Step 1: Get to know St. Christopher School
We would love for you to visit us so that we can get acquainted! Visit the school during the day by attending our Open House event on Wednesday, November 30th, from 9:00AM – 12Noon. RSVP is not required. If you would like to arrange a private tour contact Teresa Behan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Apply for Admission
To take advantage of priority consideration for the 2017-18 school year, please submit your application on or before January 9, 2017. We will continue to accept applications after January 9, 2017 and assessments will be given when an opening occurs. Parents are encouraged to take a tour or attend an open house before applying. Note: Students entering into Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1 for the following school year.
Click on the application link to access our online application 2017-2018 Online Application
A $50 application fee is due with the application. Please mail the application fee separately when applying online and be sure to write your child’s name in the memo section of the check. Applications will not be processed until the payment and required documents are received.
Step 3: Submit required documents
- Birth Certificate
- Baptismal Certificate
- Immunization Records
- Letter of Recommendation
- Family Photograph
- Teacher evaluation forms. Click on the link below in blue that corresponds with the grade you are applying. Please print out the two pages and hand to your child's teacher:
- 2nd-8th Form
The teacher can fax, email (email@example.com) or postal mail the completed forms to St. Christopher School, see the school's address and fax number below
Step 4: Students entering grades 1-8: Submit the School Records Request form
- Please submit the School Records Request Form and return to St. Christopher School via fax, email, postal mail, etc. This form must be received before the application deadline.
- Please submit a copy of your child’s last two report cards via fax, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), postal mail, etc., before the application deadline.
Step 5: Testing
Testing will be scheduled after the application has been submitted online, application fee has been paid, and the required documentation has been submitted to the school office.
Step 6: Admissions Acceptances
Acceptance letters will be sent to families within two weeks of screening/testing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When does the school begin to accept applications for the next school year?
Applications for the next school year are available online or in the school office. We begin accepting applications November 30, 2016. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year, please click on link above.
What considerations are used to determine admission to St. Christopher School?
The following priorities apply:
Highest priority - Siblings of children currently attending St. Christopher Catholic School
Second – Catholic children of families registered at St. Christopher Parish
Third – Catholic children of families registered at other Catholic Parishes
Fourth – Any other children who meet the admission criteria
What determines active parishioner status?
An active parishioner meets all of the following criteria:
At least one parent is Catholic.
The family has been registered in St. Christopher Parish for at least 1 year.
The family regularly attends Mass at St. Christopher Parish.
The family contributes financially to the parish using parish envelopes or automated funds transfer.
The family is actively involved in parish ministry (e.g. is a Eucharistic Minister, belongs to Ladies Guild or Holy Name Society).
Does St. Christopher School maintain a waiting list?
Yes. Children are accepted to St. Christopher using the priorities listed above. If a child qualifies for admission, but there is not a space available in the class, he/she is placed on a waiting list. If a space opens up, the parent will be notified.
What if a family has just moved into the area?
If the family meets the criteria outlined above at the parish they are leaving, and if their pastor writes a letter verifying that the criteria has been met, the family will be considered active parishioners at St. Christopher. The family must immediately register at St. Christopher Parish.
How many children are accepted to kindergarten each year?
We accept 35 students in each of the two kindergarten classes.
What is the age requirement for kindergarten entrance?
Children must be five years of age on or by September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten. This is in compliance with state guidelines.
What criteria are used to determine kindergarten acceptance?
Developmental and social readiness are the most important factors. These are key elements in school success.
How are developmental and social readiness assessed?
A formal assessment of kindergarten readiness is administered in January. The teachers and the principal evaluate the readiness of each applicant, taking into consideration the results of the assessment, observation of the child before and during the assessment, and the preschool recommendation.
What is the maximum number of children in a 1st to 8th grade classroom?
We maintain an enrollment of 35 students in each classroom. Our adult-to-child ratio is mitigated by part-time instructional aides (grades 1 to 8) and reading & learning specialists (grades 1 to 3).