Admission Guidelines

Eligibility Guidelines and Conditions for Admission

In the admission of students to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, priority shall be given according to the following criteria and in the this order:

  1. Currently enrolled students
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled students
  3. Students from St. Catherine of Siena Parish
  4. Students from parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta
  5. Students transferring from another Catholic school (out of town)
  6. Students of another religious affiliation

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School complies with Georgia State Law for beginning age requirements for school entrance. To be eligible for admittance to kindergarten, a child must be five years old before September 1. For admittance to first grade, a child must be six years old by September 1.

All children must meet state standards for immunization. There is no provisional admission. Students will not be allowed to attend school without a valid Georgia Certificate of Immunization. For medical exemptions, a physician may indicate the condition on the form. The medical exemption is applicable when a child has a long-term condition that contraindicates immunization. Schools are required to notify the State Department of Health and the local Health Department in cases of student absences due to a communicable disease.

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School is unable to admit students that are in the United States on an I-20 or other visa. Students must be United States citizens or permanent residents to apply to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School. 

Local transfer of students from any public, private or archdiocesan school into eighth or twelfth grade are generally not considered. Students whose families have relocated to the Atlanta area may apply for admission into eighth or twelfth grade in an archdiocesan school.

Students who have received admittance into St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, yet fail to matriculate by the required date will be denied admittance and withdrawn without refund of fees.

Students who enter the school from home-school programs will be placed in a grade level determined by the administration following an academic assessment.