Admissions

Application Information

ADMISSION TIMELINE for 2017-2018 ENROLLMENT

October 17, 2016

Information folders available in the school office

November 1, 2016 - February 15, 2017

First Early Childhood (PS, PK, K) application submission period:  completed forms should be submitted to the school office*;  parents will be notified of their application and acceptance status on March 6, 2017

February 16, 2017 -
June 15, 2017

Early Childhood (PS, PK, K) applications may be submitted  to the school office* for any remaining open Early Childhood spots; parents will be notified in a timely manner of their application and acceptance status
June 1, 2017 All completed Grade 1-8 applications should be submitted to the school office*
June 2 – June 15, 2017 Assessments for Grade 1-8 applicants
June 15, 2017 All completed Early Childhood applications should be submitted to the school office*
June 27, 2017 Parents will be notified of their application and acceptance status
August 1- August 16, 2017 Applications will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis for any remaining open spots, PS through Grade 8.  For students to start school on the first day (tentatively August 21, 2017), applications must be completed and accepted by the school office prior to Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

* The school office is open on school days from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

  • One completed application for each child applying.
  • The child’s original legal birth certificate issued by the state in which the child was born as required by the Illinois State Board of Education
  • A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate if the child was not baptized at St. Paul of the Cross Church; the baptismal date if the child was baptized at St. Paul of the Cross Church.
  • Application fee(s) (2017-18) for families new to SPC: $200 for the first student, $170 for each additional student, not to exceed a family total of $570.
    Application fee(s) (2017-18) for current SPC families: $170 for each new student.
    *Families will receive a refund only if St. Paul of the Cross School does not accept the application for the child(ren).
  • A copy of the child’s latest report card and/or a copy of the latest standardized test scores for transfer applicants, grades 1-8. 
    Please note that applications will not be accepted with any missing information or missing application fee.

 UPON ACCEPTANCE 

  • Complete one Smart Tuition Enrollment Form per family (or complete on-line enrollment at www.EnrollWithSmart.com).
  • Submit completed Medical Forms
    o Physical Exam: Required for all students entering Preschool, Prekindergarten (if new to SPC), Kindergarten, and 6th Grade.
    o Dental Exam: Required for all students entering Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th Grade.
    o Eye Exam: Required for all students entering Kindergarten.
       Note:  All three forms are required for any student transferring to St. Paul of the Cross School in any grade.   
    o Office of Catholic Schools Medication Authorization Form if applicable. 
  • Submit completed Extended Day Program (EDP) registration form if applicable. 

PRIORITY OF ADMISSIONS

1. Currently enrolled students of families whose fee and tuition payments are up to date.
2. Siblings of currently enrolled students of families whose fee and tuition payments are up to date.
3. Children of parishioners not currently enrolled.
4. Students transferring from other Catholic schools and/or students whose current parish has no school.
5. Children from non-parishioner families. These children would be required to pay the actual cost of education for a child who attends
    St. Paul of the Cross School. For the 2017-2018 school year, the actual cost is $5,744 per child (Grades Full Day K – 8).

For information regarding the Extended Day Program, please visit the Extended Day Program tab under the Parents heading on the website.

For information regarding PreSchool and PreKindergarten Handbooks and the Kindergarten Information Sheet, please visit the Curriculum tab under Academics on the website.

                                                                           Application Forms and Information

  2017 - 2018
  2017 - 2018 Early Childhood Selection Form
  2017 - 2018 Application Form
  Acceptable Use Policy
  Tuition Agreement
  Discipline Policy 

Tours and Open Houses

Please join us for a tour and spend some time observing in the Early Childhood classrooms to see why SPC is the Place to Be! 

To schedule your tour, or for further information, please call the school office at 847-825-6366. 

Tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and Classroom Observations at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

    October                     10/13/16
    November                 11/10/16
    December                 12/8/16
    January                     1/19/17
    February                    2/9/17
    March                        3/9/17
    April                          4/6/17
    May                           5/11/17
    June                          6/8/17 (tour only at 9:30 a.m.)
    Night of Information for our Early Childhood program (Preschool 3 year old, Prekindergarten 4 year old, and Kindergarten 5 year old)
    10/13/16    or    1/26/17     6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    All School Open House Catholic Schools Week
    1/29/17   *9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    *Prospective families are invited to come at 9:00 a.m. From 10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. there will be an all-school open house for everyone.
    *Grades 1 - 8 Prospective & Registered New Student Shadow Day
     5/18/17   8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     *Students must sign up by May 16th for this Shadow Day event. Please call the school office at 847-825-6366.

    PS/PK/K Prospective & Registered New Student Open House
    6/8/17     9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Admissions Process

Step 1: Schedule a tour and come for an open house.
Our doors are always open! Come explore St. Paul of the Cross School and all that we have to offer. Sign up for one of our monthly guided tours of the school and campus or monthly Early Childhood Open Houses. During your visit you will observe classes in session and have an opportunity to discover SPC in action.  Attend one of our Early Childhood Nights of Information from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on either Thursday, October 13, 2016, or Thursday, January 26, 2017. Come for a visit and hear a presentation about our programs, meet the teachers, and explore the classrooms. Or attend our Catholic Schools Week All School Open House on Sunday, January 29, 2017. Speak with the school principal, pick up an information packet, tour the buildings, visit the classrooms, talk to the teachers, and ask questions. We look forward to showing you why SPC is the place to be!  Please click here for the tour and open house dates.

