Frequently Asked Questions
Is Concordia Christian Day School accredited?
Yes, Concordia is accredited by National Lutheran School Accreditation and Cognia. The NLSA serves as the accrediting body for Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod schools across the United States and the world since 1978. Their decisions have always been based upon a school’s compliance with national standards for Lutheran schools that reflect the essential qualities that are expected of these schools. Cognia formally know as AdvanceEd, is a global nonprofit that has the knowledge to help schools improve. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services.
Are your teachers certified?
Our faculty have a minimum of a four-year college degree, while some hold advanced degrees. Our staff either hold a state teaching certificate or a certification of accreditation.
Do you have to be member of Concordia Lutheran Church to attend your school?
No. While the school is located on the church property and financially supported by the church, the school welcomes family from the community to enroll. While 23% of our student body attend Concordia Lutheran Church, the majority attend various churches in our area.
Are there any scholarships or financial aid programs available?
Yes, there are several state programs that provide scholarships and grants to qualifying families. The school is blessed with it’s own Scholarship Fund. For more details, visit our financial information page.
What are the hours for your school day?
K-8 grade classes are held Monday through Friday, 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Our Preschool classes are open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Do you offer a hot lunch at your school?
Yes, Concordia partners with a local restaurant, Fresh Chef of Conover to provide our hot lunch program. All ordering and payments are processed by Fresh Chef via the ChowNow app. Prices vary per menu item and drinks are not available. Lunches are delivered fresh and hot at the student's designated lunchtime. Students may bring a packed lunch if they prefer.
Do you have before or after school supervision?
Yes. Before school care is available as early as 6:30 a.m. and after school care as late as 6:00 p.m. There is an additional fee for these services. There is no enrollment necessary, students may attend any days in which the parent requires them to do so.
How much is the tuition and fees for next school year?
To obtain our tuition & fee schedule, please contact the school office to schedule your personal tour and answer any financial questions.
When is the first day of school?
Concordia generally begins the third Wednesday of August. Exams are given prior to Christmas break to complete the first semester. This allows us to start a new semester in January. We are generally out for summer before Memorial Day in May.
What kind of curriculum do you use?
We utilize a variety of curriculum programs to offer the highest quality of education without sacrificing the Christian values at the heart of our school. Concordia is an accredited school; therefore we follow North Carolina Standards and strive to surpass those standards. We upgrade our textbook resources on an annual basis.
Why do students wear a uniform?
The purpose of school uniforms is to foster an atmosphere of learning and self-discipline, create pride within the team, support a studious and disciplined environment, reduce peer pressure, and help remove unnecessary distractions.
What Parents Are Saying
My Concordia Story
My daughter, Danielle, started Concordia in the third grade before the building was built that exists today. She had been in public school before, and the difference was overwhelming.