Enrollment Process

ENROLLMENT PAPERWORK AND DEPOSIT DUE TO THE OFFICE: APRIL 5, 2019

Online enrollment form: https://bit.ly/2SMazHc

Paper enrollment form(print and return to office): Enrollment Form PDF

Enrollment Policy: 701.1

Holy Spirit Parish
Board of Education

STUDENTS

Admission

Since St. Malachy School is the most important educational extension of the Holy Spirit parish community, participation in the parish itself is de facto support of the school. Active participation in Holy Spirit parish includes formal registration, regular tithing, and worship with the parish community, and involvement in a parish ministry, program, organization, or event. Such involvement demonstrates a desire for Catholic education as a complement to living out a family’s Catholic faith in the larger context of a parish community of faith. Holy Spirit and the Board of Education endeavors to offer the opportunity for a Catholic education to all that desire it. Due to space and personnel limitations, admission shall be considered in the following order and priority: (see below)

Priority Enrollment

An annual deadline date will be set by which students must enroll to reserve their enrollment priority. On the deadline date, enrollment will be determined according to the criteria listed below.

After the deadline date, and space in the class remains, students will be considered based on the established criteria listed below. The maximum number of students in each class will be established by the Board of Education.  Once the class maximum has been reached, enrollment in the class will be closed. The Principal will place those children who are not admitted on a waitlist. If an opening becomes available, students on the waitlist will be given priority for those openings in the same order of preference as detailed below.  The waitlist will exist from year to year only, and the waitlist for each school year shall be established after the selections process for the upcoming school year has ended and shall terminate when the next school year begins.

Kindergarten – Eighth GradeIt is the Policy of the Board of Education that enrollment in St. Malachy School (Kindergarten through 8th grade) will be determined using the following:

a. Students, siblings of students (and graduated alumni) and students of employees currently enrolled K-8 in St. Malachy School whose families have fulfilled their tuition obligation.

  1. Children of Holy Spirit parishioners, according to the date registered in the parish.
  2. Students continuously enrolled in St. Malachy Preschool whose families have fulfilled their tuition obligation.
  3. New students from other Catholic parishes
  4. New non-Catholic students

Preschool

It is the Policy of the Board of Education that enrollment in St. Malachy School (Preschool) will be determined using the following:

a. Students and students of employees currently enrolled in St. Malachy Preschool whose families have fulfilled their tuition obligation.

  1. Siblings of students and students of employees (and graduated alumni)  currently enrolled in St. Malachy School whose families have fulfilled their tuition and tithing obligation
  2. Children of Holy Spirit parishioners, according to the date registered in the parish.
  3. New students from other Catholic parishes
  4. New non-Catholic students

Once a student is enrolled in kindergarten, they will be guaranteed enrollment at St. Malachy School through the eighth grade year so long as enrollment is continuous and obligations listed below are fulfilled.  Parents must re-enroll their children for each coming school year since acceptance for the next school year is not automatic. The School reserves the right to accept or decline applications for the next school year at the discretion of the school administration.  Such decisions are based on parental cooperation, student conduct and/or achievement, student attendance, and records of meeting financial and other obligations. Denial of readmission will be made in writing.

Children of the current Board of Education members will be given the same status as St. Malachy employees.

Administration of this criteria is the responsibility of the principal. In unusual circumstances, the final decision of the pastor will determine admission, or if he so directs, the Board of Education.

Deposits will not be accepted until January 1 prior to the academic year your child will be enrolled.  A deposit does not guarantee placement in a classroom, it demonstrates commitment during the enrollment period.

POLICY ADOPTED: January 22, 2001
Policy Revised: January 9, 2002
Policy Revised: 1st Reading 2/26/07

Policy Revised: February 4, 2019