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
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 with the current COVID-19 situation, school is closed. However, our admissions process continues on! The office staff and I are remotely answering emails and voicemails, and if we receive an admissions inquiry or application, we will hop right on it to answer your questions and guide you through the process! Eventually we hope to be able to re-open school and give you a tour.
Below, you’ll find directions for applying for enrollment. If you have any questions or need more information about admissions, please email our school secretary, Mindy Morgan, at MindyM@stlouiseschool.org, or leave a voicemail at 425-746-4220.
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.
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.
1) The initial step in the application process is to contact the school office to make an appointment with our principal, Dan Fitzpatrick. (Please note that since we are in the COVID season, this appointment might best be done over the phone. Eventually, an in-person school tour may be able to be conducted.)
2) The first required form - the New Student Online Enrollment – is to be completed online at stlouiseschool.org/enroll/.
3) The second required form we need for your application - the Parent Contract . After we process your completed New Student Online Enrollment electronic form - we will email you the link to complete the 2020-21 Parent Contract, sign it electronically, and submit it to us.
4) 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.
5) A Current Teacher Recommendation of New Student Form - you may print from here: stlouiseschool.org/KDGrecommendation/; or here: stlouiseschool.org/grade1-8recommendation/ . This must be submitted by your child’s current teacher. The teacher may email or postal mail the recommendation to our school office or hand it to you to turn in.
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. 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.