Admissions Criteria

Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or athletic and other school administered policies. The school does not discriminate on the basis of disability, if with reasonable accommodations; the student can meet the academic and behavioral requirements of the school.

Given the mission of the school as an agent of Catholic Christian formation, the school will accept only those children whose parents demonstrate an understanding of the specifically Catholic nature of the school and a desire to participate in that mission. Specifically, the criteria for entrance and continued enrollment at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School are as follows:

  • The family should be registered in the parish. (While we do not exclude families from other parishes, priority is given to Our Lady of the Lakes parishioners.)
  • The family members should be practicing Catholics. (While we do not exclude non-Catholic families, priority is given to Catholic families.)
  • The family should be involved in the parish ministries and activities.
  • The family should regularly support Our Lady of the Lakes Church in proportion to their means. (this is determined through donations and involvement in the pledge programs.)
  • If the family has school-age children who are not attending Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School or another Catholic School, they should be enrolled in the parish Religious Education program (CCD).

Other items that are considered prior to admission into the school are: the length of time the family has been registered in the parish, whether or not the family already has children registered in the school, and the ability of the school to meet the instructional needs of the child. In matters of admission and registration, the decision of the pastor and principal is final. Students with an outstanding debt at the last school attended will not be accepted at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School until such debt has been satisfied. Students entering the early childhood program must be potty trained and meet the following age requirements:

  • Entering Pk3 must be 3 years old before September 1st
  • Entering Pk4 must be 4 years old before September 1st
  • Entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old before September 1st
  • Entering 1st Grade must be 6 years old before September 1st