Step 2:  If all your questions were not answered during the tour or open house, click here for some of our frequently asked questions.

Step 3: You have decided that SPC is the place for your child/children – now what?

November 1, 2016 - February 15, 2017: First Early Childhood (PS, PK, K) application submission period. Completed forms should be submitted to the school office*; parents will be notified of their application and acceptance status on March 6, 2017.

February 16, 2017 – June 15, 2017: Early Childhood (PS, PK, K) applications may be submitted to the school office* for any remaining open Early Childhood spots; parents will be notified in a timely manner of their application and acceptance status. 

June 1, 2017: All completed Grade 1-8 applications should be submitted to the school office*.

June 2 – June 15, 2017: Assessments for Grade 1-8 applicants.

June 15, 2017:  All completed Early Childhood applications should be submitted to the school office*.

June 27, 2017: Parents will be notified of their application and acceptance status.

August 1, 2017 – August 16, 2017: Applications will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis for any remaining open spots, PS through Grade 8. For students to start school on the first day, tentatively August 21, 2017, applications must be completed and accepted by the school office prior to Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

 * The school office is open on school days from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Please bring with you the completed application form, an original birth certificate, a baptismal certificate (date if baptized at SPC), and the application fee; transfer students applying for Grades 1-8 should also bring a copy of the student’s latest report card and/or a copy of the latest standardized test scores. Please click on the Application tab for forms and details. If you miss the open application dates and would like to apply at a later date, please contact the school principal directly.

Step 4: You have applied – what’s next?

All applications for enrollment are accepted based on the Archdiocese of Chicago admission policy. All students new to SPC in grades 1-8 are required to participate in an interview/assessment session before beginning classes. Upon acceptance, you will be sent information regarding family enrollment in the Smart Tuition program (our web based tuition collection program), required physical, dental, and/or eye exam forms, Office of Catholic Schools Medication Authorization Form (if applicable), and Extended Day Program (EDP) information and forms (if applicable). It is an expectation that these forms will be completed and returned to the school office in a timely manner. Upon receipt of these completed forms, we will send you an email filled with important information about the upcoming school year. This electronic mailing will have information such as: annual school calendar, lunch supervision, supply lists, hot lunch program, uniform information, volunteer sign up, Protecting God’s Children requirements, sports sign up, and more.

Step 5: Attend our Shadow Day or the Early Childhood Open House.

If you are considering an SPC Early Childhood Program or have registered a student in grades 1-8, plan on having him/her attend a shadow day, tentatively on Thursday, May 18, 2017, when they will have the opportunity to spend the morning shadowing a current SPC student. You must sign up by Tuesday, May 16th, if you are planning on attending. 

If you are considering SPC or you have registered an Early Childhood student (Preschool, Prekindergarten, or Kindergarten), join us for a new student open house, tentatively on Thursday, June 8, 2017; from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Let your child meet some of their classmates while you meet some of the other parents.

Step 6:  Watch for August emails.

In early to mid August, you will be receiving an email from the principal with important information about the imminent start of school. You will see important dates for the beginning of classes as well as information about medication procedures, what days to bring lunches and beverages, when milk service begins, etc.  If you have a child attending Preschool, Prekindergarten, or Kindergarten you will also be getting an email from your child’s teacher. This email will inform you of the date and time of your orientation sessions and give you a short supply list. 

 

Admission Forms

 

 


These forms are required for all students who will be new to
St. Paul of the Cross School 

 2017-2018 Early Childhood Selection Form (if applicable)

*Please read accompanying items from our Student Handbook

Acceptable Use Policy

Discipline Policy

Tuition Policies and Procedures

 

 

 

 

 




 

UPON ACCEPTANCE

   Smart Tuition Enrollment must be completed on-line. New Family Smart Account.

   *Required for each family

   Physical Examination Information  Mandatory (Illinois State Law) must be submitted by June 1, 2017.

   *Required for entry to Preschool, Prekindergarten (if new to SPC), Kindergarten and 6th Grade

              Physical Examination Information

              Physical Examination Form

              Religious Exemption Form

   Dental Examination Information   Mandatory (Illinois State Law)

   *Required for entry to Kindergarten, 2nd Grade, and 6th Grade

               Dental Examination Information

               Dental Examination Form

  Eye Examination Information   Mandatory (Illinois State Law)

  *Required for entry to Kindergarten Only.

               Eye Examination Information

               Eye Examination Form

 Note: All three of the above forms are required for any student transferring to St. Paul of the Cross School in  any grade. These forms must be submitted by June 1, 2017. If you have an up-to-date physical form (from  Preschool, Kindergarten, or Grade 6) dental form (from Kindergarten, Grade 2, or Grade 6), or eye exam form  (from Kindergarten) on file at your child's current school, please provide us with copies of these forms by  August 1, 2017.     

   Office of Catholic Schools Medication Authorization Form  if applicable

   *Required only if student will be taking/using prescription or over-the-counter medication at school.

              Form and medication must be brought to school office by a Parent/Guardian by August 16, 2017.

   Extended Day Program  if applicable

              Extended Day Program Information

              Extended Day Program Registration Form

 

For more information and forms pertaining to the school year, please click on this link.