ADMISSION CRITERIA

Admission is based on the following criteria:

  • Entrance exam score (required for students entering grades 1 – 8)
  • Current school record and previous year’s report card
  • Prior year standardized test results

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • The application period commences on December 3, 2018.
  • Applications for admission are due by February 1, 2019.
  • The application fee is $50.00 per child. This fee includes the entrance exam (grades 1-8) and is non-refundable.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline of February 1, 2019 may be considered and scheduled for an entrance exam contingent on space availability.

ENTRANCE EXAM

  • Entrance exam for prospective students entering 2nd - 8th Grade will be held on February 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
  • On the day of the exam, prospective students are asked to arrive by 8:15 a.m. The exam begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
  • Prospective students entering 1st Grade will be contacted directly with an entrance exam date.
  • Applicants will be considered registered for the entrance exam once an application for admission is received.
  • The entrance exam assesses reading comprehension, language arts skills and mathematics.

ENTRANCE AGE

According to Archdiocesan policy, a child must meet the following age criteria upon entering school:

  • A child entering Pre-K3 must be 3 years old on or before September 1st of that year.
  • A child entering Pre-K4 must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of that year.
  • A child entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of that year.
  • A child entering 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1st of that year.

ADMISSION DETERMINATION

Given the mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School as an agent of Catholic Christian formation,
the school will give preference to:

  • Students whose parents demonstrate an understanding of the specific Catholic nature of the school and a desire to participate in that mission.
  • Students whose families are active members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
  • In matters of admission and registration, the Pastor and Principal decide the specific method of selecting students and their selections are final.

NOTIFICATIONS

Decision letters will be emailed after entrance exam has been administered and admission status has been determined.

REGISTRATION

All new students must commence registration process within five business days of receipt of acceptance letter.

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School admits students of any race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin offering 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 race, color, sex or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs.