Committed To Excellence In Education Since 1993

Admissions Process




                 Complete application and forms in their entirety.  Students will not be processed for enrollment until all forms are completed and signed and the registration fee ($100) has been paid.

Required Forms

                 The following forms must be signed and submitted before admission:

                - Academic Records Release

                - Statement of Faith (on application)

                - Statement of Cooperation (on application)

                - Tuition Contract

                - Photograph/Image Consent Form

                - Cell Phone Policy Form

                - High School students must also sign: 

                  Questionnaire and 

                  Student Code of Conduct Agreement and Student Statement of Faith

                - If you would like to be considered for tuition assistance, please visit our Tuition Assistance page.


 Also, the North Tonawanda School District will also require a few health information forms:

                - North Tonawanda City School District Health Information Form

                - Health Certificate / Appraisal Form

                - North Tonawanda City School District School Emergency Information

                - North Tonawanda City School District Administration of Medication Form


                 Academic, health and psychological records from the previous school must be received before admission to the Academy will be granted.  A family interview may also be required.


                After review of the enrollment application and previous records, you will be notified as to the status of your acceptance.  It is recommended that Middle School and High School students visit the Academy before a transfer decision is made.  (It is required that all Middle School and High School students, transferring during a school year, attend the school for one week before acceptance is granted.  Regular attendance at a Christian church is required of all Academy families and students.


                Families must apply (and re-apply each year) by April 1 to their local Board of Education.  The districts are not obligated to provide transportation to applicants after that date, unless you are new to the district.  CAWNY must be within 15 miles of your home for you to qualify for public school bus transportation.  Kindergarten through 5th grade students must live more than one mile from the school to qualify and 6th through 8th grade students must live more than one and a half miles away.

Class Size

                If the class is at its capacity, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.


                Christian Academy of Western New York does everything it possibly can to make a quality Christian education affordable.  The Academy’s general tuition rates are as follows:

          $4,500 for the first High School student

          $3,700 for the second

          $3,400 for the third


          $4,000 for the first K-8th grade student

          $3,700 for the second

          $3,400 for the third


          One-time fee payments for all students are:

          $100 Gym Fee

          $10 Insurance Fee

          $10 Art Fee


          Additional one-time fee payments may also include:

          $35 Middle School Camp

          $15 8th Grade Graduation Fee

          $25 Middle and High School Science Lab Fee

          $95 High School Camp Fee

          $95 Graduation Fee


                 CAWNY understands that many families cannot afford to pay their full tuition amount on September 1st.  Therefore, we offer our families a ten-month payment plan.  Here is how it works:

                 In the standard 10-Month Payment Plan, the full tuition amount is simply divided by 10 months, with one-tenth of the tuition due every month from September through June.  However, there are other payment options that may better suit your family. Click on "Tuition" on the left side of this page to read more.

                 All tuition payments are handled directly through the CAWNY Main Office.

                 Payments can be brought into the school or mailed to the school.  Each month's payment is due by the 30th of that month.  However, it must be understood that if a family has a past due balance for three (3) consecutive months, their child(ren) will not be allowed to return to the school until the family's account is brought current.

                 Registration and tuition payments are non-refundable, whether the student voluntarily withdraws or is asked to leave by the school.

                 Under current laws, tuition is not tax deductable.

Methods of Payment

                 CAWNY accepts many forms of payment.

                 Cash - a receipt will be issued as record of payment.

                 Check - please make all checks payable to "CAWNY."

                 Direct Deposit - this method deposits a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly amount into CAWNY's account from your employer.

                 Direct Payments - through either a monthly (or weekly) bank withdrawal from your account.

                 Paypal - Paypal instructions can be found here.  (You will incur a 3% fee from Paypal for using this service.)

                 Debit or Credit Cards - please bring your card to the school for processing.  (You will incur a 3% fee from the card processor for using this service.)



The Christian Academy of Western New York gladly admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.  All students are given all rights, privileges, exposure to all programs and activities generally accorded and made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and assistance programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.