General Admission

Admission rules are established to ensure that all Catholics have an equal opportunity to enroll their children in a Catholic school. Priority will be given to Catholic students seeking admission to the Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese.

Families should be "practicing Catholics" who are registered in a parish and attend Sunday Mass regularly.  Families should support the parish by using envelopes and participating in the work  activities required of them.

PRIORITIES FOR ADMITTANCE INTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

  1. Children presently enrolled in the school if they and their families meet the expectations of the school.
  2. Siblings of children already in the school, whose families are practicing Catholics active in the parish.
  3. Children whose families are practicing Catholics active in the parish.
  4. Siblings of children already in the school, whose families are practicing Catholics active in other parishes.
  5. Children whose families are practicing Catholics coming into the parish, who have been attending Catholics school elsewhere.
  6. Children whose families are practicing Catholics active in other parishes.
  7. Children whose families are either not practicing Catholics or not active in their parishes.
  8. Non-Catholics. Enrollment of more than 15% non-Catholics in any grade requires the approval of the Board of Directors. Once accepted into the school, non-Catholics need meet only the criteria expected of other students to be re-admitted in subsequent years. Siblings of non-Catholics cannot be given priority over Catholics.

PARTICIPATION:

Once your child has been admitted to the school as an active school community member, you will be required to participate in the various activities of the school, including fundraising. If you do not fulfill these requirements of participation, you will be assessed a penalty fee. These cheques must be made payable to the school.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

If your family is experiencing financial hardship, you should contact the pastor to discuss financial assistance in helping you meet your tuition payments.