Enrollment

Enrollment Process for New & Returning Students

1. Application

The Application for Re-enrollment for current students will open on Monday, January 17, 2022.  A link to the Application for Re-enrollment will be sent via Rediker to the primary parent on file.  All current families will have two weeks to complete their Application for Re-enrollment.  If an application for re-enrollment, including Re-enrollment Fee, is not received by Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., a spot for the 2022-2023 school year cannot be guaranteed. The non-refundable Re-enrollment Fee for 2022-2023 is $75.00 per family.  This fee increases to $125.00 per family on January 31, 2022.  

The Application for Enrollment for new/transfer students (including siblings not currently enrolled at St. Teresa of Calcutta School) will be available on January 31st.  The online link will be posted here.  Please follow instructions on the online form.  Any Application for Enrollment which is missing required documents will not be considered complete until all documents, including enrollment fee, are received by the Admissions team.  The non-refundable Application fee for new families is $75.00 per family.  This fee is waived if the family has already paid the re-enrollment fee for a current student.

As part of the application process, all new students will need to provide copies of the following documents.  These can be uploaded as an attachment (no more than 5 MB per file – photos of documents are acceptable) to the student’s online enrollment application:

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

Non-discrimination Policy

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 families, regardless of religion, must sign a Memorandum of Catholic Understanding each school year.

All new or transfer students will be subject to a three (3) month probationary period. At the end of such time, the parent(s)/guardian(s) of any student who is not progressing emotionally, socially and/or academically will be required to attend an in-person meeting with Administration, Teachers and an Instructional Support Staff Team member.  Personnel from Lincoln Intermediate Unit may also attend this meeting if the student is a resident of Pennsylvania.  At this meeting, it will be determined if any additional accommodations can be made to assist the student emotionally, socially and/or academically.  If  additional accommodations cannot be made or are outside of the offerings provided by either St. Teresa of Calcutta School and/or Lincoln Intermediate, the parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to withdraw the student from St. Teresa of Calcutta School and enroll the student in an appropriate educational setting.   

2.  Records Review, Evaluation and/or Interview

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

Prior to February 14, 2022, students will be admitted on a space available basis within the following guidelines:

  •       Current STC students (if Application for Re-enrollment is received after January 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.);
  •       Siblings of current STC students;
  •       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).

After February 14, 2022, students will be admitted on a rolling basis, without consideration of the above guidelines, until the specific class has reached capacity.  At that time, a wait list will be established.  A second class may be opened ONLY IF sufficient interest exists and student numbers make a second class a financially sound decision.

Please note:  To 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 at least 4 years old and less than 6 years old on September 1st.  All students in our half day program must be at least 3 years old and less than 4 years old by September 1st.  Any child not meeting these age requirements will be denied admission for the school year and encouraged to re-apply once the age requirements are met. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE FULLY POTTY TRAINED — NO PULL-UPS.  If a child is found to be using pull-ups or is not fully potty trained, including wiping, he/she will be excluded from class.   

3.  Acceptance Letter

An email acknowledging the prospective student’s acceptance to STC, or a request for more information, will be sent to the parent(s)/guardian(s) of any new or transfer student in a timely fashion.  Additionally, all new students will receive a Welcome Package in late June with important information including a Back to School checklist, and then an automated email in late July with homeroom assignment, etc.  The parent(s)/guardians(s) on file for returning student(s) will only receive the automated email in late July. 

4.  Apply for Financial Assistance and Establish Tuition Account

All families MUST create a Simple Tuition Solutions “STS” account and complete a financial aid application if any tuition assistance is being sought from either the Neumann Scholarship or any St. Teresa of Calcutta School scholarship fund.  This step must be completed no later than February 28th to ensure eligibility for any scholarship funds for both new and returning families.  All new and returning families must set up a tuition plan in the STS system prior to May 15th, 2022.  Please use this link to create your family’s STS account.  

More information on STS will be sent to new families in the Welcome Package and to returning students in the Friday Folder.  

5.  Provide Medical Documentation to our Business Office

Prior to the 1st day of the school year, students should provide the following to our business office:

  • Complete immunization records (PK-8th) (a screen print from an online patient portal is acceptable as long as the practice or doctor’s name is visible).
  • Report of Physical Exam from Doctor (K, 6th, transfer students)
  • Report of Dental Exam from Dentist (K, 3rd, 7th, transfer students)

Records for all students in PK – 8th (new or returning) should be mailed to 316 North Street, Attn:  School Nurse, McSherrystown, PA 17344 or faxed to 717-637-1715.

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.