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The Application Process

Thank you for considering Saint Benedict Catholic School for your child.  The Admissions process is more than just an application.  The Admissions process allows you to get to know the school and the school to get to know you and your student. 

  • Request Information - The quickest way to request information is to submit an online inquiry.  When your inquiry is received, Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications will reach out to you.

  • Schedule a Visit - We have 3 Open Houses for the coming enrollment season - Nov. 14, Jan 27, Mar 27. (See our Admissions Calendar here to register to attend). Tours are also scheduled every Wednesday as part of our "Welcome Wednesdays!" For further information contact Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications (email,

  • Submit an application - Begin by setting up an Online Account then sign in and continue to Complete Online Application including payment of a $50 application fee (non refundable). 

Grade Specific requirements are listed below:

Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten

For Junior Kindergarten children must be 4 years old by September 30.  Kindergarten is geared toward children who are 5 years old by September 30 of the entering school year. Since every child develops at a different pace, the assessment process helps place children based on their readiness and not solely on their chronological age.

Evaluation Form:   Evaluation Form to be completed by the student's school is required for applicants currently attending preschool and is included in the Online Application.  Email information for the current preschool will be required and the evaluation request will be sent directly to the preschool via email.  All Evaluations will come directly to Saint Benedict School.

Assessment:  Applicants for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten are assessed at Saint Benedict.  Assessment dates upcoming are January 27, 2019 (9-10am) and February 8, 2019 (9-10am).  Please register for an upcoming assessment here. During the assessment, teachers will observe the applicant in both an individual and group setting.  Alternatives will be arranged for late and out of town applications.

Grades 1-8

Records Release Form :  The Records Release form is part of the online Application and will allow Saint Benedict to request information from the applicant's current school.

Shadow Day :  Shadow day will provide an applicant the opportunity to visit the school and attend class with their contemporaries.  Once we have received your application, we will schedule a Shadow Day for your student. Questions? Contact Gretchen Ridgely, our Director of Admissions & Communications (email,

Assessment:  Assessments may be accomplished during the "Shadow Day" or scheduled for a separate time. 


Summer applications, although out of cycle, will be considered.  As school is not in session the "Shadow Day" is not possible and will be replaced by an alternative activity, determined by the student's age and teacher availability.  

Acceptance is contingent upon the evaluation of academic records, on-site assessments, and student visit. There will be no distinction made as to race, sex, or nationality. Catholic parents who are active members of Saint Benedict Church are given first consideration, followed by Catholics from other parishes, and then Non-Catholic students.  Some preference is given to siblings of current students.

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