Admissions Process & Application

Incoming TYKE & Kindergarten Students
A Readiness Screening is required for students enrolling in TYKE or Kindergarten.
 
The screening usually takes place in January and is conducted by qualified teachers at the school.
   
General Information
All applications for admissions must be submitted through the online process along with the application fee and all required attachments. Applications for admissions will not be considered if any required documents are missing. 

 

Required Attachments:
  • Application Fee (Preschool - 8th) - $75.00, completed online
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate, if applicable
  • Copy of most updated immunizations record
  • Copy of all other Sacraments received, if applicable
  • For grades 1 - 8, please submit report cards for the past two years as well as standardized testing scores.
 
Preschool through Eighth Grade Admissions:
Applications for students in Grades Preschool - 8 are accepted throughout the school year when spots and necessary resources are available, however the primary admissions season for open slots for the upcoming school year is February - April.
 
All applicants, 1st - 8th grade, being considered for acceptance are required to take the STAR assessment in Reading and Math as well as meet with the grade level assistant principal. The purpose of the assessment is to evaluate the student's progress in relation to his/her peers to better gauge appropriate placement  and potential strengths and weaknesses. We have found it to be beneficial for both the student and the assistant principal, as well as parents, to meet prior to acceptance. The meeting is generally brief and it allows the AP and family the opportunity to address specific questions or concerns prior to making a commitment. 
 
In grades that are full, we will maintain a wait list. The order of preference is as follows:
  1. The school has the necessary programs and resources to meet the student's potential
  2. Sibling currently enrolled or pre-enrolled (deposit accepted) in the school*
  3. A parishioner of St. Edward or San Felipe (tenure may be considered), or if recently moved to the area and already attending a Catholic school
  4. Families who are practicing Catholics at another parish
  5. First-Come, First Serve
*If multiple families on the wait list meet criteria #2, we will defer to the other remaining criteria in order.
 
The application fee for grades Preschool through 8th Grade is $75.00.  Math placement testing for those students in grades 6-8 interested in an accelerated math class is available upon request.
 
Preschool Admissions:
A learner entering the preschool must be 2 years 6 months of age by the time of enrollment and admission is determined by availability of space. All preschool learners must be completely toilet trained and able to function independently while initiating and completing bathroom needs. Licensing prohibits us from admitting students who wear diapers or pull-ups during the school day.
 
TYKE Application:
Children entering TYKE must be 5 years old by December 1st of the school year they are enrolling unless the screening assessment shows TYKE ready if the child does not meet the age cutoff.
 
Kindergarten Applications:
Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st. All children applying for kindergarten must participate in a readiness screening. There is a small fee required for this assessment.
 
  • Screening Dates for the 2023-2024 school year have not yet be set but usually take place in the month of January.
  
Shadowing:
We are currently able to offer potential students the opportunity to shadow another student already enrolled in our school in the spring. The potential student must have a completed application on file to be considered for this opportunity.
 
 
Letters of acceptance are mailed to the parents of those students who have been admitted to St. Edward the Confessor Parish School. Failure to receive an acceptance letter at this time does not preclude acceptance in the future.
 
We look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process and learning more about your family.
 
Blessings,
 
Ms. Cindy Celotto
Director of Admissions