Admission

At St. Vincent Ferrer School, we believe you should expect more from your child's education and we will strive to exceed your expectations every day. We will partner with you - your child's first teacher - to provide the foundation for a life-long love of learning.

 

Invest in your child's future.

Consider St. Vincent Ferrer School.

Admission Process

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Step One:​ Family Interview & Tour

Schedule your tour by calling our main office at 708-771-5905.

 

Due to COVID restrictions, tours are only available on Mondays at 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

Click here to view our virtual open house!

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Step Two: Complete the application packet and submit the fee

 

The application form is available in our office, or can be downloaded here.  The registration fee for new families is $150 per student.

The following documentation will also be needed:

  • Child’s birth certificate

  • Child’s baptismal certificate (if applicable)

  • Your child’s most recent report cards, standardized test scores and IEP’s developed (if applicable).  If transferring from another school, complete  the Request for Records form.

  • Your child’s most recent health forms

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Step Three: Register or FACTS

All families must register for FACTS Tuition Management.

 

You can find all necessary forms on our Tuition and Financial Aid page.

Need help with the enrollment and registration process?

Contact us or call the school office.

Frequently Asked Questions​
Who has priority admission?

It is our hope that we are able to accommodate all families who seek a St. Vincent Ferrer education for their children. However, classroom space is often limited and in these cases, we follow specific guidelines for prioritizing applicants. As classrooms fill, we will place applicants on a waiting list and notify them if a spot becomes available.

Priority for Admission:

1. Returning student

2. Sibling of a current student

3. Active SVF parishioner

4. Catholic student from another parish

5. Non-Catholic student

Returning students and siblings of current students have a set period to enroll or re-enroll for the following school year.  During this time, we will accept applications for new students, however no determination on acceptance will be made until the enrollment deadline for current families.

Once enrollment is open to new families, we will apply our admission guidelines and accept new students. We will notify families of their acceptance or of their placement on the waiting list. A formal letter will be sent to the home.

I'm enrolling my child in pre-school. What is your potty training policy?

See our potty training policy if you’re enrolling in pre-school.

What is the age requirement for each grade level?

On or before September 1st:

  • a child entering the three year old program must be three years of age.

  • a child entering Junior Kindergarten must be four years of age.

  • a child entering Kindergarten must be five years of age.

  • a child entering First Grade must be six years of age.

What if we are transferring from another school?

If a student is transferring from another school in grades 1-8, an interview with the principal is required prior to admission. In addition, we require a completed release of records from the previous school.