Admissions Policy

Tuition Policy

Please be advised that by signing your registration and tuition contract, this secures your child's place for the school year at St. Bartholomew Academy.  Should, for any reason, parents find it necessary to withdraw a student, St. Bartholomew Academy shall retain 80% of the overall tuition paid and refund 20% to the withdrawing family.  We realize circumstances arise, forcing parents to make this extremely difficult decision. However, from an operational expense perspective, we feel this formula to be more than fair for all concerned, defraying the costs of losing a potential student that would have attended if a seat were available to them. 

Policy on criteria for admission to St. Bartholomew Academy

Students will be admitted based upon the following criteria in order:

 1)     Siblings of students presently registered at St. Bartholomew Academy;

 2)     Parishioners of St. Bartholomew the Apostle;

 3)     Parishioners of regional Catholic parishes; 

 4)     Non-parishioners and children of other religious denominations.

All of the above is subject to the current size of the class, as well as, the needs, academic or otherwise, of the applicant being registered. Applicants not accepted due to class size may be put on a waiting list.

Transfer applications are accepted for consideration for Grades Pre-K through Grade 7, if class size permits and student ability is satisfactory. Students registering for Kindergarten will be screened for readiness into the Kindergarten program.  Students registering for grades 1 – 7 will be evaluated for placement.

Applications for transfer into the Grade 8 are accepted for consideration on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Principal and only if class size permits and student ability is satisfactory.

Technical Requirements

 Age

A birth certificate must be submitted for proof of age.

The Pre-Kindergarten student for the Pre-Kindergarten 4 Year Old Program must be 4 years old on or before October 1st.

The Kindergarten student must be 5 years old on or before October 1st.

 Immunization

An applicant whose immunization record is incomplete will not be admitted.  A full listing of the immunization requirements are provided below. 

Health

All new students are required to have a complete physical and dental examination before admission.

Assessment

Children entering Kindergarten are given a readiness assessment.

Catholic Applicants

A Baptismal Certificate and verification of reception of any additional sacrament is required.

Transfer Students

In addition to all the above items, a transfer notification, report card, standardized test scores and health records are also required.  All transfer students will be accepted on the basis of a 30-day trial period. At the end of this period, a review will be conducted by the principal and teacher(s) to assess the student's permanent status.