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Process

The admission process can sometimes seem overwhelming, particularly if you are experiencing it for the first time. St. Paul’s attempts to make the admission process as simple as possible for parents and for children. We will be glad to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our school hosts several open house events during the year. We also offer private school tours scheduled at the family’s convenience.

Open House Dates

Early Childhood (2 years old through 1st grade) :: October 19, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Middle School (5th grade through 8th grade) :: January 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Early Childhood & Lower School (2 years old through 4th grade) :: February 1, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Open Tour Date :: April 12, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

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Notification Dates

Pre-K & Kindergarten:
Acceptance Letters Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Reply Due: Thursday, March 22, 2018

1st – 8th Grade:
Acceptance Letters Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Reply Due: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pre - K

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, it is advisable to submit the application in the fall prior to the desired school year.

  • Applicants should be 4 years old by August 31 for Pre-K admission.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Teacher recommendation from current school (Teacher Recommendation Form will be sent to the school by St. Paul’s)
  • Observation at current school
  • Play day at St. Paul’s or a visit with the current Pre-K class if attendance at the play day is not possible
  • Developmental screening to be done during play day at St. Paul’s
  • If application is made to other ISAS-New Orleans schools and an intellectual assessment is required, a copy of this evaluation should be sent to St. Paul’s

Kindergarten

Although applications are accepted throughout the year, it is advisable to submit the application in the fall prior to the desired school year.

  • Applicants should be 5 years old by August 31 for Kindergarten admission.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • School records and teacher recommendation from current school (Teacher Recommendation Form will be sent to the school by St. Paul’s)
  • Observation at current school
  • Play day at St. Paul's or a visit with the current Kindergarten class if attendance at the play day is not possible
  • Developmental screening to be conducted during classroom visit
  • If application is made to other ISAS-New Orleans schools and an intellectual assessment is required, a copy of this evaluation should be sent to St. Paul’s

1st – 4th Grades

  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • School records and teacher recommendation from current school (Teacher Recommendation Form will be sent. to the school by St. Paul’s)
  • Classroom visit
  • Current standardized test scores or testing to be done at St. Paul’s
  • Intellectual evaluation to be administered by a child psychologist – A list of psychologists who routinely administer this instrument is below. Please be advised that this list does not inlcude all evaluators, and you may use a reputable evaluator of your choice. Fees for this testing vary.

5th – 8th Grades

  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • School records and teacher recommendation from current school (Teacher Recommendation Form will be sent to the school by St. Paul’s)
  • Classroom visit
  • Current standardized test scores or testing to be done at St. Paul’s
  • Applicant interview, writing sample, and classroom samples from other subjects

Click here for a list of Psychologists

All ISAS-New Orleans schools mail admission decision letters on the same day. No acceptance will be made verbally or in writing before the agreed upon dates. Parents usually have one week to reply. Admission to St. Paul’s is based on the applicant’s intellectual and personal qualifications and the likelihood of a harmonious relationship for all parties in order that the best interest of all is served.

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