For parents planning to send their child to Kindergarten, it can seem like a daunting task. Please call our office if you have any questions or concerns. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you. In the meantime, it comes down to these three steps. The first one is even optional!
Recommended, but not required prior to submitting an application.
- All applications forms/items are due as soon as possible so that we may schedule your screening date.
- If more than one child is applying, you must complete an application for each child.
- Complete and return the Application Form with:
- A non-refundable $50.00 application fee. Please do not send cash.
- A copy of your child’s Baptismal certificate
- A copy of your child’s Birth certificate
- A copy of most current report card (applicants for Grades 1-8)
- A photo of the family
- Group screening for incoming Kindergarten will be scheduled for late January and early February.
- There will be a day when all new families will meet with Father Charles. That date will be announced.
- Screening for incoming students Grades 1-8 will be scheduled in the Spring.
Discover the value of a K-8 education
- Studies have found that eighth graders score significantly higher on standardized tests than those in middle schools.
- Attendance rates are higher and drop-out rates lower for children who have attended K-8 schools.
- Teachers are accustomed to teaming, planning together, and working with the same group of students. They are trained to teach elementary students and bring a student-centered approach to the school environment.
- Parents are more inclined to stay connected to and involved in K-8 schools than middle schools – a factor that correlates highly with student academic success.
- Children are able to experience the social stability of a familiar surrounding with familiar staff for their entire primary education.
- Ten-year-old children are at their most vulnerable when they are ejected from a stable school environment and asked to navigate a new school while they are still learning to negotiate with each other.
- Older children learn responsibility as they serve as role models in many capacities and through service projects, while the younger students look up to them.
- Students show higher self-esteem and confidence, as well as a healthier adolescent development.
Sources: American Association of School Administrators (AASA); National School Boards Association (NSBA); Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL); Deseret News (Marjorie Cortez); Philadelphia Education Fund (Keith Look)