Admissions

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY St. Joseph Catholic School is open to students from pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin. The school admits students regardless of race or ethnic background, but preference in admission is given in the instance of a waiting list to Catholic students from St. Joseph Church Parish and neighboring Catholic parishes. Parents are deemed by enrolling their children in the school to agree that they and their children will abide by all health/safety guidelines issued by applicable civil authorities, as well as those issued by the school. The school will comply with all health information reporting mandated by civil authorities.

Registration

If you would like to register for the current school year, please pick up a registration packet from the school office. (Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Please contact the school for more information. 985-386-6421 or sjsoffice@sjscrusaders.org

Eligibility

Students entering preKindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year must be four years of age on or before September 30, 2020.

Students entering Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year must be five years of age on or before September 30,2020.

Students enrolling other grades mush have successfully completed and passed the previous grade level.

Guidlines for Admission

Precedence will be given to students entering St. Joseph Catholic School in the following order:

• Students presently in attendance and their siblings

• Registered parishioners who financially support St. Joseph Parish

• Students of the Catholic faith from other parishes

• Students not of the Catholic faith

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions A student must be four (4) years old on or before September 30th to be eligible for PreKindergarten.

Kindergarten Admissions A student must be five (5) years old on or before September 30th to be eligible for Kindergarten.

Registration Fee A student is not considered registered until the registration fee has been paid and all documents are on file. The registration fee is refunded to any child not accepted into the school. The registration fee is not refundable if the student is accepted into the school.

New Admissions The following forms are needed for registration:

• Completed SJS registration form

• Birth certificate

• Baptism certificate (if Catholic)

• Social Security card

• Immunization record

• Pertinent custody documents

• Standardized test scores

• Previous school academic records

• Educational or psychological evaluation results.

Documentation

New Admissions The following forms are needed for registration:

• Completed SJS registration form

• Birth certificate

• Baptism certificate (if Catholic)

• Social Security card

• Immunization record

• Pertinent custody documents

• Standardized test scores

• Previous school academic records

• Educational or psychological evaluation results.

Grades 1-8:
In order to register, originals of the following documents must be brought to the school for students in grades 1-8:

  • birth certificate
  • social security card
  • immunization record
  • baptism certificate (if Catholic)
  • report card
  • test scores

A registration fee is required at the time of registration for all grades.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the school with any question regarding registration. We can be reached by:

Phone - 985-386-6421
Email - sjsoffice@sjscrusaders.org
USPS - 175 N 8th Street, Ponchatoula, LA 70454