Kempton New Church School


Religious Requirement:

Admission is open to children baptized into the New Church. Any child may be baptized whose parents believe in the teachings of the New Church. Concerning the importance of baptism we read:

[Children] are introduced by baptism into the Christian heaven, and angels are there assigned to them to take care of them, by whom they are kept in a state of receiving faith in the Lord… Everyone is inserted among societies and congregations in the spiritual world according to the quality of the Christianity in him or around him.

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Occasional exceptions to the above rule may be made in cases where the parents are not active in another church or religion, and have demonstrated a sincere interest in looking toward baptism and inquiring affirmatively into the Heavenly Doctrine by reading; by attending church, doctrinal classes, and other society functions; and by welcoming regular pastoral visits for about a year before their child is enrolled. Admission is at the discretion of the pastor and the assistant principal. Re-enrollment from year to year is not automatic but is reviewed annually, and especially before entry into the middle school.

The Kempton New Church School does not discriminate against individuals by reason of race, ethnic background, color, nationality, or gender.

Age Requirement:

Children entering kindergarten should be five years old by the first of June in the spring before they enter kindergarten. Children entering first grade should be six years old by the first of June in the spring before they enter first grade.

Tuition and Expenses:

The congregation of the Kempton New Church provides substantial support for the school. Tuition represents less than 20% of the actual cost per student. Yearly tuition rates are set for our school by the Board of Trustees of the Kempton New Church. We want the school to be available to all New Church families in the area. We don’t want the tuition to discourage parents from having children. Students supply some of their own notebooks, pens, and pencils. The children are also occasionally asked to bring money for a special class or school trip, since the school does not normally pay for field trip admissions. Requests of this sort are communicated directly to parents.

Health Records:

Pennsylvania law requires that we maintain certain medical records. KNCS provides parents with the needed forms, which are filled out and returned to us. Students cannot be admitted until KNCS has the following:

Private Physician’s Report:
This is filled out by the family doctor and is required for new students and those entering Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 11.
Record of Immunizations:
Parents must provide a copy, from the doctor’s office, of the child’s immunization records. (Pennsylvania law allows parents to make a conscientious objection to immunizations.)
Dental Form:
Examination by a dentist is required for new students and those entering Kindergarten, Grade 3, and Grade 7.

These and other forms are available on the Downloads page.