Registration & Admissions Information

2019/2020 School Year

We are currently taking applications for all grades Preschool through 8th grade. For more information please call the school office at 614-444-8994 and ask for Mrs. Budd.

Our goal is to see that each child meets success with our program. Families will be notified when the admission procedure is completed. You will then receive a handbook that will outline uniforms, discipline policies, procedures, etc. 

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Admissions Procedure

The following components will be used to determine final acceptance for St. Mary Catholic School.

  • Completed Registration materials

  • Current school records must be presented to school principal within two weeks of registration (i.e. most recent report card and interims). However, if the first day of school is less than two weeks after registration, or school is currently in session, then the current school records must be obtained before the registration procedure can be completed.

  • An interview will be held with both parent and student with the school principal prior to acceptance.

  • School personnel may contact personnel from student’s present school to acquire and verify information regarding academic areas, conduct, effort, and attendance.

  • We accept all new students on a probationary basis. We will do all we can to help your child adjust to our surroundings and curriculum. It is important for your child to be cooperative in his/her schoolwork and behavior. Continued behavior issues may result in your child being asked to withdraw. After a trial period of one academic quarter, we will re-evaluate to make sure that our program is appropriate to meet your child's needs.

  • We accept the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship. If your child attends a qualifying public or charter, he or she may be eligible to receive a scholarship to our school. 

THE COST OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION

We understand that funding your child’s education often requires sacrifices, and sometimes, families do not think that a Catholic, private education is possible because of the cost.  We never want the cost of a Catholic education to prohibit a student from attending.  Therefore, we have many financial assistance and scholarship opportunities available for our students!  Some of these are listed below.  For more information, please contact our school office. 

  • Parishioners:  A $1,000 subsidy is given to each child whose family is a participating member of our parish.

  • Ohio EdChoice:  Any students who are currently attending or assigned to a designated public or charter school are most likely eligible for this $4,650 scholarship.  To apply, please contact our school office for a copy of the official application.  The list of designated public schools can be found here.

  • Ohio EdChoice Expansion Scholarship:  This scholarship is available for families who are low-income qualified and covers the complete cost of tuition. 

  • Parish Tuition Assistance:  Each year, thousands of dollars of tuition assistance are given to our families based on special circumstances and family need. 

  • Diocesan Tuition Assistance:  Each family is also welcome to apply for tuition assistance that is given through the Diocese of Columbus.  To apply, please visit: https://online.factsmgt.com/aid 

Acceptance Criteria

In the admission of children to St. Mary School, the order of priority shall be as follows:

  1. Children of St. Mary German Village parishioners.

  2. Newly moved into the parish with children and have been in Catholic Schools.

  3. Children from Diocesan parishes other than St. Mary.

  4. Children from non-parish families with students already enrolled in the school.

  5. Transferred from another Catholic School a) from parish schools that are closing, or b) from parishes not offering full programs, K-8.

  6. Non-Catholic families.

 

Other students transferring into St. Mary School may be admitted on the basis of personal interview with the principal.

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ABOUT US

Saint Mary School is a Co-Ed Roman Catholic Primary School for Pre-School to 8th Grade in Columbus, OH.

CONTACT

700 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206

614-444-8994

 

kwalton@cdeducation.org

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