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Santa Teresita School accepts applications for admission on a rolling basis and admits qualified students throughout the year. There is no admission deadline.
Parents/guardians who wish to apply for admission to Santa Teresita School should come to the school office to complete an application form for each child they wish to be considered for enrollment. An application is also available on the school website to print, complete and submit to the school office. There is a $25 application fee. Once the application is received, a date and time are arranged for an admission test to be given to the prospective student.
Guidelines for admissions are explained in detail in the document below. The criteria used to evaluate each applicant and determine acceptance include, but are not limited to: performance on the admission test, recommendation from principal of previous school, English proficiency, academic, attendance and conduct records, standardized test scores, and an interview (in the case of older students). In making a decision for admission, the principal may consult with the teacher of the grade for which the student is applying.
Following are additional considerations for families applying to Santa Teresita School:
- Santa Teresita School accepts registered parishioners of Santa Teresita Church, Catholics from other parishes, and non-Catholics.
- For kindergarten, a child must be five years of age by September 1, but required by December 1.
- If parents/guardians owe monies to other Catholic schools, their child will not be accepted at Santa Teresita School until the balance is paid in full.
Parents/guardians of applicants are notified by mail about their application status after the principal has received and reviewed the application forms, most recent report card, standardized test results, recommendation forms, and any other information that the principal may request to finalize an admission decision.
Santa Teresita 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. The school 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 the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.