Admissions

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Admissions

St. Katharine of Siena School is operated under the auspices of the Catholic Bishop of Philadelphia, a corporation sole, in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. All schools in the Archdiocese admit students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in these schools. St. Katharine of Siena School will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

Admission Policy – Grades 1 to 8 – the order of priority

  • Children of families currently enrolled in St. Katharine of Siena School

  • Children of parishioners in St. Katharine of Siena Parish

  • Children of non-parishioners where a Catholic School is unavailable

  • Non-Parishioners/Non-Catholics

Admission Policy of Kindergarten

  • Children of school families in St. Katharine of Siena School

  • Children of parishioners in St. Katharine of Siena Parish

  • Children of non-parishioners where a Catholic School is unavailable

Final admissions decisions take into account all of the policies outlined above, however other factors outside of this policy may affect student prioritization and selections are at the sole discretion of the principal and pastor of St. Katharine of Siena School.

Please click here to review the Application Process.

School Age Requirement

Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 30 of the year for which admission is sought. Children entering first grade must have successfully completed kindergarten, and be six years of age on or before September 30 of the year for which admission is requested.

Before acceptance, the following documents are required:

  • State certificate of live birth as evidence of age

  • Certificate of Baptism if the child was not baptized at St. Katharine of Siena

  • Record of compliance with the State of Pennsylvania and local health regulations,
    with all appropriate immunizations

  • All pertinent academic information and educational testing from the last school
    attended, as well as the prior year’s report card (for students applying for
    admission to grades 1 through 8)

  • Registration fee