What is an Ambassador?


II Corinthians 5:20
“We are therefore Christ’s Ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf; be reconciled to God.”


This verse was the foundation on which John Dunlap and Gene Garrick launched Norfolk Christian Schools in 1952. Its students were proudly and prayerfully called Ambassadors. The name is far more than a vague reference; it is the basis for all we do. The Greek and Hebrew definitions of the word Ambassador mean “one who represents” and “messenger.”  Therefore, in shaping Ambassadors at Norfolk Christian, we are preparing young men and women in every way to be representatives of the Gospel of Christ.

Norfolk Christian Ambassadors are scholars. They are leaders and servants. They are deep thinkers who long to be world-changers. But their most important title is that of messengers, armed with the Good News of Jesus Christ and the heart to share Him with the world.



Admissions Standards

Norfolk Christian considers students and families for admission who are committed to partnering in a Biblically-centered education.  Admission is selective and based on prior academic performance, work ethic, testing, demonstrated Christian character and a clear desire to attend NCS.



  • At least one parent must be a professing believer in Jesus Christ, provide a written testimony of his or her relationship with Him and be committed to a lifestyle in agreement with our Statement of Faith.
  • Pastoral references should attest to the regular attendance and commitment of at least one parent in a local church that teaches in agreement with our Statement of Faith.


  • Applicant transcripts and testing should show at least average understanding of grade level material and a clear desire to work to the best of their abilities.
  • Teacher evaluations should show that applicants can succeed independently in a traditional classroom setting.


  • Applicants should have a behavioral record that indicates a willingness to respect authority.   
  • Teacher recommendations should testify to a student’s willingness to exhibit Godly character and have a positive influence on the classroom environment.
  • Students and parents must be in good standing with previous schools and must not have exhibited behavior that was disruptive to the school community.


  • Families coming from another private school must be in good financial standing and have fulfilled their obligations before applying.  A letter on school letterhead may be requested.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Norfolk Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school- administered programs.