St. Mary's Elementary School

POLICIES & PROCEDURES:
Admission Policy


  ALL CHILDREN MUST BE (RE)REGISTERED EVERY YEAR.


All schools must have a process of admitting students. As part of this process, the Pastor/Archbishop’s Representative, the principal and, when practical, a member of Education Committee shall meet with each new family. Any difficulties arising out of the interview process shall be referred to the Pastor/Archbishop’s Representative for resolution.

Families shall read and sign the Statement of Commitment prior to being accepted into a school. For purpose of this policy:

 

  • Practicing Catholics shall mean those individuals who are registered in a parish and attend Sunday Mass regularly
  • Active in Parish shall mean participate in the work activities required of them.

 

Priorities for admittance into elementary school shall be:

 

  1. Children presently enrolled in the school if they and their families meet the expectation of the school.
  2. Siblings of children already in the school, whose families are practicing Catholics active in the parish.
  3. Children whose families are practicing Catholics active in the parish.
  4. Siblings of children already in the school, whose families are practicing Catholics active in other parishes.
  5. Children whose families are practicing Catholics coming into the parish, who have been attending Catholic school elsewhere.
  6. Children whose families are practicing Catholics active in other parishes.
  7. Children whose families are neither practicing Catholics nor active in their parishes.
  8. Non-Catholics. Enrollment of more than 15% non-Catholics in any grade requires the approval of the Board of Directors. Once accepted into the school, non-Catholics need to meet only criteria expected of other students to be re-admitted in subsequent years. Sibling of non-Catholics cannot be given priorities over Catholics.

 


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