ADMISSIONS

In keeping with the Christian concept of education, Saint Patrick School poses no conditions for admission other than the child’s ability to function as a student of this school and his/her willingness to abide by the rules governing behavior.  Under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Boston, Saint Patrick School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and in the hiring of school personnel.  The purpose of our existence is to impart the message of Jesus Christ according to the doctrine of the Catholic Church.  Students of other religions are welcomed, but must attend the religion class.  Saint Patrick School does not provide an option to the religion class.

The primary registration period for Saint Patrick School is during Catholic Schools Week, which is celebrated during the last week of January.  Registration is open to all with priority given as follows:

  • Students whose siblings attend Saint Patrick School
  • Registered parishioners (must be registered by June 30 of the previous year AND contribute financially to the parish)
  • Non-parishioners

Age requirements are as follows:
Pre-Kindergarten:  A child must be four years of age on or before August 31st in order to enter Pre-Kindergarten in September of that year.

Kindergarten:  A child should be five years of age on or before August 31st in order to enter Kindergarten in September of that year.

First Grade:  A child should be six years of age on or before August 31st in order to enter First Grade in September of that year.

The principal reserves the right to make adjustments in the age requirement, depending on the maturity and social adjustment of the child.

Students seeking a transfer from another school should submit the following:

  • a registration form
  • a copy of the student’s permanent record card
  • a copy of the most recent report card
  • current health records

For students entering grade 1-8, an interview with the Principal of Saint Patrick School is required before admission can be finalized.

Students who transfer into Saint Patrick School will be placed on probationary status for the first 6 weeks.  The student’s behavior and performance will be reviewed within that time period to make sure that the school is able to meet the student’s needs, academically and emotionally.