Admissions

Admission

Sacred Heart School personnel shall follow and promote an open enrollment policy accepting students without regard to color, race, gender, or national origin, and reasonably accommodate the disabled in its education programs.

Non-Catholic students are eligible for admission but must pay the full tuition determined by the Finance committee. Non-Catholic students must follow the schedule of courses and activities determined by school personnel.

A child entering Kindergarten must meet the Indiana state age requirements of:

  • Five years old on or before August 1

Kindergarten students must have:

  • proof of up-to-date required immunizations
  • a birth certificate
  • a physical assessment by a physician is highly recommended

Preschool entrance requirements must correspond with the kindergarten age requirement.

  • 4 years old on or before August 1 for PreK-4
  • 3 years old on or before August 1 for PreK-3
  • a physical assessment by a physician is highly recommended

Acceptance

When there are more students desiring to enter a grade level than the class size permits, the following policy will be used to achieve proper class size:

  • First consideration will be given to those who are active members* of Sacred Heart and have at least one sibling in grades one through six, if class size allows.
  • Second consideration will be given to those who are active members* of Sacred Heart.
  • Third consideration will be given to those who are inactive members of Sacred Heart.
  • Fourth consideration will be given to Catholics in other parishes.
  • Fifth consideration will be given to non-Catholic families.

Application of this policy lies within the jurisdiction of the pastor whose decisions are final.

* Active member means weekly Mass attendance and financial support of the parish by "striving to tithe".