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St. Aloysius School Admission Policy

St. Aloysius School will comply in every way with Diocesan Guidelines for admission of students as stated in the Handbook of Policies for the Schools of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

All students presently enrolled at St. Aloysius School in Kindergarten through seventh grade will be given first priority for admission for the next school year.  Due to the possibility of limited space, newly entering students will be accepted to St. Aloysius School according to the following criteria:

St. Aloysius School Admission Policy

*Note that an “active” St. Aloysius parishioner is defined as one identifiably participating in all phases of Church parish stewardship: Prayer, Offering, and Ministry. Minimally, “Stewardship of Prayer” means regularly being part of the worshipping faith community at Sunday and Holy Day Masses. “Stewardship of Offering” means regularly, consistently, and identifiably contributing to Sunday church support and/or building fund collections through the use of stewardship envelopes, automatic bank draft, or bank-by-mail, according to financial ability. “Stewardship of Ministry” means active and identifiable involvement in a Church parish ministry of service.

Students are accepted to St. Aloysius School based on space availability and the following prioritized criteria for Pre-K through 8th Grade:

1. Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living within the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with children presently enrolled.

  •  Children of employees of St. Aloysius Parish, School, or Child Care Center.

2. Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living outside the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with children presently enrolled.

3. Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living within the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with no children presently enrolled.

4. Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church, living outside the territorial boundaries of St. Aloysius Parish, with no children presently enrolled.

5. Children (baptized Catholics) whose parents are registered but are not active parishioners* of St. Aloysius Church. (follows the order above 1-4)

6. Children (baptized Catholics) from Out-of-parish Catholic families with siblings presently enrolled in St. Aloysius School.

7. Children (baptized Catholics) from Out-of-parish Catholic families with no siblings presently enrolled in St. Aloysius School.

8. Children of Non-Catholic families, who allow their children to participate in the school’s religion program.

**If all criteria are met equally and there is limited space, the child applying from the St. Aloysius Child Care Center will be given priority.  The St. Aloysius School Pre-K Program was created to bridge the gap between pre-school and kindergarten for our parishioners involved in this ministry, and we will honor that commitment.