Application Procedures & Forms

 

 “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.

And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand.

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was ruined.”

 - Matthew 7: 24-27

 

Winter 2020

 

Dear Parents,

 

As the above Bible verse states, a strong foundation is crucial. Giving your child a Catholic school education is a fundamental way to assure he/she will receive a solid foundation not just in academics, but in morals and faith formation. Graduates of St. Louise Parish School leave us with a strong foundation and go on to do extremely well in high school, in college, and in life.

 

We are pleased you are interested in enrolling your child in St. Louise School.  The faculty and I are very proud of our school and trust you will find us not only committed to academic excellence but also to the spiritual and personal growth of your child and to providing a safe, caring, close-knit community. I know it is certainly a commitment to send your child to a Catholic school, what with required tuition, fund raisers, and volunteering. But when you consider this is an investment in your child’s future, it’s well worth the extra effort! You will be extremely glad you chose a St. Louise education!

 

Please note that we have an all-school Open House on Thursday, January 30, which will have all our PreK through 8th grade classrooms open and teachers present. Your entire family (kids and grandparents are invited!) may enter our school that evening between 6:30 and 7:00 pm, and our vice-principal, Mike Fuerte, and I will greet you in the lobby and set you up for a campus tour led by one of our 8th grade students. After your tour, you may step inside a classroom or two to have 1-on-1 talks with the teachers, and we’ll have current school parents available to give you the inside scoop of what it’s like to be a member of the St. Louise School community. We’ll have refreshments for the family and a small gift for you.

 

On the backside, you’ll find directions for applying for enrollment. If you have any questions or need more information about admissions, please call our school secretaries, Lola Bazan or Mindy Morgan, at 425-746-4220, or email me at danf@stlouiseschool.org

I’d like to end by assuring you that if you give your child the gift of a Catholic school education, you will see God’s blessing on both your child and your whole family, and you will not regret it. Much more than spending for gymnastics lessons, select soccer expenses, or the latest technological gadget, the money you spend on a St. Louise School education is the best investment you can make for your child. 

 

Sincerely,

Dan Fitzpatrick, Principal

                                                                                                                                                 

 

general procedures for applying to st. louise school

 

Commencing in December, families interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year may begin the application process. The early application period for accepting the application paperwork from new families is January 30 through February 13, 2020.  Applications submitted during this period will be given priority over later applications.

 

1) The first step in the application process is to contact the school office to make an appointment for a “Tuesday Tour” – which consists of a class observation, a tour given by 8th grade students, and a meeting with our principal, Dan Fitzpatrick. We hold these “Tuesday Tours” on select Tuesday mornings in December, January, and February.

 

2) At your meeting, you will receive the required Current Teacher Recommendation of New Student Form. You can also print off the recommendation forms here: stlouiseschool.org/KDGrecommendation/; or here: https://www.stlouiseschool.org/grade1-8recommendation/. Your child's current teacher is to complete the recommendation form and send it to us.

 

3) A second required form - the New Student Online Enrollment – is to be completed online at org/enroll/.

  

4) The third and final required form we need for your application - the Parent Contract - will not be available until January 30, due to the time needed to set tuition rates for next year. Starting on January 30 (and after you complete the New Student Online Enrollment form), we will email you the link to complete the 2020-21 Parent Contract

 

5) Along with completing the Parent Contract, there is a one-time $220 Application Fee which is due prior to or at the same time of submitting the Contract. The fee may be paid online at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1369/DirectDonate/61180.

 

6) If your child is entering grades 1-8, please give us copies of two report cards: your child’s final report card from last June 2019, and his/her most recent report card from this current 2019-20 school year.

 

7) We also request your child’s most recent standardized test scores, if available. If not available, we will notify you if we will need your child to do some testing with us. Additionally, applicants for grades 6-8 may be interviewed by an administrator and/or a teacher. You will be notified if interviewing is necessary.

 

8) Applicants for kindergarten will be assessed for kindergarten readiness by the kindergarten teachers starting in March. Kindergarten applicants can sign up for a March assessment date beginning in February. Kindergarten applicants must be recommended for admittance by our kindergarten teachers after this assessment, and must be 5 years old on or before August 31.

 

9) Applicants for Pre-K are not assessed, but we do require them to be fully potty-trained and 4 years old on or before August 31. Students entering 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before August 31.

 

10) After the entire application process is completed, you will be notified whether your child is admitted or if he/she is in an admission waiting pool due to a large number of applicants. The order of preference for admitting children is detailed in our admissions policy, which you’ll find on our FAQ sheet.

 

 
 
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL OFFICE: 425-746-4220 or MindyM@stlouiseschool.org