Admissions Overview

Admissions Overview

Admission Information and Non-Discriminatory Policy

All Catholic schools admit students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. St. Anthony of Padua Grade School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in the educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.

Children entering preschool must be three (3) years of age by August 31.

Children entering kindergarten must be five (5) years of age by August 31.  Students will be conditionally accepted into kindergarten with full acceptance contingent upon displayed readiness.

At the time of registration, all new students seeking admission to St. Anthony of Padua Grade School are evaluated and placed on the basis of current standardized test scores and report cards. Students transferring from another Catholic school in the Diocese of Wilmington may be exempt from an entrance evaluation.

Requirements include:

*Health Records

*Immunization Records

*Birth Certificate (original)

*Baptismal Certificate (Catholic applicants only)

*Report Cards

*Standardized Test Results

Parents of students applying for admission in grades 1-8 must present a copy of the current report card and standardized test results. These will be reviewed to determine whether the program at St. Anthony of Padua Grade School will meet the educational needs of the student. An interview with the student may be part of the admission process. Testing in some academic areas may be held for new incoming students in grades K-8 to ensure placement in the appropriate classes.

All new students will be given a trial period in which to adjust to the school, both socially and academically. If, during this trial period, there are any problems, the parents may decide to withdraw.  St. Anthony of Padua Grade School reserves the right to determine whether we are able to meet the student’s needs. Families must notify the school in writing if a student is withdrawn from the school.

Parents as Partners

As partners in the educational process at St. Anthony of Padua Grade School, we ask parents:

  • To participate actively in school activities, such as Home & School meetings and parent-teacher conferences
  • To understand that the student is responsible for any school books or property used
  • To notify the school with a written note when the student has been absent or tardy
  • To notify the school office of any changes of address, email, or important phone numbers as soon as possible
  • To meet all financial obligations to the school
  • To inform the school of any special situation regarding the student’s well-being, academic needs, safety, and health
  • To promptly complete and return to school any requested information
  • To read school notes and newsletters and to show interest in the student’s total education
  • To support the religious and educational goals of the school
  • To support and cooperate with the discipline policy of the school
  • To treat teachers with respect and courtesy in discussing student problems
  • To set rules, times, and limits so that your child:
    • Gets to bed early on school nights
    • Arrives at school on time and is picked up on time at the end of the day
    • Is dressed according to the school dress code
    • Completes assignments on time
    • Has lunch packed or ordered from YAY Lunch (by Saturday of the week prior)
    • Has a healthy snack each day