ADMISSION TO ST. HILARY SCHOOL
The enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year in grades K through 8 is 557 students.
To inquire about admission to St. Hilary School, please click here or call 330-867-8720, ext. 343.
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STUDENT ADMISSION AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
The Admission Policy of St. Hilary School is in accordance with the student acceptance regulations of the Diocese of Cleveland. St. Hilary School admits qualified students of any gender, race, color, religion, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
St. Hilary School is a Catholic parochial school within the Cleveland Diocesan School System, built and supported by St. Hilary Parish. The first responsibility of the school is to serve the families enrolled in St. Hilary School and the parishioners of St. Hilary Parish.
In order to maintain an optimal Catholic educational experience for all students, the administration reserves the right to limit enrollment to a maximum of 25 students per classroom, 75 students per grade level, and 675 students total for the school. In the sole discretion of the administration, these maximum numbers may be reduced at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, the needs of students in a particular class or grade level and the ability of the educational staff to meet those needs. The administration reserves the right to establish a waiting list if maximum enrollment as determined by the administration is reached for a classroom, grade level, or the school.
If the number of applicants exceeds the number of students who can be accepted while maintaining the quality of education, children will be accepted into St. Hilary School in this order:
1. The family has children enrolled in St. Hilary School.
2. The family is registered at St. Hilary Parish.
3. The child is coming from a parish with no school.
4. The child is coming from a parish with a school.
5. Non-Catholic children will be accepted if there is room available.
6. If two or more children seeking to enroll for the same seat equally meet all admission criteria, priority will be given to the first to complete all steps in the enrollment process.
If applicable, copies of testing data and special education plans must be provided prior to beginning the process of application for admission.
All applicants are expected to furnish at the time of application for admission a copy of the student’s most recent academic progress report. Admission may be denied based upon a student’s previous academic, behavioral or attendance record. Applicants may be required to complete entrance or placement testing.
Students applying for entry into kindergarten will be required to furnish at the time of application for admission a copy of the student’s most recent preschool evaluation and must also complete St. Hilary School’s readiness screening unless waived by the school.
Previous schools will be contacted and students and parents may be required to meet with the principal and/or pastor as part of the enrollment process. In order to ensure success for the student, St. Hilary School reserves the right not to admit any student who, in the discretion of the school, will be unable to meet the school’s standards for academics, behavior and attendance.
A student must be five years old before August 15. Each student will be required to attend a screening which is not an “entrance exam,” but a tool to help the teachers better understand the child. Because of the large number of applicants, only those who attend kindergarten at St. Hilary can be guaranteed entrance into the first grade. New 2024-2025 Kindergarten students should be registered by February 9 to be included in Kindergarten Screening planning. For additional information, please call 330-867-8720, ext. 343.
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