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Enrollment Process

 
YOUR CHILD'S JOURNEY STARTS HERE
 
Please apply online and send your $200 non-refundable deposit to the school office.  Checks can be made out to Notre Dame School.  All new students must submit a copy of a birth certificate and baptismal certificate for registration to be complete. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
llinois Age Requirements
  • Students entering Pre School 3 must be 30 months by August 31st of the school year
  • Students entering Pre Kindergarten must be 4 by August 31st of the school year
  • Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 by August 31st of the school year
  • Students entering First Grade must be 6 by August 31st of the school year
Class Size
  • Pre-School 3 - 12 students per session 
  • Pre-Kindergarten - 15 students per session
  • Kindergarten - 30 students 
  • Grades 1-8 - 30 students 
In the event that class size exceeds maximum enrollment, a wait list will be created. If positions within that class become available, they will be filled using the following criteria:
  • Siblings of existing students; 
  • Active registered members of the Parish
  • Catholics registered with another Parish
  • Non-Catholics
Applications for new students entering Pre School 3 will begin in January. Registration for returning students and siblings will begin during Catholic Schools Week. (A per family, non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of registration. This fee is not applied toward tuition.)Registration opportunities will be announced in the parish bulletin and school newsletter.

 

TRANSFER STUDENTS

All applicants and their parents/guardians must arrange for an appointment with the Principal and are encouraged to “shadow” in their appropriate grade.The Principal will evaluate all records including IEP’s (Individual Education Plan)or other reports.  New students must meet the same requirements as enrolled students to enter the next grade level to be able to participate in extracurricular activities.
Upon acceptance, the school will notify parents/guardians at which time all required fees must be paid and the required documentation submitted for registration to be considered complete (Birth certificate, Baptismal certificate & registration forms).
All new students are placed on academic and behavioral probation subject to review during the first two quarters of the school year following acceptance.

 

DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Notre Dame does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, scholarship programs, athletic, or other school-administered programs. We welcome students who are not Catholic, although parents and students must understand that participation in Catholic religious instruction, school activities, and community service related to the Catholic identity of the school is mandatory.

 

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition is established annually by the School Board and approved by the Parish Finance Council. Tuition and school fees are determined in the spring of each year. The School Board supports a tuition rate for parishioners and a premium tuition rate for non-parishioners.

In addition to tuition, each student is assessed a fee for technology and educational materials. 

 

TUITION BILLING

Timely tuition payments are crucial for managing the cash flow of the school’s annual budget. Tuition Assistance

In order to make Catholic education available to those who recognize its value, a limited scholarship program is available to assist families who cannot afford the full tuition. Parents needing assistance should contact the pastor to explore scholarship possibility requests.