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Admissions

Begin your Cavalier journey today.

 

Open registration for new students takes place at the beginning of February.

At St. Joseph School, we believe education transforms lives. That’s why we invite you to review the information below and start the admissions process with us today. St. Joseph is a Parish School and partners with families to educate children. Admission to the school will be considered for any child whose parents/guardians submit the required paperwork and complete a registration form during the enrollment period, and provide the necessary registration fee. Registration packets can be picked up in the school office anytime during the school day beginning in January. Students will be accepted in the order outlined below. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

 

Order of Acceptance

In-House

Priority 1

Parents of students currently enrolled in kindergarten through seventh grade shall have the opportunity to re-register their child/ren for the next school year beginning the third week in January. Registration form and fees must be completed to secure the student’s spot. Priority registration will be guaranteed until February 1.

Parishioner Siblings

Priority 2

Registration of children with siblings who are currently enrolled in or have graduated for St. Joseph whose parents/guardians are parishioners will be included during the January re-registration period. Registration materials and fees must be completed to secure the student’s spot. Priority registration will be guaranteed until February 1. In the event that a grade level reaches capacity enrollment, seniority of registration based on original registration date in the parish will be the determining factor.

New School Family Parishioners

Priority 3

Registration of children whose parents/guardians are parishioners of St. Joseph with no students currently enrolled or graduated will occur beginning the first Monday in February. Registration materials and fees must be completed to secure the student’s spot. Priority registration will be guaranteed until March 1. In the event that a grade level reaches capacity enrollment, seniority of registration based on original registration date in the parish will be the determining factor.

Non-Parishioners

Priority 4

Open enrollment will occur beginning on the first Monday in March in the following order, provided registration materials and fees are completed:

  1. Children with siblings who are currently enrolled in St. Joseph whose parents/guardians are member of other Catholic parishes.

  2. Children with siblings who are currently enrolled in St. Joseph whose parents/guardians are member of other faith traditions.

  3. All other children based on the date the school registration materials were completed.

In the event that a grade level reaches capacity enrollment, the date the registration materials and fees were completed and returned will be the determining factor.

 
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Registration Checklist

The following forms are required for a student’s registration to be complete:

  1. Registration Form with Book Fee and New Student Fee (non-refundable)

  2. Copy of Birth Certificate

  3. Copy of Baptismal Certificate

  4. Copy of Social Security Card

  5. Medical Exam Form (completed within 6 months of the first day of school)

  6. Current Health Immunization Record

  7. Students grade 1-8, a signed Student Record Request

All kindergarten registrations and first time enrollees in Kentucky schools must have:

  1. Kentucky Immunization Certificate

  2. Kentucky Medical Form

 

Schedule a Visit

Tour St. Joseph

We are very happy that you are interested in St. Joseph School for your child. We believe we have an outstanding program that educates the whole child – spiritually, academically, socially, and personally. We welcome you to be part of our school community! Please contact the school office at (859) 578-2742 or principal, Ms. Sally Zeck at szeck@sjscrescent.org if you have any questions.

Prospective Family Open House

Each January we hold a Prospective Family Open House during the school day so that families can see our school in action. There are two sessions, a morning and an afternoon. Each session begins with a brief presentation giving an overview of our school, followed by small group tours through our facilities. Please call the school office to make a reservation for our Prospective Family Open House.

Schedule a Personal Tour or Shadow Day

Personal tours and Shadow Day experiences are available throughout the school year. The school office is open from 6:45 am to 2:30 pm. Please contact the school office if you would like to set up an appointment to take a tour of the school.

 

Tuition & Fees

2021 - 2022 School Year

St. Joseph School is financed, in part, by tuition and fees that each family pays. The remainder of the amount needed to cover the cost of running our school is made up by parish revenues. As such, our in-parish tuition rates are offered to families who regularly attend Mass and are involved in parish life at St. Joseph Parish. For updated tuition and fees, payment plan options with FACTS, and financial assistance information, please click below:

Tuition Assignment Policy

Tuition will first be applied to each school family at the Full Tuition Rate. Then each school family who is already registered at St. Joseph Church for over 6 months and who qualifies as an ACTIVE parishioner family per the criteria below will receive the Active Parishioner Discount. This will be reflected as a discount applied in FACTS. The Active Parishioner tuition rate is equivalent to the former In-Parish tuition rate. If the family does not meet the criteria as Active, then the tuition rate will remain at the Full Tuition Rate. IF, however, during the course of the school year, a family has been registered at St. Joseph Church for at least 6 months and meets the criteria for Active status, then their tuition will be prorated down to the Active Parishioner Tuition Rate.

Active Parishioner Criteria

Being an active parishioner, first and foremost, has everything to do with being a disciple of Christ in our parish. In order to encourage the development of discipleship and to qualify for the Active Parishioner Discount, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Worship at the Holy Mass every Sunday according to the Lord's Commandment to "keep holy the Sabbath", and worship on Holy Days of Obligation as mandated by the authority of the Church.

  2. Help provide for the needs of the Church by giving oneself in active charity to our parish, the local community of Christ's disciples. This is accomplished by acts of self-sacrifice that take the form of the gifts of one's time, personal presence, involvement, and talents, as well as financial support of the parish.

  3. Be attentive daily in prayer and in-person to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ, to our neighbors, to the poor, the vulnerable, the sick, and any in need that circumstances present to us in our daily lives.

  4. Seek daily to know Christ more deeply and personally by learning more about the Teaching of Jesus Christ as taught by the Holy Catholic Church and laboring daily to be obedient to Jesus and His Gospel Truth, who reveals Himself through the Word and Sacrament in the work and life of His Pilgrim Church on earth.

 
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Enroll at SJS

Registration for new families for the 2021-2022 school year will begin on February 4th 2021. 
We are very happy that you have chosen to enroll your child in St. Joseph School.

 

Returning Families

Returning families can click the following link to start the enrollment process.

Enroll Here

New Families

New families please follow the link below to start the registration process. This will allow you to create your online account to use for enrollment. Once the account is complete, you will receive an e-mail with your user name and password and a link to activate your account. Once activated, you will be able to use the enrollment portal link listed above.

New Family Registration
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Sycamore

SJS Leverages the Sycamore Education Platform to Stay Connected.

Sycamore is a comprehensive school management system that is designed to keep information flowing between administrators, teachers, parents, and students. With full Google Education integration and a secure environment, Sycamore School’s powerful distance learning options help us stay connected.