Admissions Philosophy and Policy
The mission of St. Hedwig School is to nurture our students and guide them as they develop their spiritual, intellectual, psychological, social and physical gifts.
We seek students who can thrive in an academically demanding program; who show potential for engagement in leadership and service opportunities; and whose parents’ are open to collaborating with us to facilitate the development of the whole child.
The Admissions Team evaluates each applicant on a variety of factors, including academic records from current schools, recommendations from current teachers, interviews and performance on standardized assessments.
St. Hedwig School schedules readiness assessments for TK and Kindergarten, and academic assessments for students for grades 1-8. In all divisions, the admission process is rooted in finding the best match between prospective families and St. Hedwig Catholic School.
- Students applying for Transitional Kindergarten must be 4 years old by September 1. Transitional Kindergarten applicants will take a readiness screening.
- Students applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1. Kindergarten applicants will take a readiness screening.
As long as we have the resources to support the students, consideration for admissions will be based on the following priorities:
- Siblings of currently enrolled or previously enrolled students whose families are registered and active parishioners.
- Children of registered and active parishioners.
- Children of families registered and active in other parishes.
- Other applicants.
Non Discrimination Policy
Every person, as a child of God, regardless of race, condition or age has equal dignity and an inalienable right to an education. Therefore, no qualified student will be denied admission to St. Hedwig School on the basis of gender, race, color, or national origin. St. Hedwig School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, racial or ethnic origin in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school administered programs.
While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them. Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities, and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.