Newton Christian School

Training to a Higher Standard

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of our most frequently asked questions.  If you have a question that is not listed below, please feel free to contact the school at (641) 792-1924 or ncs@newtonchristianschool.com.  We would be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

Why attend a Christian school?
In Christian schools, students learn to see the world through the lens of God’s Word. Christian school teachers don’t avoid the world. They help students see it just the way it is: created by God, smudged by sin, and restored again in Christ. This education is Biblevision in full color. It is learning to use the glasses of the Bible to figure out the world.

What denomination is NCS?
We are not affiliated with a denomination or any one church.  Our student body is comprised of students from more than 18 area churches.

What is your teacher to student ratio?
We strive to keep small class sizes and typically the ratio is 1 teacher to 12 students.

Are you members of any school associations?
Yes, we are members of Christian Schools International and the Iowa Association of Christian Schools.

What time does school start and end?
School begins at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:05 p.m.

What grade levels do you offer?
Newton Christian School is pleased and grateful to offer an excellent kindergarten to 8th grade education to children of Christian parents who live in the Newton area.
 
Do you require uniforms?
No, however, we do have a moderate dress code (see parent/student handbook).

Are your teachers certified?
Yes.

Is your school accredited with the State of Iowa?
Yes, we are accredited by Christian Schools International, accreditation recognized by the State of Iowa Department of Education.

What is Newton Christian School like?
We can best be described as a family of families.  We work together toward the common goal of educating our children in the Light of God’s Word.

Does Newton Christian offer tuition assistance or financial aid?
Yes, there is financial assistance available to families.

Who should I contact if I would like more information about Newton Christian School?
Please contact Dean of Students Mary Patterson at (641) 792-1924 or mpatterson@newtonchristianschool.com.