Admission Process for Kindergarten

Tours for those interested in Kindergarten will be held on

October  18, 19, 20 2016 at 8:30am and 10:30am.  An additional tour will be held at 1:30PM on Wednesday the 19.  Grades 1-8 are welcome on the tour on Wednesday at 8:30AM.  All other tours are reserved for prospective Kindergarten families only.

You do not need to pre-register for a tour.  Tours last between 40-60 minutes and are led by two of our student council representatives.


Our application process is online. The entire application will be submitted electronically.  Applications are available starting on Friday, October 21, 2016.

Begin the application here or visit www.sp-apostle.org/apply

 

Applications will remain open for the entire school year; however, completed applications that are submitted prior to December 16, 2016 will receive priority scheduling for testing and interviews.

 

Age Requirement

The age of your child is important.

Boys must be five years old by July 1, 2017.

Girls must be five by September 1, 2017.

It has been our experience that children who start school at these ages do very well and have a much better chance of enjoying their kindergarten experience.

 

Application Requirements

Each application will consist of an online questionnaire, a set of required documents to be uploaded, a preschool evaluation form, and a non-refundable application fee.  An application will not be complete until all are submitted.

Required documents to upload include: *

  1. Photograph of your child
  2. Legal Birth Certificate (No hospital certificates)
  3. Baptismal Certificate
  4. Separated or Divorced Parents and Legal Guardians: You must include a court-certified copy of the Custody section of the Divorce or Separation Decree.

* Scanned and saved as PDF’s or JPG’s recommended

Preschool Recommendation Form:

Applicants will need to select their current school from a drop-down menu.  Recommendation forms will then be sent electronically to your child’s current school, and once completed, they will be sent back to us electronically as well.  

Application Fee (non-refundable):

  • $60 — submitted mid-October to December 31, 2016
  • $100 — submitted on or after January 1, 2017

 

Once your completed application has been received, you will be contacted to schedule dates for testing and an interview.

 

Readiness Program

Each child applying to our kindergarten will participate in the Readiness Program.  The Readiness Program is a testing protocol to assess readiness for Kindergarten.  It is administered by our School Psychologist and Kindergarten Teachers.  Testing dates are January 14, 2017 or January 28, 2017.  Testing will be completed on one of these two Saturdays on campus.

 

Interview

If you are a new family to the school and/or parish, the Readiness Program will be followed by an interview with our Principal, Mr. Richard Billups.  Families will be contacted beginning in mid-December regarding appointment times.  All communication will be sent via email, therefore, please advise the registar of any changes in your contact information.

Interviews are scheduled in the following order:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Registered parishioners/Catholics
  • Non-Catholics

 

Notification of acceptance or wait list status will be mailed in mid-February 2017. Applications for Grades 1 – 8 will be available starting  on October 21, 2016 (please see Admission Process for Grades 1-8 for details).

 

Questions? Please contact the school registrar at cslapnicka@sp-apostle.org.

 

Archdiocesan Non-discrimination Policy

St. Paul the Apostle School seeks to educate all who have been entrusted to it. It makes no distinction in admittance regarding race, sex, creed, or social position. It endeavors to meet children at the level of their needs and develop their intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, economic and civil potential. It is the whole child we confront. It is the whole child we must help to grow.

 

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