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Saint Ignatius Loyola School » Admissions » Admission FAQs

Admission FAQs

1) Do I need to provide the original baptismal certificate?
No. Please submit a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate.
2) Does my child need to be baptized Roman Catholic to apply?
No. Saint Ignatius Loyola School accepts applications from children and families of all faiths.
3) What is your birthday cutoff date for application to Kindergarten?
Your child must turn five by December 31st of his or her Kindergarten year to apply.
4) What can we expect at our assessment appointment?
Kindergarten: The Admissions Office will call each family in December to make the appointment. The assessment period is January 4th through January 8th. The assessment will be either in person or through Zoom.  We are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and may provide updates to the assessment as we get closer.
Grades 1-7: The assessment date for all children applying to grades 1 through 7 is Friday, January 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The assessments are based on the Common Core Curriculum of your child’s current grade level in reading, writing and math.  The assessment will be either in person or through Zoom.  We are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and may provide updates to the assessment as we get closer.
5) What is the application deadline?
Kindergarten: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Grades 1-7: Thursday, January 22, 2021
6) May I submit more than one teacher recommendation?
Kindergarten: Yes, only as a supplement to the recommendation written by your child’s current teacher.
Grades 1-7: Yes, only as a supplement to the recommendation written by your child’s current Math or English teacher.
7) How and when do you notify applicants?
Kindergarten: Parents are notified via regular mail or email the week of January 19, 2021.
Grades 1-7: Parents are notified via regular mail or email the week of February 9, 2021.
8) Are personal recommendations required?
No, personal recommendations are not required.
9) May we defer an acceptance to the wait list?
No, you may not defer your acceptance to the wait list.
10) What are the requirements for application?
Kindergarten:
• Nonrefundable $235 application fee or $335 application fee if applying from abroad
• Baptismal certificate, if your child is baptized
• One current teacher recommendation
  • Immunization Record
  • One family photo
Grades 1-7:
• Nonrefundable $235 application fee or $335 application fee if applying from abroad
• Baptismal certificate, if your child is baptized
• One current Math or English teacher recommendation
• Most current and past two years reports cards and any standardized testing results
  • One family photo
  • Immunization record
11) Is there an after school program?
Because we are in the Archdiocese of New York Phase 1 of reopening schools, we are not permitted to offer after school care and after school variety clubs, however, we hope to reinstate these programs as soon as possible.
12) What language is taught?
Latin is taught in grades 4 through 8.