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Admissions Procedures

Admissions Procedures for Grades 1-8


St. Paul the Apostle parish builds a community of disciples, strengthened by Word and Sacrament, to celebrate, live and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.


The children in our school come from homes in which parents consider the religious and intellectual areas of education as the most important reasons for sending them to our school. As Catholic educators, we believe that the intellectual development of the child should take place in an atmosphere which inspires the child to truly accept the Christian principles, namely, love of God, neighbor, and self, and to use the means of growing in the Christian life - prayer and the sacraments.


We believe that children have a right to every opportunity for maximum development of their potential ability. By acknowledging the child's individuality, we can attempt to provide for the difference among individuals. We must assist each one in forming a vision of their future, a realistic vision that promises fulfillment. It is our responsibility to communicate this promise of ultimate success to children, leading them to see that they have a vital role to play in the world, that they have something to contribute to the world around them.


It is the policy of the Scott County Catholic Schools Board of Education and the Diocese of Davenport that students meeting the school's reasonable academic and financial requirements are to be admitted regardless of race, ethnic origin or creed if the parents/guardians express that they are choosing the school because of the Catholic philosophy of education, the incorporation of Gospel values, the quality of education and/or other qualities of Catholic education.


It is the belief of the Board of Education that every Catholic youth in our parish who desires a Catholic education should have the opportunity to attend St. Paul's School. In cases of special need, efforts will be made by the Pastor and the President of the Board of Education to provide financial assistance to make this possible.


In order to facilitate a student's smooth transition to St. Paul the Apostle School and help us in meeting a student's needs, the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School enrollment process is as follows for children transferring to St. Paul's in grades 1-8.


  • Parent meeting with the principal.
  • Student to shadow at St. Paul's for a half-day minimum.
  • A reference letter from the current school principal, guidance counselor or teacher must be obtained.
  • Copies of state or standardized assessment information for each child.
  • Copies of the most recent report card.
  • Copies of Accommodation Plans, IEP's or 504 plans (academic or behavioral).
  • Completed enrollment forms and $125 fee for each child.


St. Paul the Apostle Probation Guidelines 

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School is committed to quality education within a Catholic environment. Students and parents are expected to support the philosophy, educational and administrative policies of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School.   
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School respects the dignity of all students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, ethnic origin or sex, as required by the terms of Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, Public Law 92-318 (as amended by Public Law 93-568) Acceptance of students for admission will be considered individually on the basis of past academic and behavioral reports, space limitations, and admission may be denied for any reason deemed to be appropriate by school administration.
All new students are on probation behaviorally and academically for the first quarter. All new students entering the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade must be carrying a ‘C-’ average. 
Parents and/or students who do not abide by or are disruptive in their actions toward school policies or instructional programs may be asked to withdraw from the school.