• ADMISSIONS
     
    As a learning community comprised of students, parents, faculty and our parish leadership team, we seek to continue the development of AACA as a premier learning environment for all of our students. To support students in reaching academic excellence, our instructional program uses the arts to create and enhance learning opportunities for students both in daily classroom instruction as well in special arts classes. Based on this philosophy, our goal is to build a diverse community of families who value an active faith life and demonstrate this through participation in parish life. We also seek parents with a strong commitment to the mission and culture of AACA.

    All students who complete the admissions process are considered for enrollment. However, due to the number of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee enrollment to all who apply. 

    Children applying to AACA for pre-kindergarten through kindergarten must meet the September 1st birthday cutoff to be considered for placement in those programs. Exceptions will not be made, even if the child has previously been enrolled in a school that has made an exception to the deadline.
     
    ADMISSIONS PRIORITY
     

    Students are given admission priority based on the following critieria:

    1. Returning Students
    2. Siblings
    3. Tots
    4. Parishioners of St. Alphonsus
    5. All Other Applicants 

    Priority within each of these categories is given by application date and availability in that grade. 

    APPLICATION DEADLINE
     
    Applications must be received by January 31, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year.  Applications submitted by this date will be notified of acceptance by mid-February. Late applications will be accepted if there is an opening in the grade that the applicant is seeking.  
     
    RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION
     
    Parents of students currently enrolled in the school will be notified of the re-registration process conducted during the month of January. Current families are assured a position in the class for the next year if they re-register by January 31 and submit their family deposit by the specified deadline.
    NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY 
    Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admissions and educational policies, financial aid, athletics, and other school-administered activities.
     
    FOR MORE INFORMATION 

    For admissions inquiries, please contact us at 773-348-4629 Ext. 125.