts on bottom.

How many students do you have?

We currently have 139 students in preschool through sixth grade.

What are your class sizes?

In 2015-16, our class sizes average 15 per class with a maximum of 20. Preschool is capped at a maximum of 20 students (with a teacher and a teacher aide).

Can I apply online?

Yes. Applying is easy using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted. A non-refundable fee of $30 must be submitted with each application. You can also receive a paper application when you take a tour of our school.

Do you have chapel?

Yes. We call it Worship, and we meet for community worship each Wednesday morning. In 2015-2016, our theme is “Grow.” Each week, we listen to parents, teachers, and fellow students tell stories about how we are growing in our faith. Parents, teachers, and students collectively plan and lead worship.

What does ‘Christian education’ mean at LSA?

We believe strongly in Christian education. Our mission and statement of faith are available for you to read, but the best way to learn about how we integrate our faith at our school is to take a tour.   

What ‘specials’ are offered at LSA?

Art, music, Spanish, technology, physical education, and library.

What’s your policy on homework?

Our homework policy is different per grade level. Preschool and kindergarten students don’t have homework, except for occasional projects. You can ask about homework for your student’s grade when you take a tour.

Can I volunteer at LSA?

Yes! Volunteers are essential to our school. We rely on volunteers to update our grounds and building, help students one-on-one, assist teachers with special projects, plan special events, develop the yearbook, run the book fair, help in the library, and much more. Please contact us or take a tour for more information.