You are facing a very important decision for your child, and we know this might be very difficult for you. New Song is here to help guide you through the process and help you make a decision about whether our campus program is best for your child.
We feel that New Song offers an incredible opportunity for kids. Our educational program, recreational opportunities, campus life activities, and spiritual emphasis could be just what your child needs at this time in his or her life. Please know that we are praying for you.
“We had a wonderful visit at New Song. Caleb was so excited to show us everything. He looked great. The visit confirmed that this is where Caleb needs to be. He acted very happy, comfortable and proud of his home. We had a very good visit with the houseparents. This was very comforting and reassuring. They are so calm, loving and also tell Caleb what is expected from him. I feel very confident in how he is being cared for. Thank you for giving Caleb this opportunity.” -Ruth Ann, grandmother of Caleb
How long will my child stay at New Song?
You remain in control of how long your child remains at New Song. Upon enrollment, New Song does not take over legal guardianship.
It’s usually best if a child remains with New Song for at least 6 months, but parents have the ability to withdraw their children at any time. Children go on home visits with their parents every other weekend, and at least 5 full weeks out of the school year. Children can also see their parents regularly through video meetings.
New Song does retain the right to dismiss a child from New Song at its discretion if it no longer seems to be beneficial to the child or for other reasons, however, our desire is to provide long-term education and care for each child who is enrolled on campus.
Learn more about our programs and campus.
How to make an initial enrollment inquiry
When you complete our Initial Enrollment Inquiry form, you are under no obligation to enroll your child at New Song. This form simply provides New Song with some information about your child to see if our educational program and ministry is a good fit for your son or daughter.
Make an Initial Enrollment Inquiry now.
Visiting your child
We realize that your relationship with your child is very important to you. It’s also important to us. That’s why we will work together with you to establish a visitation plan for you and your child.
The visitation can occur on campus, at your home, or in a town near New Song. Sometimes the visitation will be for a morning, while other times it can be overnight.
Visitation can be for several days in a row over the summer months or over school breaks in the fall, winter, and spring. We will work with you to set the visitation schedule in a way that’s best for you and your child and family.
Phone calls with your child
Phone conversations can be an important way of staying connected with your child. A schedule for regular phone calls will be worked out between you and New Song.
Progress updates on your child
You will also receive monthly progress updates about how your child is progressing while in the care of New Song Mission. In addition, the New Song leadership and staff regularly communicate with parents to keep them updated.
Open communication with New Song
We will have an open line of communication with you while your child is at New Song. You will be given the number and email address to a New Song staff member who will be your main contact person while your child is living on campus. We value your relationship with New Song and we will make ourselves available to regularly communicate with you.
Give children the opportunity to thrive!