St. Mary School-Alexandria, IN

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Admissions Policy

The school does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, national origin, or ancestry in the admission of students.  Priority is given to Catholic students.  Non-Catholic families are welcome when space is available.  Registration for current students is the first week of May.  Other students will be considered after that date.

The school reserves the right to grant or deny admission in their sole and absolute pastoral discretion.

Students with disabilities are enrolled when minor adjustments can be made for their education.  The school works cooperatively with Alexandria-Monroe Schools to provide the best possible placement and accommodations.

Entrance Requirements for Pre-kindergarten:  a child must be four on or before August 1st.

Entrance Requirements for Kindergarten: A child must be at least five years of age on or before August 1st to enter kindergarten. If a child's birth date is in August, parent may appeal to request an early entrance.  An assessment instrument for skills at this level will be given.  Decision regarding enrollment is based on a variety of sources of information, not on a single score or sole criterion.

Class size is approximately twelve to fifteen students.  Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes are by themselves; first and second grades are combined; third and fourth grades are combined; fifth and sixth grades are combined; seventh and eighth grades are combined.

When students are transferring from another school, parents arrange for the academic and health records to be sent before enrollment can be completed.  The principal has this request for student records.

Registration: The application form for enrollment must be completed.  The school must be provided with a birth certificate, health certificate, immunization record, and baptismal certificate (Catholics only).  Immunizations are required and there is no religious exemption for Catholic families.

Students requesting enrollment depend on the school's ability to provide education consistent with the school's Mission Statement.  This is determined by interviews with the parent(s) and student(s).  When necessary, academic assessment will be a part of enrollment decision as well as a review of academic and health records.

Students are enrolled conditionally as teacher, principal, and parents usually will meet after nine weeks to determine if this is the best placement for the student.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement
St. Mary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, or ancestry in the admission of students.  National or ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices.

 

 

Pastor: Father Dan Duff

Principal: Sr. Marilyn Huegerich

Email: stmary820@comcast.net