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Admission Requirements

Preschool Requirements

For Preschool Registration, please bring the following required materials to process your application:
  1. A state verified birth certificate. Children must have reached the appropriate age by August 15 in order to be registered.
  2. The registration form completed with all information requested. Mark your 1st and 2nd preferences beside the preschool class choice. Please print legibly, and sign the back of the form.
  3. A $10.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Class Size
Three-year-old classes will be limited to 18 students and four-year-old classes to 20 students. Priority is given to families of the local Catholic parishes and those with siblings already enrolled in St. Marys Catholic Elementary or Middle schools. Specific teachers may not be requested.


Kindergarten Requirements

For Kindergarten Registration, please bring the following required materials to process your application:

  1. A state verified birth certificate. Children must be 5 years of age on or before August 15, 2010 in order to register.
  2. The registration form completed with all information requested. Please print legibly, and sign the back of the form.
  3. Immunization records of the child – see below. A nurse will verify that the record is up-to-date.
  4. A $10.00 non-refundable registration fee.
  5. The child’s baptismal certificate (if baptized outside of local Catholic parishes)

Registration Notes
Full and shortened day classes will be offered with approximately 20 students per class. Priority will be given to families of local Catholic parishes and those with siblings already enrolled in either St. Marys Catholic Elementary or Middle schools. A specific teacher may not be requested.

Pennsylvania School Immunization Requirements
Children ENTERING SCHOOL (at K or 1st Grade) need the following vaccines:
4 doses of tetanus* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
4 doses of diphtheria* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
3 doses of polio
2 doses of measles**
1 dose of mumps**
1 dose of rubella (German measles)**
3 doses of hepatitis B
1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine or history of disease (with the first dose given on or after the first birthday)
Usually given as DTP or DTaP or DT or T
** Usually given as MMR with the first dose given on or after the first birthday


Transfer Student Requirements

Transfer students are most welcome to join us, but parents and the student must know that the transfer from one school to another is a very serious educational decision. In all cases, the primary reason for a transfer (other than a family move) should revolve around the educational and/or spiritual benefits that a child would receive. Any student who is requesting transfer will be evaluated for admission based on full disclosure of his or her academic, attendance, behavioral, and disciplinary records.
A meeting with the school principal will offer parents and the child the opportunity to ask many questions and discover much about the school. Tours are given at the convenience of the family. Also, the child is welcome to spend a school day shadowing a student at the appropriate grade level. Then, if a transfer is desired, three things must be done through the school office:
  1. A Registration Form must be completed with all information requested.
  2. A “Memorandum of Understanding” concerning the Catholicity of our schools must be signed.
  3. A Request for School Records must be filled out and signed.

Contact Us

Please contact Mr. Scott Scutella, High School and Middle School Director of Admissions, or Mrs. Bridget Roberts, Elementary School Director of Admissions, if you have questions or concerns, would like to schedule a school tour, or would like to request information about any of our schools.

Scott Scutella – Director of Admissions, Elk County Catholic High School/St. Marys Catholic Middle School
600 Maurus Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-834-7800
scutellas@eccss.org

Bridget Roberts – Director of Admissions, St. Marys Catholic Elementary School
114 Queens Road
St. Marys, PA 15857
814-834-4169
robertsb@eccss.org