Admissions Policy

St. Raymond School, like all private schools, abides by an admissions policy that includes a non-discrimination policy and a policy about preference in the selection process.

Admission Policy
We at St. Raymond School know that a successful school experience occurs when parents give evidence of being:

  • supportive of the Catholic Church
  • desirous of a strong academic program
  • supportive of the child taking responsibility for his/her behavior, self-management and learning
  • committed to the programs and activities that support the school

Racial Nondiscriminatory Policy
In accordance with the federal program of Chapter IX, we at St. Raymond School admit qualified students of any race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at all schools. St. Raymond School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions scholarship programs and athletic and other administered programs.

Admission Priorities
Registration forms for all currently enrolled students are due in March, at which time available space will be determined and admission offered to newly evaluated applicants. Applicants will be accepted on the following basis:

  1. St. Raymond's is a parish school. Children of registered parish families, who meet the admission criteria, will be given first consideration.
  2. Catholics out-of-parish will be given next consideration.
  3. If space is available, any other applicant will be given consideration.

The Principal and Pastor interview the families of the prospective student(s) to determine the commitment of parents and student(s) and the ability of the school to meet the individual needs of the candidate.

St. Raymond School does not have specialized facilities or personnel to work with students who have significant learning differences. St. Raymond School will evaluate students with learning differences on a case-by-case basis with respect to the School's ability to provide those students a quality education. St. Raymond School may deny enrollment a student if the School determines, at its sole discretion, that it cannot adequately serve the needs of the candidate.

New students will be on probation throughout the school year. Sixth and seventh grade students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Students who do not meet academic and behavioral expectations as determined by the school administration will be asked to seek other educational situations and will not be permitted to remain at St. Raymond School beyond a reasonable period of time to transition to another educational situation.

Age

Junior Kindergarten: student must be four (4) years old on or before September 1 of that year.

Kindergarten: student must be five (5) years old on or before September 1 of that year.

Applications
Applications for Junior Kindergarten through seventh grade are accepted throughout the school year based on availability. Parents may pick up an application at the school office or download the appropriate form from the website.

Academic Readiness
All prospective students are tested for academic and social readiness. This is determined by grade level results on placement/screening test given by the school, previous school performance as indicated by past report cards or formal progress reports and teacher evaluation.

Required Forms and Fees
For admission, parents are required to present:

  • application and application fee
  • copy of child's birth certificate
  • copy of baptismal certificate
  • Pastor's recommendation

Students applying for grades 1 thru 6 must also provide a copy of their current report card and standardized test scores.




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