ADMISSION POLICY

 

The purpose of Catholic education is to give a well-rounded spiritual and academic education to Catholic children. We conform to the diocesan admissions policy:
 
Blessed Sacrament School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national or ethnic origin, or gender in administration of its educational policies admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, or athletic or school-administered programs.
 
Furthermore, we do not discriminate against immigrant children lacking in legal status, as required by Plyler v. Doe. Since the purpose of the parish school is to extend and deepen the life of faith and provide quality education, preferential admission is given to baptized Catholic children living with parents or guardians within the boundaries of Blessed Sacrament Parish. However, consideration for admission may be given to children of non-parishioners, non-Catholics, or parishioners living outside of parish boundaries at the discretion of the pastor.
 

 
A child entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 8 of that school year and complete a readiness test. Students entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 8 of the school year. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Catholic students, unless baptized at Blessed Sacrament, must present a Certificate of Baptism. A certified copy of each student’s birth certificate must be submitted to the school office within 30 days of student enrollment. Illinois state law requires a physical examination for each pupil upon entering kindergarten and sixth grade or into any grade if the student has not previously been examined as required by the State Code of Illinois. Students who transfer to Blessed Sacrament should have their academic and health records forwarded from their previous schools. Transfer students may also be required to take an entrance exam.
 

 
Blessed Sacrament School shall do everything in its power to provide a Catholic education to students with learning disabilities. Teachers will make every effort to differentiate their lessons to meet the individual students’ needs, and academic support is available through the use of teaching assistants and resource teachers in the classroom and through smaller self-contained classes taught by the resource teachers. Some additional resource services may be available through the local public school district. 
 
 
Updated 9/7/2018