Admissions at
Wesleyan Christian Academy

Infant – 12th Grade

Applying to
Wesleyan Christian Academy

If you’re applying to our Early Education program (6 weeks – pre-K4s), please see Steps 1 & 2

Please note: Wesleyan Christian Academy has moved to a WAIT POOL in grades 6, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Inquiring families are still welcome to tour and submit a wait pool application to any of these grade levels. All wait pool applications will remain active in the Admissions Office until December 2024. If space becomes available, ALL wait pool applicants will be considered for the opening, regardless of the date of application.

Call us at 336-884-3333 if you have any questions.

Click here to review important deadlines on our Admissions Calendar!

STEP 1: Schedule a Visit

A campus tour is generally the first step in our admissions process. You can schedule your visit to Wesleyan by going to our Visit Wesleyan page.

Early Education Center Tours (6 weeks old to PreK-4)
Schedule a private tour of the Early Education Center by calling (336) 884-3143 or emailing Mrs. Amy McNeill, Director of the Early Education Center, at amcneill@wcatrojans.org. For Early Education Center tuition information, please visit our EEC webpage.

Private Academy Tours (TK to 12th Grade)
Schedule a private tour of Wesleyan’s TK-12th Grade Academy by using our online tour calendar or by contacting us at (336) 884-3333 or admissions@wcatrojans.org. For tuition information, please visit our Affording Wesleyan page.

Admission Preview Days (TK to 12th Grade)
Attend one of our scheduled Admissions Preview Days. These open house events are a great way to have your questions answered and explore our campus alongside other families. Upcoming Preview Days include:

  • WED OCT 25: 9:00 AM TK-12th Grade Admissions Preview Day
  • WED NOV 15: 9:00 AM TK-4th Grade Admissions Preview Day

STEP 2: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

The Early Education Center accepts new student applications online on a rolling basis throughout the year — there is no application deadline and no application fee.

The TK-12th Grade Academy (including Enrichment) accepts new student applications online between September and June of each year. 

There is a priority application and materials deadline of January 14 for families interested in receiving an admissions decision by March 15.  New student applications submitted after the priority application deadline will be considered for admission based on available space but will not receive an acceptance decision by March 15.

To begin Wesleyan’s online application process, please create an account here. If you are new to Wesleyan, you will be asked to verify your account through email. (If you don’t see a verification email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)  Once verified, please log in using your username and password and follow the system prompts to create a new student application.

  1. Before beginning your application, please review our Admissions Policy and Standards to ensure alignment between your home and our school.
  2. Wesleyan charges a $100 application fee that can be paid by debit or credit card via the Online Application Portal. 
  3. Before creating an application account, please make sure you gather all of the required supplemental materials listed on our Application Checklist
  4. The online system will not allow you to submit the application unless all required documents are complete and uploaded. Please make sure each section of the application has a green checkmark. We are missing the necessary information if you see a yellow exclamation point.
  5. After submitting your application, you can log in and check your child’s admissions status. 
  6. If you already have a child enrolled at Wesleyan and would like to submit an application for an older or younger sibling, please log in to your family portal account, click on Apply/Enroll, and click on Application (new student).

STEP 3: Apply for Aid

Tuition assistance helps many families afford the best education possible for their children. Our tuition assistance system provides a clear, impartial, and transparent process for determining assistance eligibility. Families can apply for tuition assistance through FACTS at any point in the admissions process, but we cannot award aid until after you have been accepted to Wesleyan. To learn more about our tuition and fees, FACTS Aid, or additional tuition assistance programs, please visit our Affording Tuition page.

STEP 4: Sit for Admissions Testing

TK, K, and 1st Grade Developmental Assessments 
All TK-1st Grade applicants will sit for the Gesell Developmental Observation-Revised (GDO-R) in early spring prior to a potential school start date in the fall. Currently scheduled Gesell Test Dates for admission into the 2024-25 school year include:

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  • JAN 29
  • JAN 30
  • JAN 31
  • FEB 1
  • FEB 2 
  • MAR 14
  • MAR 15

Additional testing dates may be scheduled if needed.

Age Requirements: 

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  • To qualify for Transitional Kindergarten (TK), applicants must turn 5 years old by OCT 31 and score a developmental age of 4.5 to 5 years old on the Gesell Observation at the time of testing.
  • To qualify for Kindergarten (K), applicants must turn 5 years old by AUG 31 and score a developmental age of 5 to 6 years old on the Gesell Observation at the time of testing. 
  • To qualify for 1st Grade, applicants must turn 6 years old by AUG 31 and score a developmental age of 6 years old or older on the Gesell Observation at the time of testing.

2nd – 12th Grade Applicants 
Most students applying to grades 2-12 in our traditional Academy will be required to sit for the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test as part of Wesleyan’s admissions process. Our Admissions Committee likes to see applicants score above the 70th percentile in the areas of English and Math in order to proceed in the admissions process. Additional testing or information may be requested if your child does not score above the 70th percentile.  Admissions testing may be waived if an applicant turns in previous standardized test scores (MAP, EOG, ACT, SAT, etc.) above the 90th percentile in English and Math. Currently, the following dates have been scheduled for 2nd-12th grade admissions testing for entrance into the 2024-25 school year:

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  • JAN 24
  • FEB 7 
  • MAR 13
  • APR 10

Additional group test dates may be scheduled if needed.

