Christian school starting preschool, enrolling for 2013-14

| February 26, 2013

COSHOCTON – Parents of preschoolers will have one more choice this fall.

The Coshocton Christian School will feature a preschool in addition to his kindergarten through 12th grade classes for the 2013-2014 school year.

“We are already set up for it because the church used to have one,” said Principal Joseph Hedstrom. “We wanted to incorporate it back into our system and possibly help feed our school.”

The school has two rooms off its gym that are being prepared for the next school year.

“This is an exciting thing for our school,” said Brenda Kline, preschool teacher and director. “Here we can talk to them (students) about Jesus and tell them that God is good while working on their pre-academics, sharing and taking turns.”

According to Kline the preschool will be for 4 and 5-year-olds and students will attend from 8:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The schools is hoping for at least 14 students, but would love to have as many as 28. A waiting list will be made after the first 14 are signed up.

“Fourteen would go in the morning and if we get a lot more interested we would plan an afternoon class,” Kline said.

Registrations for preschool are currently being taken. Parents must fill out an application and pay a $50 registration fee. There also is a monthly tuition of $135.

“Within a day of announcing our plans we had a very good response just from social media and word of mouth,” Hedstrom said. 

One person helping to spread the word is Angie Eberhard.

“I just wanted a Christian preschool and a way to introduce our school to people,” she said. “We are K-12 and the preschool could help us grow. I have children currently enrolled and we are very happy here.”

An open house will be held for the preschool from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9.

“It will be chance for parents to get to know me and become comfortable with me and their child’s surroundings,” Kline said.

While the school is affiliated with the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, you do not have to belong to the church to send your children there.

“We have 13 different churches represented in the high school alone,” Hedstrom said.

There are currently 55 students enrolled at the Coshocton Christian School, which is a non chartered public school.

“Our students have to take the OGT just like they do at public schools, they follow the same track they do there and we also have post secondary and sports,” Hestrom said.

Enrollment is currently going on for kindergarten through 12th grade classes and an open house for these grade levels will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

“School will be in session and you can sit through some classes,” Hedstrom said.

Tuition for kindergarten through sixth grade students is roughly $227 a month and $242 for seventh through 12 graders.

To learn more about the school, call 622-5052 or visit www.coshoctonchristianschool.com.

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