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Admissions Policy

 

St. John Regional Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policy, or other school administered programs.

Each year, in anticipation of all current students re-registering, space will be reserved for our students first. During re-registration, siblings of current students and siblings of alumnus may also register. The re-registration deadline is strictly followed and families who do not re-register by the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. Priority will be given to applicants in the following categories in the order listed.

1. Siblings of current students and sibling of alumnus.

2. Children and grandchildren of alumnus.

3. Catholic students whose families are registered parishioners in good standing from one of the regional Catholic parishes (St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter, St. Timothy, St. Ignatius, St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, Holy Family, St. Katharine Drexel, St. Francis/St. Mary, and the Ft. Detrick Catholic community). Date of enrollment in parish and parish support is considered.

4. Catholics from other parishes.

5. Non-Catholics.

 

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions (in addition to above criteria)

1. Pre-K 4 students must be 4 years old by September 1st of the enrollment year.

2. Pre-K 3 students must be 3 years old by September 1st of the enrollment year.

3. Availability of space. Priority is given to students in the order summarized above.

4.  Must be able to use the restroom independently and without adult assistance by the start of the school year.  Students are not permitted to wear pull-ups to school.

 

Include with your registration papers:

1. A current picture of your child (wallet size)

2. The completed Parent Observation Form

3. Birth and baptismal certificates

4. Immunization record

 

Kindergarten Admissions (in addition to above criteria)

1. Must be 5 years old by September 1st of the enrollment year.

2. Availability of space. Priority is given to students in the order summarized above.

 

Include with your registration papers:

1. A current picture of your child (wallet size)

2. The completed Parent Observation Form

3. Birth and baptismal certificates

4. Immunization record

 

Grades 1-8 Admissions

1. Must have successfully completed the previous grade

2. Availability of space. Priority is given to students in the order summarized above

3. Successful completion of the entrance test administered by SJRCS

4. Personal interview as scheduled by school administration for grade 8.

5. Recommendation form from one current teacher completed and mailed to SJRCS Admissions Office.

6. Birth and baptismal certificates

7. Immunization record

8. Report Card and Standardized Testing Results

 

Waiting List and Refunds

If a grade is full, students with completed registration applications and paid registration fees are placed on a waiting list based on the admissions pricing criteria (see Admissions Policy). If an opening becomes available before the beginning of school, or during the school year up to November 1st, and the parent chooses not to enroll their child, the registration fee is not refundable. If the child is not placed in a class by November 1st, the fee is refunded.

 

Special Assistance

St. John Regional Catholic School offers quality education to all who seek it, however, some students may need special assistance. A conference with the principal will be held to determine the best solution for all students to succeed.

Children of all faiths are welcome at St. John. Acceptance of students in order of the previous categories is not automatic and all applicants are required to follow the admissions process in its entirely.

Please contact Karen O’Boyle, Admissions at 301-695-9358 or e-mail koboyle@sjrcs.org for more information.



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