FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We know you have questions, so we have tried to anticipate as many as we can. Below are some questions we believe will be commonly asked, as well as our best and most up-to-date attempt to provide the answers for each.
Q. WHY A SCHOOL AT NORTHSIDE NOW?
A. Simply put, we believe the Lord has called Northside church at this time to become the epicenter for developing Christian leaders that will impact our world for God’s Kingdom. Additionally, current community growth projections for our area anticipate the greatest volume of growth to come just north of Northside Church, particularly in Castle Hayne and the southern parts of Pender County. Our public schools are already struggling to provide a proper education for their students in a safe and productive environment. Northside Church is already known for its commitment to being a blessing to the surrounding community and schools. We have the facilities, the vision, the leadership, and (with your help) the resources to provide our community with a school that will equip the next generation with a love for the Lord and a passion to serve and lead their families and communities.
Q. HOW WILL THE SCHOOL BE GOVERNED?
A. The school is not owned or directly run by Northside Church. A constitution has already been written for the school and NSCL is a 501c3 non-profit independent entity that is governed by the school board. To assure that the school is aligned with its original vision and purpose, the initial board members were and will be appointed with the approval of the Senior Pastor. In the following years, board members will be appointed at the mutual discretion of the Senior Pastor and the current members of the school board.
Q. WHEN DO YOU ANTICIPATE THE SECONDARY GRADES WILL BE PROVIDED?
A. We are currently launching grades Prekindergarten through 4th grade in the Fall of 2023. While there is no guaranteed timeline, our plan is to launch one to two new grades per year up through Grade 12. This plan is contingent upon several factors, including governmental stipulations, growth of enrollment, and availability of sufficient space. Our current plan is to offer middle school grades (6th-8th) in the Fall of 2026, and high school grades (9th-12th) in the Fall of 2028.
We want to provide answers to the questions you may have, to the best of our ability. If you have further questions, please let us know. You can submit your general question(s) by clicking the link below. We will do our best to answer your question(s) as quickly and thoroughly as we can.