Application for Admission

Interested in applying for admission at CICS? 

The first step is filling out an application. You are welcome to stop by the office and complete a paper application, or you can fill it out online. 

There is a $25 application fee which needs to be dropped off or mailed to the school. After the application and fee are received, the school board will review the application at the next board meeting (the third Thursday of the each month except December). You will be contacted about your application following the school board meeting. 

Central Iowa Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability in its educational programs or activities.



2020-2021, paid over 10 months, (typially increases 3% a year, in accordance with average increase in cost of living)


Half-day, Kindergarten Tuition

2020-2021 School year


Transitional Kindergarten - three half days

2020-2021 School Year



Must be paid by June 30, 2020 to reserve enrollment space. This is reduced from your annual tuition.


Specials Participation: Music, Art or P.E.

If you are not paying tuition for afternoon instruction (homeschoolers, half-time students, etc.), you are welcome to join us for music, art or P.E.. This cost is $150 per special per student per year.


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"Parents need choice when they are faced with making educational decisions for their children. When what they have counted on no longer works or they want something better, their choices are quite limited. For many years I did not know about CICS. My presumption was that only rich Christian families sent their kids here, and I am far from rich and only a typical Christian who makes it to church most Sundays but not all. I am so glad I took a chance and looked into CICS.  For the quality of education my children receive, I am happy to pay the extra above my tax dollars. This school has made a world of difference to my boys' future and we will forever be thankful for CICS."

Kris Gilman, parent of two CICS students


Pre-pay discount


Receive a 3% discount by paying tuition and fees in full by September 1

Multi-child discount


Families with more than one child enrolled at CICS receive the following discounts,

Second child: 15% discount

Third child: 30% discount

All subsequent children: 45% discount each

Full-time Staff Discount


Full-time staff teaching at CICS will receive a 50% discount off one child's tuition. Additional children will only qualify for multi-child discounts.

Part-time Staff Discount


Staff working at CICS 50% (half-time) or more will receive a proportional discount off one child's tuition. Additional children will only qualify for multi-child discounts.

Clergy Discount


Parents with "clergy" status according to the IRS will receive 20% discount off one child's tuition rate. Additional children will only qualify for multi-child discounts.

Central Iowa Christian School    

201 380th Ave, Grinnell, IA 50112

Tel: 641-236-3000     Fax: 641-843-7249    


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