2nd – 11th Grade Enrichment Applicants
Applicants applying to The Enrichment Center at Wesleyan Christian Academy will be tested individually and by appointment only. The Enrichment Center is a college-preparatory program specifically designed to assist students with mild to moderate learning differences. Due to this program’s specialized nature, testing our applicants in a one-on-one setting is required to better understand their academic strengths and challenges. 

STEP 5: Interview with the Principal

Kindergarten and First Grade Parent Meetings will be held in a group setting and are required for all new and current families. This meeting offers a more in-depth discussion of the Gesell Observation, our developmental approach to classroom placement, school-family communication, and the importance of our school-family partnership.

2nd – 11th Grade Principal Family Interviews are scheduled at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. During this meeting, our principals are eager to learn more about your family, your child’s needs, and your interest in Wesleyan.  We will cover the topics of our accelerated college-preparatory curriculum, school-family communication, student discipline, and the importance of our school-family partnership. Wesleyan asks that at least one parent and the student applicant attend this interview.

STEP 6: Confirm Your Enrollment

Admission decisions will be communicated by email and will be communicated March 15th for families meeting the priority application deadline, and April 26th for families meeting the regular application deadline. Enrollment decisions past these dates will be made on a case by case basis. 

Once admitted, families must confirm their enrollment by completing Wesleyan’s Online Enrollment Packet within seven business days of the acceptance date.

The following enrollment documentation must be uploaded into our online enrollment system.

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  • $475 new student enrollment fee (per student)
  • NC Health Assessment Form – (required for kindergarteners and/or any student entering a NC school for the first time) 
  • Immunizations Records
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Elective Form – (6th-8th only) 

After School Program Registration – (TK-5th only)

Download your free Parent Info Packet to learn more about why families choose Wesleyan.


A child’s learning environment has a significant impact on their ability to thrive — academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. As a parent, you want to see your child in a school setting that offers…

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  • A Christ-centered environment that focuses on teaching the true, inerrant word of God
  • A challenging, academic curriculum that offers personalized support and individual attention
  • A variety of extracurricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and student leadership 
  • Guidance and mentorship from trustworthy teachers and coaches
  • A nurturing community that encourages positive friendships from kindergarten through high school

At Wesleyan Christian Academy, we recognize that God has created each child uniquely. By getting to know each student, how they learn best, and what interests them most, we seek to identify their God-given talents and teach them to use their strengths for His purpose. Here are just a few of the reasons why more than 1200 Piedmont Triad-area families choose Wesleyan for their children:

Academic Excellence

Wesleyan students experience an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum. While our curriculum is rigorous, our teachers provide individualized attention to help students prepare for the next step in their educational journey. Students who need extra support have access to our Resource Program and Enrichment Center, which provides smaller classes and academic tutoring tailored to their learning style to ensure progress.

Opportunities to Explore Their God-Given Gifts

At Wesleyan, all students have the chance to explore, experiment, create, perform, and have fun! We offer 34 to 37 sports teams, award-winning performing and fine arts offerings, student clubs and organizations, and a vibrant campus life with leadership, service, and spiritual growth opportunities. There is truly a place for every child to get plugged in and hone their talents.

The Advantage of Continuity

Wesleyan students are known, valued, and celebrated through every class, activity, and grade level. As they move through elementary, middle, and high school, they experience stability and consistency with age-appropriate increases in levels of expectation. They also develop a strong identity in Christ, which provides them with unshakeable confidence in who they are and where they are headed. Here at Wesleyan, we love to see your children grow and graduate!

MEET THE ADMISSIONS TEAM


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Mrs. Angel Taylor

Marketing Director

Mrs. Angel Taylor

Marketing Director

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Mrs. Leah Burkett

Admissions Director

Mrs. Leah Burkett

Admissions Director

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Mrs. Ashley Compton

Registrar/Testing Coordinator

Mrs. Ashley Compton

Registrar/Testing Coordinator


Wesleyan Christian Academy’s
Admissions Policies and Standards

Wesleyan students experience an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum. While our curriculum is rigorous, our teachers provide individualized attention to help students prepare for the next step in their educational journey. Students who need extra support have access to our Resource Program and Enrichment Center, which provides smaller classes and academic tutoring tailored to their learning style to ensure progress.

The Resource Program is designed to serve children in 1st through 12th grades with mild to moderate learning disabilities in the areas of Math (1st-12th) and Reading (1st-4th) or English (5th-12th).

The Enrichment Center is available for students in 2nd through 12th grades who have been diagnosed with moderate learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing, central processing disorders, and/or attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD).

Wesleyan Christian Academy’s Admissions Standards are designed to identify applicants who:

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  • Want to attend Wesleyan.
  • Demonstrate average to above average aptitude and/or achievement (Note: Enrichment Center admissions are assessed using a specific set of criteria respective to each child’s learning difference).
  • Are socially and emotionally well-adjusted.
  • Are amenable to correction and instruction.
  • Have a clean academic and behavioral record for a year before the date of application to Wesleyan.
  • Have parents who support our mission, statement of faith, core values, and continuous enrollment agreement.
  • Have parents who will meet their financial obligations.
  • Meet minimum age and development readiness qualifications — Transitional Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by October 31, and Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by August 31.