Enrollment Process

New Students: 

The Application for Enrollment for new students is now open.  Any current family who wishes to enroll a new student, i.e. PK3, PK4, K and/or transfer, must fill out an Application for Enrollment for that student. 

  1. Application

 APPLY NOW for 2020-2021

There is an application fee of $50.00 per family for all new and/or transfer students.  Payment can be made via cash or check.  Checks can be made payable to “St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School” and mailed to the business office at 316 North Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344, Attn:  Melissa Guy.  Families who have already paid the re-enrollment fee for a returning student DO NOT need to pay another fee for a new/transfer student who resides in the same household.

New families may also pay the $50.00 application fee via credit card.  Please note this link is ONLY for new families.  Families who are re-enrolling a student at St. Teresa of Calcutta should use the link under “Current Students”.

As part of the application process, we will need copies of the following documents.  These can be uploaded as an attachment to the student’s online enrollment application:

  •       A copy of your child’s birth certificate
  •       A copy of your child’s baptismal certificate, if applicable
  •       A copy of your child’s last report card for children entering 1st – 8th
  •       A copy of your child’s latest standardized test scores for children entering 3rd – 8th.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School admits students without regard to race, color, sex, religious and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies. The school reserves the right to deny attendance to anyone whose behavior is contrary to the ideals of the school or whose behavior or attitude is disruptive to the proper functioning of the school programs.  All new or transfer students will be subject to a three (3) month probationary period.

Students who can benefit from the programs provided by St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School shall be admitted on a space available basis within the following guidelines:

  •       Current School Families;
  •       Siblings of those students returning the following academic year;
  •       Registered active members of Annunciation BVM Parish, Immaculate Conception BVM Parish and Sacred Heart Basilica;
  •       Registered active members of another Catholic parish without a school;
  •       Registered active members of another Catholic parish with a school;
  •       Those who desire a Catholic, Christian education for their child(ren).

Please noteTo coincide with our local public school districts, all children enrolling in Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1st.  Additionally, with limited exceptions, all students in our full day Pre-K program must be 4 years old by September 1st.  All students in our ½ day program must be 3 years old by September 1st.  ALL CHILDREN MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED.  NO PULL-UPS.  Any child not meeting these age requires will be denied admission for the school year and encouraged to re-apply once the age requirements are met.  All students enrolling in either Pre-K program must be fully potty trained prior to the start of the school year.  No “Pull-ups” or training pants will be permitted.  

2.  Records Review, Evaluation and/or Interview

Once your child’s online application and documents are received, a member of our admissions committee will review your application and an instructional support teacher will review your child’s records, if applicable.  An evaluation of your child and/or a parent interview with the principal  may be scheduled at a mutually convenient time. 

3.  Acceptance Letter

Letters of Acceptance or Requests for More Information will be distributed to families.  After April 1st, students are admitted on a rolling basis until the specific class has reached capacity.  At that time, a wait list will be established.

Once accepted, all families MUST create a FACTS accounts and set up a tuition plan in the FACTS system.  More information on FACTS will be sent home with your child(ren)’s Acceptance Letter.

We thank you for your continued support of Catholic Education in the Adams Deanery.  God Bless!
Questions?  Please contact Melissa Guy, Director of Marketing & Enrollment at 717-637-3135.