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Admissions Process

 

Guidelines

Students applying for kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1.

Admissions decisions are based on such factors, but not limited to: parishioner status, siblings, space, school records, report cards, standardized test scores, teacher evaluations, entrance testing, and parent interviews.

Applicants will be considered in the following order:

  1. Siblings of students of St. Philip the Apostle School
  2. Qualified parishioners of St. Philip the Apostle Parish
  3. Qualified Catholics who are not parishioners of St. Philip the Apostle Parish
  4. Qualified Non-Catholics

 

Applications

Please use this checklist to ensure the following items are included in your application:

  • A recent photo of your child
  • Certificates of any Sacraments received, if applicable (Baptism, First Eucharist, Reconciliation)
  • Report cards for the last two years, if applicable
  • Standardized test scores for the past two years, if applicable
  • A $75 non-refundable application fee
  • A completed  evaluation form filled out by your child's current teacher and mailed directly to St. Philip the Apostle School. This will be emailed to you when you have submited your online application

Student testing will be scheduled when a completed application is turned in to the school office.  New parents will be interviewed while the student is testing.

 

Notification

Parents will be notified of the admission decision in March.  If your child is accepted, you may enroll by paying a non-refundable registration fee of $375 by the deadline indicated on the acceptance letter. When the classes are filled, the remaining applications are kept on file until December.  If an opening occurs, you will be contacted to see if you are still interested in enrolling your child.  Parents must reapply to be considered for the following school year.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

St. Philip the Apostle School, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

St. Philip the Apostle does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs, although certain athletic leagues and other programs may limit participation.

While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning admission and continued enrollment of a student in the shool are based on the student's emotional, academic, and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student's needs.