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Admissions Information

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Catholic Academy of Stamford admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

As openings become available, the following priorities will be used to accept students to The Catholic Academy of Stamford:

1. Siblings of current students enrolled at The Catholic Academy of Stamford
2. Registered members of a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Bridgeport
3. Non-Catholic students whose parents accept the philosophy of The Catholic Academy of Stamford

The Catholic Academy does not have programs that address the needs of special education students.

Requirements

Children entering Pre-Kindergarten Three must be three (3) years of age by December 31st.
Children entering Pre-Kindergarten Four must be four (4) years of age by December 31st\.
Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age by December 31st.

All new students seeking admission to The Catholic Academy of Stamford are required to submit:
  • Application Form
  • Birth Certificate (original)
  • Baptismal Certificate (Catholic applicants only)
  • Registration Fee (per family)
  • Parish Affiliation
  • FACTS Tuition Payment Form
  • Health Assessment Records
  • Report Cards & School Records
  • Standardized Test Results
 
Also part of the admission process for students entering Grades 1-8 are:
  • An interview with the student (6-8 only) and the student’s parents. (1-8)
  • A classroom visit. (Grade 1 if requested by teacher conducting screening; required for students entering Grades 2-8)
  • Academic testing
 
For students seeking admission to Kindergarten the following is required:
  • Kindergarten Screening
  • Visit to the classroom if requested by the teacher conducting the screening
 
The records for students applying for Admission in Grades PreK-8 will be reviewed to determine whether the program at The Catholic Academy of Stamford will meet the educational needs of the students. All new students will be conditionally accepted and given a trial period in which to prove himself/herself both socially and academically. If during this trial period there are any problems, a student may be asked to withdraw his/her attendance at The Catholic Academy of Stamford.