Dates and Policies

Along with the application, all prospective students should submit the following:

  • Birth certificate
  • Baptismal certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of most recent report card or progress report
  • Copy of most recent standardized test scores (if applicable)
  • A current picture of your child (wallet size)
  • Non-refundable application fee of $100 per student ($200 max. per family)

Pre-Kindergarten Admission Requirements:

  • Pre-K students must be 4 years old by September 1st of the enrollment year.
  • Pre-K students must be able to use the restroom independently and without adult assistance by the start of the school year.
  • For a list of frequently asked questions about Pre-K, please click here.

Kindergarten Admission Requirements:

  • Must be 5 years old by September 1st of the enrollment year
  • Successful completion of the entrance assessment

Grades 1-5 Admission Requirements:

  • Must have successfully completed the previous grade
  • Successful completion of the St. Louis School entrance assessment

Grades 6-8 Admission Requirements:

  • Must have successfully completed the previous grade
  • Shadow visit
  • Personal interview with school guidance counselor or administrator
  • Successful completion of the St. Louis School entrance assessment

St. Louis School conducts admission on a rolling basis. This means that you may continue to apply for admission to the school as long as there is space available in the grade of interest. We encourage families to apply early! During the 2017-2018 school year, the following “Welcome Wednesdays” will be held during the school day from 9:30-11:00 am for families of prospective students:

  • October 4, 2017
  • November 1, 2017
  • December 6, 2017
  • January 3, 2018 
  • February 7, 2018
  • March 7,2018
  • April 4, 2018
  • May 2, 2018

Admissions Testing:

Prospective students in grades 1 through 8: Once we receive a completed application, we will contact you to schedule testing for a mutually agreeable time. Once the entrance exam is complete, an admission decision will be made and communicated within a week. Prospective Pre-K and K students: Week of April 16th.

Registration Deposit Due:

We ask that all families who have been granted acceptance to St. Louis School remit a registration deposit of $500 within two weeks of the date of acceptance.

Private Tours:

If you are unable to make it to one of our Open Houses, small group tours are another great way to meet with school administrators and representatives if you have specific questions about the school. Enjoy a guided visit to the school with a personal touch. All tours require an appointment in advance.

Please click here to schedule a tour or request more information.

Admission Policy

St. Louis School adheres to the Archdiocesan policy of admission that students who desire an educational experience founded on the Christian philosophy of education and who fulfill the age, health, and academic requirements as stated subsequently, are eligible for admission to Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore without discrimination.

Further, it is the policy of St. Louis School not to discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, and/or national ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and admission policies.

It is the policy of St. Louis School not to discriminate against any applicant because of gender in any educational program and activity. Additionally, students seeking admission to the Catholic schools as a refuge or haven or for reasons that violate the Christian principles upon which the schools are founded are not to be admitted.

Admission Priorities

Admission is dependent upon the availability of openings and is based on the following priorities:

  1. Children who have brothers and/or sisters in the school
  2. Children of families registered at St. Louis Parish (length of time registered and participation in parish life are considered)
  3. Children of newly registered families moving into St. Louis Parish, transferring from another parochial school
  4. Children of newly registered families moving into St. Louis Parish
  5. Children of Catholic non-parishioners
  6. Non-Catholics

The religion of non-Catholics will be respected; however, the parents of such students will agree prior to admission that the non-Catholic student will fully participate in the St. Louis School religion curriculum, prayer, liturgies, and activities, with the exception of those activities not permitted by the Catholic Church, such as receiving sacraments.