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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 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 7th through January 11th. The visit will be about one hour in length. Half an hour of playtime and half an hour of an one-on-one assessment with a teacher. One or both parents are encouraged to attend this appointment because there is a “Parent/Administrator Meet and Greet” happening simultaneously. These small group meetings are about 30 minutes and are another opportunity for us to get to know your family and for you to discover more about our school community.
Grades 1-7: The assessment date for all children applying to grades 1 through 7 is Friday, January 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The assessments are based on the Common Core Curriculum of your child’s current grade level in reading, writing and math.
5) What is the application deadline?
Kindergarten: Monday, January 7, 2019
Grades 1-7: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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 the week of January 21, 2019.
Grades 1-7: Parents are notified via regular mail the week of February 4, 2019.
8) Are personal recommendations required?
No, personal recommendations are not required.
9) May we defer an acceptance to the waitlist?
No, you may not defer your acceptance to the waitlist.
10) What are the requirements for application?
Kindergarten:
• $225 application fee or $300 application fee if applying from abroad
• Family photo
• Baptismal certificate if your child is baptized
• One current teacher recommendation
Grades 1-7:
• $225 application fee or $300 application fee if applying from abroad
• Family photo
• 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
11) Is there an afterschool program?
Yes! The following is a list of some of the past offerings of after school activities that Saint Ignatius Loyola School students have participated in:
• After School Care
• After School Variety Clubs
12) What language is taught?
Latin is taught in grades 4 through 8.