St. Catherine of Alexandria School welcomes all students regardless of any sex, color or ethnic origin. We welcome God into our daily school life and we partner meaningfully with parents, to enhance every child's learning through technology, music, arts, fun activities, and we work as a team.
St. Catherine of Alexandria School admits students of any sex, color, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship, loan, athletic, and other school administered programs.
St. Catherine of Alexandria School is a Catholic school established to serve the children of families living within the boundaries or registered as parishioners of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish. Students from families living outside the parish may be admitted according to the space available at the time of registration.
Students entering St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School for the first time will be accepted conditionally on the basis of readiness testing, an interview, and on the recommendation of the previous school of attendance. All newly accepted and enrolled students are probationary for the first year.
The process for acceptance to St. Catherine of Alexnadria School includes the following:
All new students along with their families are interviewed before acceptance.
All candidates for admission must present the most recent standardized test scores and report card as part of the evaluation.
New students are on academic and disciplinary probation for one year.
Parents agree to actively support the spiritual, academic, and financial standards of the school as well as all school rules and policies.
Students with Learning Difficulties:
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with special needs. Administrative and faculty assessments will be made during this period of time to determine if the school can serve the student's needs.
Kindergarten students must be five year of age by September 1st.
Required Admission Documents:
Certain documents must be submitted to the school prior to the acceptance. Enrollment will not be considered if records are incomplete. All forms and fees received at registration must be completed and signed before admission is final.
Immunization records must be complete and up-to-date.
A physical examination report on file is mandatory for all incoming Trsansitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students.
A copy of each student' s birth certificate and sacramental certificates (if Roman Catholic)
Final approval by the administration is required for admission.
All newly accepted students are probationary for the first year. St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School is a religious, private non-profit school and abides by all rules and requirements to which it is subject in that status. While every entering child is viewed as a valued child of God St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School may not be able to serve all needs of every child as well as would an alternative placement. Students must demonstrate academic and behavioral success in their placement at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School. New students who do not maintain acceptable grades, attendance, or behavior may be asked to leave as soon as a below-average pattern appears established within the first trimester or at the end of either of the final two trimesters. Continued enrollment for struggling new students is dependent upon multiple factors including the effort of the child and the parents, placement options elsewhere, and likelihood for success in the future here. Final decisions are made at the discretion of the Principal.
Acceptance for any continuing student for the following year may be granted if:
The student receives passing grades in all major subjects.
The student maintains a C average in Conduct and Effort grades.
All financial debts are cleared (such as tuition, fees, after-school care bills).*
There is evidence of parental support and cooperation with the school.
The student is clearly benefiting from placement at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School.
The school is benefiting from its relationship with the student and the family.
*Please remember that as good Christian stewards, our budget is tight and your payment of debts owed is very important to our school’s proper functioning for everyone. Note that failure to maintain prompt payment of outstanding bills could result in suspension from academic participation in class (including all final testing) and therefore withholding of final grading until the program can be completed (resulting in Incomplete grades on the child’s transcript).
When parents register their children with St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School, all children are accepted with the understanding that this school is the most appropriate placement for each, and that the student intends to complete his/her education in earnest and integrity in this Catholic environment. A student and his parents will, therefore, exhibit effort and conduct that bears out this presumption at all times. Failure to make proper use of the opportunities given to succeed appropriately in academic progress or in conduct at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School should lead to consequences which include curtailment or withdrawal of any or all privileges of enrollment here. Each student and parent/guardian commit to familiarizing themselves with the parent handbook and to adhere to all rules and requirements contained in it. All will adhere to any regulations adopted and announced by the Administration of the school in the course of the school year as having the same force as those printed in this handbook (and supersede it). All commit themselves to positive engagement of disputes. Recourse to any dispute resolution shall be first with the teacher, then the principal and then the pastor of the parish, and done in the context of Christian charity.
St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School provides a supportive environment that focuses on a student's needs, which enables him/her to develop the cultural understanding and performance skills necessary to function appropriately and successfully in both academic and social situations. Academics emphasize rigor, excellence, individualized learning, critical thinking and a keen focus on preparing a whole child students for high school and beyond.
The Registration must be completed in English. Applicants need to submit a transcript of records from the previous school and proof of English proficiency. After an International student is accepted to St. catherine of Alexnadria Catholic School, the I-20 Application must be completed as soon as possible. I-20 Applications are only submitted after a student has been accepted to St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic School.