PROSPECTIVE PARENTS
Thank you for considering St. Catharine of Siena School for your child.

Admissions Process
Please call the school office at 513-481-7683 to inquire about enrolling your child at our school. If space is available, you will be able to make an appointment to meet with our principal, Jerry Metz. Mr. Metz will explain all the aspects of our school program and give you a tour of our school facility.
Before a new student is enrolled at Saint Catharine, the student is given an assessment to determine if our school program will be able to meet the educational needs of your child.

Admissions Policy
The Parish School exists to assist parishioners of St. Catharine and our parishioners have priority over other applicants. Active members are those who have registered in the parish, who regularly attend Sunday mass and use envelopes for their contribution to the parish and who have a baptismal certificate on file in the parish.

The Parish School can also admit students from Catholic families not active in the parish and non-Catholic families as space allows. These admissions will be made on a case-by-case basis. A special tuition amount will be charged to those who are not active in the parish. Saint Catharine School admits students of all races, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the parish school.

New students are accepted on a probationary status for a minimum of one academic quarter. All new students will be assessed before being accepted into our school program to ensure proper academic placement.

Note: The pastor and principal always reserve the right to accept or deny enrollment of all Catholic/non-Catholic students

Kindergarten
Saint Catharine School offers a full day kindergarten program. A child who will be five by the end of the calendar year of enrollment, is eligible to attend kindergarten. In order to inquire about our kindergarten program, please follow the steps outlined above in our Admissions Policy.

Kindergarten Assessment
Every kindergarten student is assessed in the month of May preceding their year of enrollment by our kindergarten teacher. This assessment is performed to ensure your child’s readiness to attend kindergarten the following school year.

Kindergarten Orientation
A Kindergarten Orientation is held for Kindergarten Students and their Parents on the Monday evening before the beginning of the school year. At this Orientation, parents and students will learn more about our school program so that both students and parents are ready for their first day of kindergarten.

Ed Choice Scholarships

The EdChoice Scholarship Program Is Currently Accepted at St. Catharine School

What Is EdChoice?
The Ohio EdChoice Program provides state-funded scholarships to students who reside in the attendance are of a low-performing public school. The scholarships may be used to attend participating private schools. The EdChoice Scholarship amount covers the cost of school tuition.

For more information see the EdChoice Fact Sheet (http://catherinec.ciocensan.com/school/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/12/EDFactSheet.pdf).

How to apply for an EdChoice Scholarship?
Before applying for an Ed Choice Scholarship, your child must be accepted for enrollment at Saint Catharine School. Our Admission Policy can be found under Prospective Parents in the Family Information Tab of our website.

The Ed Choice Scholarship application will be included with the School Enrollment Forms that will be given to a parent after your child is accepted for enrollment.

Additional information at: http://EdChoice.ohio.gov or by calling (877) OHIO EDU (toll free).