The following steps must be completed in order to be considered for admission to Saint Patrick Catholic School. Please contact the Admissions Office at (757) 213-0847 with questions about the required elements detailed below.
When your application is received by the Admissions Office, you will be contacted to schedule a family interview. Applications that are submitted by January 15 are considered in the first wave of admissions. Afterwards, applications are processed on a rolling basis. If you need a paper application, please contact the Admissions Office at (757) 213-0847.
Our tours are designed to provide parents with the best possible opportunity to "get to know" Saint Patrick. The tour serves as an introduction to our curriculum that is structured around the intentional total formation of every student. It is preferred that parents attend a Snapshot prior to the Family Interview.
Your interview with the Director of Admissions will serve as an opportunity to develop your understanding of the Saint Patrick Catholic School philosophy. It will also allow us to begin a dialog of parent collaboration that is the cornerstone of our belief that parents are the primary educators. Plan to spend approximately 60 minutes during this visit. Bring the following documents to the Family Interview:
Applicant’s original birth certificate
$50 application fee (per applicant, cash or check only)
Parent Student Survey (available on the Candidate's Admissions Progress page)
Photo of the applicant (optional)
If applicable, a copy of any educational evaluation performed by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor.
Saint Patrick Catholic School will collect student records, teacher recommendations, and a parish recommendation* for all Candidates as part of the admissions process. Parents can access these form directly from the Candidate's Admissions Progress page.
Record Release Form — Login to MySTPCS > Click candidate’s name to go to the Admissions Progress page > Click School Records > Click Download
Print and fill out the form completely. Take it to your child’s current school. They will send a copy of your child’s records directly to Saint Patrick for the purpose of admissions.
Teacher Recommendation Form — Login to MySTPCS > Click candidate’s name to go to the Admissions Progress page > Click Teacher Recommendation > Click Download
Print and fill out the the top box of the form. Take the Teacher Recommendation Form to your child’s current school. The current teacher will complete the confidential form, and send it back to Saint Patrick.
Candidates applying for grades 6-8 must submit two Teacher Recommendation Forms — one from the current English teacher and one from the current Math teacher.
Parish Recommendation Form* — Login to MySTPCS > Click candidate’s name to go to the Admissions Progress page > Click Parish Recommendation > Click Download
The Parish Recommendation is only a requirement for families who are registered parishioners at a Catholic church.
Print and fill out the top box of the form. Take it to your parish office. The Church will complete the form, and send it back to Saint Patrick.
All applicants (Kindergarten-8th grade) will complete a writing sample during the family interview.
Pre-Kindergarten applicants will participate in a classroom experience. Plan to spend approximately 60 minutes.
Pre-Kindergarten applicants may also be observed in their current preschool setting as a part of the Admissions Assessment. This is scheduled by the Director of Admissions with the applicant's preschool director.
Testing is scheduled for rising Kindergarten through eighth grade students with the Director of Admissions. Plan to spend approximately 35-120 minutes for these assessments, depending on grade level.
*Prospective students are often invited to spend a day shadowing a current student as part of the admissions process. We may also require applicants to complete additional assessments.*