Admissions Process

St. Cecilia School and Academy will admit students of any race, religion, color, or national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at our school.  St. Cecilia School and Academy will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, or ethnic origin in admission policies, scholarships, athletic, and other school-administered programs.



  • Parent/guardians complete initial application.  To request a New Student Application Form, please contact Mrs. Emily Roth, Principal, or Mrs. Sahara Chapa, Office Manager, at (314) 353-2455.

  • Potential student attends a shadow visit day; teachers provide qualitative and quantitative observations/feedback on student.

  • Potential students for grades 1 - 8 are assessed in reading and math; potential students for kindergarten complete the Dial 3 Assessment.

  • A post shadow day conference is held with the parent/guardian at the end of the visit.

  • A review of the potential student’s transcript (academic and behavior) is part of the application process and is a determining factor for acceptance.


Enrollment is considered complete when the school has (1) determined acceptance of student and (2) received the following in addition to completed application and financial paperwork (tuition agreement, financial aid, TTEF):

  • Payment of application fee

  • Copies of birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if applicable), social security card, immunization record, student records from previous school, and custody arrangements/parenting plans (if applicable)

For kindergarten enrollment, a child must be five years of age before August 1 to be considered. The school administration will consider enrolling a child with an August birthday early into kindergarten if all the following conditions are met:

  • The child scores in the top quartile of each area in the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.

  • The child attended a licensed pre-school program that can provide records of academic and social performance in that environment.

  • The child receives a positive recommendation for kindergarten from the pre-school teacher.

  • The child is observed and assessed during a visit day, in which the child actively participates in the kindergarten's regular schedule.  During this visit, the child is evaluated by the kindergarten teacher and additional staff to determine social and behavioral maturity.

The decision to accept the child for early kindergarten enrollment lies with the school administration in consultation with the kindergarten teacher.  It is understood that the school reserves the right to retain the student in kindergarten should the child not perform at adequate kindergarten level academically, socially, and behaviorally by the conclusion of the school year.

Waiting Lists

In the event that a grade reaches its maximum number of enrolled students, a waiting list will be established for any later applications.  If openings become available, those students on the waiting list who have completed the school’s application process will be accepted.