Admissions Process & Application

Intent to Return Process
The Intent to Return process is from January 23 – February 3, 2023. Returning families are required to submit an online Intent form declaring their intent for the 2023-2024 school year. For returning families, a $300/child non-refundable deposit is required if their child(ren) are returning for the 2023-2024 school year. This deposit holds the child's spot through the last day of registration. Registration for the following school year end on May 7, 2023.
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. 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 student entering the preschool must be 2.5 (2 years 6 months of age) by September 1 and must be completely toilet trained and able to function independently while initiating and completing bathroom needs. Licensing prohibits us from admitting students who are not yet 2.5 (2 years, 6 months old) and/or wear diapers or pull-ups during the school day.
 
TYKE Admissions:
Children entering TYKE must be 5 years old by December 31st of the school year they are enrolling.
 
Kindergarten Admissions:
Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st and assess "ready".
 
Incoming TYKE & Kindergarten Students
A Readiness Screening is required for students enrolling in TYKE or Kindergarten.
 
  • Screening Dates for the 2023-2024 school year are January 10th and 11th.
  • There is a $50 fee for the screening.
  • An application must be submitted to sign up for our screening.
  • Student must assess "ready" in order to enroll for these grade levels.
Shadowing:
We are currently only able to offer potential students the opportunity to shadow another student already enrolled in our school in the spring of 2023. 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    Ms. Nicole Bader
Director of Admissions (TYKE-8)    Early  Childhood Director