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Elementary School ( 1 - 8* ) Admission

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ( 1 - 8* ) NEW FAMILY ADMISSIONS POLICY

 

St. Francis Xavier School’s admissions process takes place primarily between the months of November and February, for new families who wish to enroll their child(ren) for the following school year.  However, enrollment of new students will continue throughout the year as classroom space allows.  In situations where there are more applicants than vacancies in a particular grade level, students will be placed on a waitlist and parents will be notified.  (Refer to WAITLIST information below). 

Please note that parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Parish are given first consideration for their children to be accepted into our parish school. St. Francis Xavier Parish School welcomes children and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic, or other school-administered programs. Non-Catholic students: parents must understand that participation in Catholic religious instruction and school activities related to the Catholic identity of the school are required.   Admission Criteria can be found in our School Handbook

Prior year applications for NEW students who are NOT currently attending our school do not carry over year to year.  If your child does not currently attend St. Francis Xavier Parish School, you must re-apply should you remain interested in St. Francis Xavier School.

* We do not accept transfer students in 8th grade unless under specific circumstances, which will be determined by the administration.
 

NEW STUDENTS:   GRADE 1 – 8*  ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS

 

Space-available enrollment is contingent upon receipt of all required information, a successful review of the application information, an admission interview and, and the payment of a non-refundable registration fee.  * We do not accept transfer students in 8th grade unless under specific circumstances, which will be determined by the administration.

 

STEP 1 - ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All requirements listed below must be received to be eligible for enrollment consideration:

 

  1. Grade 1 - 8  Registration Form (one per child). It is essential that this form be fully completed. Please email Advancement Director, Mary Tassi at enrollment@sfxlg.org to request registration forms. 
     
  2. ORIGINAL city or county birth certificate, which includes birth number – please note that a hospital certificate or state registration form is not acceptable. Copies of Birth Certificates are not acceptable. Originals will be returned.
     
  3. Proof of updated immunizations.
     
  4. Baptismal certificate, including those baptized at St. Francis Xavier Church. (If your child was baptized at St. Francis Xavier Parish and you need a copy of the certificate, there is a place to indicate your request on the enrollment application.)
     
  5. TWO (2) most recent years of Report Cards
     
  6. TWO (2) most recent years of Standardized Test Scores.
     
  7. Registration Fee:  $150.00 per student non-refundable* registration fee payable by check.  We are unable to accept credit cards for the registration fee.   *The registration fee check will NOT be deposited until a prospective student’s acceptance has been confirmed. Once a family is offered and accepts a space in the school, the fee is non-refundable.
     
  8. Special Services (if applicable): If the child(ren) currently, or at any time, receive additional academic or behavioral support (including at IEP, 504 Plan, or Student Support Plan) or special medical, vision, hearing, or speech services, please provide documentation of the services received.  Documentation will be reviewed in order to determine the school’s ability to meet those needs.

 

STEP 2 - VIRTUAL ADMISSION INTERVIEW

 

Please be advised, St. Francis Xavier School will be contacting your child’s previous school.   Virtual Admission Interviews will begin in February and will continue throughout the year as classroom space allows.
 

  • Families and new students seeking admission to grade 1 through grade 8* on a space available basis must be personally interviewed by the principal to review their academic achievement and determine if St. Francis Xavier School can satisfy the individual academic needs of the student. 

  • An invitation to sign up for a 20 minute virtual admission interview with the principal will be emailed to prospective parents beginning in February 2021 on a space available basis, and in the order that all requirements for enrollment were received.  At least one parent and the prospective student(s) must attend the virtual meeting.

  • Registration in grades 1 through 8* is NOT completed until after the admission interview to determine acceptance to St. Francis Xavier School has been conducted. Only after the admission interview will the order of acceptance be completed. 

  • A welcome letter will be sent to confirm acceptance. St. Francis Xavier School will review and make acceptance decisions based upon availability. In situations where there are more applicants than vacancies in a particular grade level, students will automatically be placed on a wait list.  (Refer to WAITLIST info below)

* We do not accept transfer students in 8th grade unless under specific circumstances, which will be determined by the administration.
 

WHERE TO SUBMIT REQUIREMENTS

 

  1. In person to the school at 145 N. Waiola Avenue, LaGrange.  During the school year: Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:45 AM - 3:00 PM .  

  2. Drop off in a sealed envelope through the mail slot at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Rectory at 124 N. Spring Avenue LaGrange, IL (when the school building is closed)

  3. Mail the required documents by USPS to the school marked “ATTENTION: ENROLLMENT” to: St. Francis Xavier School 145 N. Waiola Avenue LaGrange, IL 60525. 

WAITLIST & PRIOR APPLICATION POLICY


In situations where there are more applicants than vacancies in a particular grade level, prospective parents will be notified and students will be placed on a wait list. If an opening becomes available, students on the waitlist will be given priority for those openings in the order that all requirements for enrollment were received. 

  • The waitlist does not carry over from year to year.  

  • If your child does not currently attend St. Francis Xavier Parish School, you must re-apply should you remain interested in St. Francis Xavier School.  Prior year applications for NEW students who are NOT currently attending our school do not carry over year to year.

  • If at any time you wish to be removed from the waitlist, please contact the school Advancement Director, Mary Tassi  enrollment@sfxlg.org
     

VIRTUAL TOUR


Experience the vibrant and engaging community of St. Francis Xavier School, where FAITH, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, and SERVICE blend to develop each child’s potential.   Click here for the SFX VIRTUAL SCHOOL TOUR:   "We Pray, We Learn, We Serve, We Play"   Please let Advancement Director, Mary Tassi enrollment@sfxlg.org know if you have questions. We are here to help!