Kindergarten Program

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The school day begins at 8:25a.m.and ends at 3:15p.m. The program is designed to match each student’s interests, abilities, and learning style. All areas of reading readiness are emphasized, and math readiness is taught through discovery and the use of manipulatives. Play is a very important part of each day’s activities and there is a short rest time after lunch. Our goal is for each child to love God, themselves and others, and love school.

 

Age Requirements

Students entering Kindergarten must be five years of age before August 30.

Registration Forms Required

A complete registration packet is available in the school office, or by calling 330-928-2151. Copies of each child’s baptismal certificate and birth certificate from the Health Department are required.  Please submit a photo of your child that the school may keep. A $100.00 registration fee must be paid before the application will be processed. Immunization dates must be furnished before a child will be able to start school.

Screening

Upon returning your registration packet, you may schedule a time for your child’s screening, which will be held on April 28, 2017.

Parents’ Meeting

There will be a meeting for the parents of those who have applied to the Kindergarten program on April 6, 2017, at 6:30p.m. in the school theater. Information about screening and the instructional program will be given.

Uniforms

Kindergarten students do not wear uniforms. Play clothes are recommended. Jeans, shorts, and tennis shoes are acceptable.

Before & After School Program

A before and after school care program is available. There is an additional charge for this service.

Admissions Policy

The admissions policy of St. Joseph School is in accordance with the student acceptance regulations of the Diocese of Cleveland. The school admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at St. Joseph School.

Tuition Policy

Realizing the importance of a Catholic education, the parishioners of St. Joseph Parish subsidize over 50% of the expense of educating the children of the parish. Parish rate tuition charged for a single child for the 2018-19 school year is $3960.

In order to receive that subsidized (parishioners) rate, the following expectations must be met:

  • The family must register as soon as they move into the Parish boundries.
  • The family must faithfully attend Mass and contribute in support of the Parish.
  • Diocesan tuition assistance is available by establishing an on line account at https://smartaidforparents.com