Among the factors considered for entrance to St. Mark’s Cathedral School are character, interests, ability, record of achievement, class diversity, parent and/or student commitment to learning, and the ability of the school to serve the needs of the student. St. Mark’s 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 the school.
The school facilities are provided and supported by St. Mark’s Cathedral. Because St. Mark’s is family oriented, qualified siblings and members of the Cathedral are given preference in admission. After classes are filled, qualified students are placed in a waiting pool. As openings occur, these students are offered admission. Registration and technology fees, as well as tuition payments, must be received by the date specified in the Enrollment Contract.
The Application Form
The first step to enrollment at St. Mark’s is to submit a completed application with the non-refundable application fee of $50.00. These will be available beginning September 27, 2010. The deadline for submission is December 17th, 2010. Applications received after this date will be deemed “late” and may not be included with the first round of decisions. Contracts will be mailed in January 2011. All forms, teacher evaluations, and school records are due by February 25, 2011. Admission decision letters will be mailed on March 15, 2011 to all applicants who have met the specified deadlines.
Open House Information
A preschool open house will be held on November 10th from 9M until 11 AM. Check-in is at the White House. There will be a school-wide open house on January 14, 2011.
Admissions Age Requirements
Candidates for preschool must meet the following age requirements: Applicants to Young K3 must be 3 by January 1 of the year of admission. Applicants to regular K3 must be 3 by September 1st of the year of admission. All preschool students must be completely toilet trained before the school year begins. Applicants to K4 and K5 must be 4 or 5 years of age respectively on or before September 1 of the year of admission. Applicants to 1st grade must be 6 years old on or before September 1 of the year of admission.
Students seeking admission to grades 1-8 are asked to visit in a classroom for a minimum of 1/2 day. Students in grades K3-K5 will visit with teachers at designated times during the spring prior to enrollment.
Applicants to grades K-8 will be tested prior to admission. Applicants who meet the 1st deadline will be notified of the testing dates prior to the fall in which the student wishes to be admitted.
There is 1 Teacher Evaluation Form required for each student entering K-5th grade. There are 2 Teacher Evaluation Forms required for students entering 6th-8th grades. The Teacher Evaluation Form(s) is/are to be completed by the applicant’s current teacher(s) and mailed directly to the following address:
Sarah Cantwell, Director of Admissions
St. Mark’s Cathedral School
2785 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104
St. Mark’s has limited need-based financial aid funds available for those families with children in grades K5-8th with demonstrated need. Applications are available from the business manager, Jennifer Burrus. Our school has contracted with FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment who specializes in processing financial aid for schools. There is a $20.00 application fee.