1. Attend an Information Session​

Due to the unique nature of our school model, at least one parent of a prospective student is required to attend an information session prior to beginning the application for admission.

Enrollment will open January 2022! 

2. Required Reading​​

Before beginning the application for admission, we ask that both parents read the following texts on Classical education and University Model® schooling. These readings give a thorough overview of both our philosophy and structure of education, and assist parents in determining if Commission would be the right fit for their family.

(Required Reading Downloads)  An Introduction To Classical Education, The Basics of a University Model School

3. Complete an Application for Admission

Please prayerfully consider if Commission Leadership Academy is a fit for your family prior to applying. A $90 non-refundable fee per student will be collected at the time of application. Once one parent has attended an information session, your family is invited to begin an application for admission.  

Applying is easy using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking online the status of their admission after their application has been submitted. 

After submitting the application, you will be able to track online your admissions status at the school by logging in to your account. There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms and, if necessary, reprint the supplemental forms.

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4. Gather Additional Documents

The following documents may be required during the application if the student you are applying for falls into any of the respective grade ranges.  You will have the opportunity to upload electronic copies of these documents during the Online Application process, or you can mail hard copies to:

Commission Leadership Academy

249 Holden Rd. 

Youngsville, NC 27596


  • Most recent standardized test scores for grades 3 and up.

  • For applicants transferring from public or private school, a copy of most recent report card for grades 1 and up

  • Copies of supplemental test results and/or educational plans (i.e. psychological or learning disabilities testing, I.E.P.’s) – only if applicable


We would love for you to come explore our beautiful facilities.  Our school is located on the campus of Faith Baptist Church in Youngsville. We are offering small group campus visits with modified tours. Registration COMING 2022!

OPTIONAL: Shadow Experience

Shadowing a student can be an exciting opportunity for prospective students and offers them the opportunity to experience the culture and community that exists at CLA. This opportunity is offered  to students in grade levels four and above. 

Registration COMING 2022!

5. Family Interview and Placement Testing

Once an application has been submitted and all additional documents received, you will be contacted by Commission Leadership Academy to schedule a family Interview. Both parents, as well as all members of the household, must be present at the family interview. This meeting serves as an opportunity for us to get to know your family and determine if the partnership between your family and our school would be an excellent one. In order to ensure correct level and class placement, Commission will administer placement testing to students applying to Levels 1-12. Kindergarten readiness assessment to students applying for kindergarten. You will receive information via email regarding the details for placement testing.

6. Admissions Decision​

An admissions decision will be rendered by Commission Leadership Academy within two weeks of the family interview. Families will be notified of our decision by email. Due to a high demand for admission in certain grades, Commission may place students on a wait list. The order of wait list placement is at the sole discretion of the administration.

7. Register to Secure Your Seat​

Once admitted, you will receive an email with instructions on completing the Online Enrollment Process. Please follow the instructions in the email, and enroll your child within 10 days of receiving your Admissions Notification. A non-refundable registration fee will be due at this time to hold a place for your child at Commission. If your enrollment fee is received after the ten day registration window, we cannot guarantee your child’s place in our school for the coming school year. Please click HERE see the tuition and fee schedule for rates and additional information.

8. Financial AssistanceCommission Leadership Academy partners with the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship and Disabilities Grant to offer assistance to families who qualify for financial aid.  For more information on this program, please contact the NC Opportunity Scholarship Office at their website HERE and submit an application. ​You can click HERE for the criteria to apply for the NC Opportunity Scholarship. 

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9.  Required Parent Training

Prior to the beginning of the year, we require that the primary teaching parent take part in Curriculum Training at Commission. These sessions will help prepare you to implement with excellence the curriculum we have chosen and to acclimate you to serving as a co-teacher at CLA. The 2021-2022 curriculum training dates are scheduled for Monday, August 16th, through Friday, August 20th. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Individual grade level session information will be shared with you as we get closer to the dates.

Commission Leadership Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, or national or ethnic origin.