Admissions Process & Application

NEW APPLICATIONS
2024-2025 Applications Are Open for grades TYKE - 8. However please note, we are currently at capacity for grades 4 - 8, each with a waitlist. Our preschool application is currently closed due to full enrollment intent and a substantial waitlist. Should the situation change, we will re-open applications for preschool.
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 Original Birth Certificate. Documentation from the hospital cannot be accepted.
  • 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. Students baptized Catholic and a parishioner of St. Edward or San Felipe (tenure and active participation may be considered), or if recently moved to the area and already attending a Catholic school
  4. Students 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.
 
Math placement testing for those students in grades 6-8 interested in an accelerated math class is available upon request.
 
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.
 
Incoming TYKE & Kindergarten Students
A Readiness Screening is required for students enrolling in TYKE or Kindergarten.
 
  • We will hold a screening opportunity on campus in January 2024.
  • There is a $65 fee for the screening.
  • An application must be submitted to sign up for our screening.
SHADOWING:
Students interested in shadowing an enrolled student in his/her grade may do so upon request, provided the potential student has a completed application on file.
 
We look forward to working with you throughout the admissions process and learning more about your family.
PARENT EXPECTATIONS
  • Support the school and its policies and philosophies
  • Contribute positively to the school community
  • Maintain open and positive communication with teachers and staff
  • Treat teachers, staff and fellow parents with respect
  • Model and promote Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness and Citizenship
  • Instill the importance of school attendance and punctuality
  • Stay informed of the dates, events and policies of the school
  • Participate in school events and activities
  • Fulfill all financial obligations in a timely manner
  • Volunteer 30 hours or pay buy-out fee
Preschool Admissions:
A student entering the preschool must be 2.5 (2 years 6 months of age) by September 1* or start of school, whichever comes first.  Licensing prohibits our teachers and staff from assisting in toileting needs. Diapers and pull-ups are not permitted to be worn during the school day. *Age minimum will change to 3 beginning 2025-2026 school year.
TYKE Admissions:
Children entering TYKE must be 5 years old by December 31st of the school year they are enrolling and assess "ready".
Kindergarten Admissions:
Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st and assess "ready".