Below is an outline of our application/acceptance process:
Acceptance:
Students are accepted into our school on the following basis:
1. Parishioners who are registered and supporting members of our parish.
  • A “supporting member” of our parish is defined as someone who:
    • attends Mass at least 26 Sundays per year
    • donates $500 or more to the parish annually
    • volunteers at least twice per year at the church and at least three times per year at our school
2. Families who are currently enrolled in the YMCA.
3. Parishioners of surrounding parishes which have no Catholic school.
4. Catholic students from parishes with schools.
5. Non-Catholic students.

Families with children in our school the previous year shall have first priority for admission.

In no case will a family be excluded from our school in order to create room for new students
from the parish. However, ongoing non-support or non-payment of school fees or tuition will
make a family liable for dismissal from our school, except in cases which are in need of special
consideration by the Pastor.

Kindergarten

1. Kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1.
2. A Kindergarten Readiness Screening will be performed to evaluate all incoming
kindergarten students.
        a. Successful completion of the kindergarten screening procedures, as established by
        the screening team (the team members include the school nurse, the school
        counselor, the Kindergarten teacher, and other professionals.)

New Students

All students transferring into St. Anthony School are placed on a probationary period the first
year following admission. At any time, a conference can be held in the event that there are
concerns. Reasons to terminate a child’s enrollment following the probationary period include:
    a. Inability to adjust to the school or school programs
    b. Failure to pay monthly tuition
    c. Failure to comply with disciplinary standards
    d. Frequent absences or tardiness
    e. Lack of cooperation on the part of the parent/guardian
    f. Major infractions that result in continual formal detentions or suspensions
    g. Major infractions against the Social Media or Technology Policies
    h. Failure of parents to come to requested conferences
    i. Failure to comply with counseling requests
    j. Inability of school to meet special academic, emotional or behavioral needs
    k. Conflicts involving the Philosophy of the School

The school administration has the authority and responsibility to determine if the needs of each
student can be met by St. Anthony School. New students will participate in an academic screening prior to admittance.

All children accepted into our school will be required to have proper immunizations as prescribed
by the Montgomery County Health Department.
Parish families in need of assistance must speak with the Pastor.


Notice Of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students 

St. Anthony School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities 
generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies,scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. This institution is an equal provider.