St. Catherine of Siena School

Policy

Application Guidelines

Enrollment applications are accepted beginning each January for the following academic year. St. Catherine of Siena School admits boys and girls of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. This school does not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, and race, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admission policies.

We will be accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year in January 2015. You may stop by the school office anytime during business hours to pick up an application, or download the application here. When complete, please return the application to the school office along with copies of your child’s

  • Official Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Sacramental Certificates (if Catholic)
  • Last Report Card (for grades 1-8)
  • Standardized Test Scores (for grades 3-8)
  • $30 Application Fee

Admissions Priority

Priority for admissions is given to active, supporting members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Catholics who are active and practicing members of another Catholic parish, as well as non-Catholics will be considered for admission on the basis of weighted criteria, placement and available openings. The date the complete application is received does not take precedence over our priority admissions system. Only if two or more families/students have the same priority, the same readiness testing results, and are applying for the same opening, with all other things being equal, will admittance be granted to the family/student with the earliest application date.

Readiness and Placement Testing – Grades 1-8

Placement testing for the first group of students applying for grades 1-8 will take place in March. The testing includes a math, reading and writing component. Families will also be interviewed by the principal. Families will be notified shortly after testing and interview.

Kindergarten Application and Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness Testing will be scheduled in February 2015. Families that have completed the application will be given a link to register for testing times in individual testing and group social testing. The principal will meet with parents while the student is testing with the teacher. Families will be informed of their status in early March. We will continue to accept applications after this date.