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ADMISSION CRITERIA

St. Aloysius School Admission Policy

St. Aloysius School admits all qualified students regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, or national origin.  St. Aloysius School complies with Diocesan Guidelines for admission of students as stated in the Handbook of Policies for the Schools of the Diocese of Baton Rouge. All students presently enrolled at St. Aloysius School in Pre-K through seventh grade will be given first priority for admission for the next school year.  Due to the possibility of limited space, newly entering students will be accepted to St. Aloysius School according to the following criteria:

 

Criteria for Acceptance

*Note that an “active” St. Aloysius parishioner is defined as one identifiably participating in all phases of Church parish stewardship: Prayer, Offering, and Ministry. Minimally, “Stewardship of Prayer” means regularly being part of the worshipping faith community at Sunday and Holy Day Masses. “Stewardship of Offering” means regularly, consistently, and identifiably contributing to Sunday church support and/or building fund collections through the use of stewardship envelopes, automatic bank draft, or bank-by-mail, according to financial ability. “Stewardship of Ministry” means active and identifiable involvement in a Church parish ministry of service.
 

Students are accepted to St. Aloysius School based on space availability and the following prioritized criteria for Pre-K through 8th Grade:

1.   Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living within the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with children presently enrolled. Children of employees of St. Aloysius Parish, School, or Child Care Center.

2.   Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living outside the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with children presently enrolled.

3.   Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living within the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with no children presently enrolled.

4.   Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living outside the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with no children presently enrolled.

5.   Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered but are not active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church. (Follows the order above 1-4.)

6.   Children (baptized Catholics) from out-of-parish Catholic families with siblings presently enrolled in St. Aloysius School.

7.   Children (baptized Catholics) from out-of-parish Catholic families with no siblings presently enrolled in St. Aloysius School.

8.   Children of non-Catholic families, who allow their children to participate in the school’s religion program.
 

**If all criteria are met equally and there is limited space, the child applying from the St. Aloysius Child Care Center will be given priority. The St. Aloysius School Pre-K Program was created to bridge the gap between pre- school and kindergarten for our parishioners involved in this ministry, and we will honor that commitment.

Entrance Requirements
 

1. A child must be four years old on or before September 30 of the year entering preschool.

2. A child must be five years old on or before September 30 of the year entering kindergarten.

3. A child must be six years old on or before September 30 of the year entering first grade.
 

Pre-K & Kindergarten Entrance Requirements
 

Pre-K: Child must be four years old on or before September 30 of the year entering Pre-K.  The school reserves the right to contact and obtain a recommendation from the child’s previous caregiver/childcare center.  Possible pre-screening will take place based on recommendation from previous childcare and/or based on child’s age.  This is to ensure proper placement for your child and to reduce the possibility of retention. 
 

Note that in an effort to meet the needs of our growing parish families, the St. Aloysius Child Care Center will offer a 4- year old program for children who are ready for the academics of Pre-K but need the gift of time and a smaller setting. This is also an option for those parents needing full-day care as well as a year-round option.  Placement into either the School’s Pre-K or K following the Child Care Center’s 4-year old program will be a joint determination between St. Aloysius Child Care Center and St. Aloysius School, to ensure success of the child.
 

K: Child must be five years old on or before September 30 of the year entering Kindergarten.  The school reserves the right to contact and obtain a recommendation from the child’s previous child care center.  Possible pre-screening will take place based on recommendation from previous child care and/or based on child’s age.  This is to ensure proper placement for your child and to reduce the possibility of retention.