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 for all who apply. 

    Children applying to AACA for preschool 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.
    Students are given admission priority based on the following criteria:
    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. 

    1. ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE OR TOUR: Join us for an Open House or private tour of Alphonsus Academy. Contact Madeleine Durkin at mdurkin@alphonsusacademy.org to set up a tour.

    2. ATTEND A STUDENT SHADOW DAY (GRADES 4-8): If you are applying for a child that will be entering 4-8 grade, we strongly encourage your child to visit Alphonsus Academy on a school day and attend classes with a student ambassador. Your child will be able to experience daily school life and have an opportunity to meet future classmates. If your child is below 4th grade and would like to shadow, they are welcome. Please contact Madeleine Durkin at mdurkin@alphonsuscademy.org to set up a shadow day.

    3. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION: Submit an application for the 2024-25 school year by the deadline of January 31, 2023. 

    4.RECORD REQUESTS/TEACHER FEEDBACK FORM: Once you have applied you will receive an email with confirmation of your application’s receipt, as well as a records request for your child, if they are transferring from another school. We also request any 504/IEP documents that are relevant to your child's learning needs. The goal is to ensure that Alphonsus Academy has a plan to best meet your child’s needs.

    5. REGISTRATION UPON ACCEPTANCE: Complete the new student registration form that will be sent to you once accepted. You will also complete the tuition and medical forms, at that time. All links will be included in your acceptance letter.

    Applications must be received by January 31, 2023 for the 2023-24 school year.  Applications can be submitted any time before that date. The bulk of our applications are usually received between September and December of the previous 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.  
    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 admissions inquiries, please contact Madeleine Durkin, Director of Admissions, at mdurkin@alphonsusacademy.org