Frequently Asked Questions

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I invest in a Christian education for my child?

It’s all about worldview! Public Education curricula are based upon a secular humanistic worldview. This worldview makes no room for a loving God in our world or in the life of a child. At ILA, we instill God’s perspective on our world, into the heart and mind of each student.

  • Will ILA provide my child with a quality education?

Absolutely! ILA students, along with the students of most Christian Schools, consistently perform higher academically than Public School students. ILA uses Christian based, advanced curricula that challenge students to excel. Students score an average of 2 grade levels above the national average.

  • Is ILA accredited?

Yes. We are fully accredited by the International Christian Accrediting Association (ICAA) and by AdvancED Virginia/ SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools)

  • Are your teachers certified?

Yes, through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International)

  • Is Financial Aid available?

Scholarships available. Call 757-499-6064.

  • What church is affiliated with ILA?

ILA is an independently owned private Christian school; however, ILA has a great working partnership with VB1, Virginia Beach First Church of the Nazarene, as we are located on the premises and some staff have chosen to attend the church for their grounded biblical foundation and presence of the Holy Spirit. For more information about VB1 please go to the church website at:

  • What is the grading scale?

      A+ 99-100,  A 96-98,  A- 94-95,  B+ 91-93,  B 88-90,  B- 85-87,  C+ 82-84,  C 79-81,  C- 77-78, D+ 74-76,  D 70-73, F  0-69.

  • What is the cutoff date for admission to Kindergarten?

A student must be five years old by September 30th of the current school year.

  • Does the academic level of a student determine admission?

Incoming students may be tested and records from any previous schools will be requested before entry. ILA can only accept students that we are equipped to help. We make every effort to offer a variety of learning styles to meet the needs of every student.

  • What curriculum is used?

Our preschool and kindergarten use primarily the A Beka curriculum due to the proven results in reading.  Saxon math is used primarily in every grade level.  Various subjects use classical curricula, Bob Jones University Press, and Apologia based on content necessary for state standards but all within a biblical worldview.

  • What are the graduation requirements?

A minimum of 24 credits is required in grades 9-12. Students planning to go to college will need 27 credits (an extra course in Math, Science, and Foreign Language)

  • How do I enroll?

For an enrollment packet please call: (757) 499-6064 or visit our Admissions page.

  • Do ILA students wear uniforms?

Yes. ILA students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade wear uniforms. Please call the school office for more details or visit

  • What is the Address?

4413 Wishart Road, Virginia Beach, VA  23455

  • Are there book fees?

Yes. K3- $200; K4- & K5 (Kindergarten)- $285; 1st-12th- $385

  • Is there a registration fee for new students?

Yes. The non-refundable application fee of $95 and enrollment fee of $295 must accompany all completed registration forms to secure enrollment once the interview process is complete and the student has been accepted.

  • How much is the Re-Registration fee for returning students?

$95 per student.