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Admissions Guidelines & Conditions

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic 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. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School 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.

In the admission of students to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School, priority shall be given according to the following criteria and in 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 Grade are generally not considered. Students whose families have relocated to the Atlanta area may apply for admission into Eighth 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.

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