Application Procedure

Age Requirement

A child may be admitted to kindergarten if the fifth birthday of the child occurs on or before September 1st

A child may be admitted to first grade if the sixth birthday of the child occurs on or before September 1st. (Archdiocese Policy 3060)

Admission policy for Transfer Students

Any student transferring to Visitation School from another school in grades 1-8 is required to have a con-ference with the principal before official registration. He or she will spend at least one day at Visitation School for informal assessment before acceptance is determined. Admission of the student is at the dis-cretion of the principal after conferring with teachers at previous schools and careful examination of school records.

Admission will be on a probationary period of twelve weeks. Probation will be based on academic and be-havioral performance as determined by teacher observation.

Entrance Requirements for New Applicants

  • Fill in the new student information form
  • Satisfactory academic progress in previous school(s) (documented by report cards/standardized test scores).
  • Recommendation from current teacher and/or principal.
  • Indication of good character and behavior patterns which would not be a disruptive influence in the school, classroom or playground.
  • Copies of birth and baptismal certificates for Catholic students; birth certificates for non-Catholic students.
  • Immunization records, according to state guidelines.
  • Registration fees paid.

Continuation Requirements for Returning Students

  • Satisfactory academic progress commensurate with ability and grade level.
  • Satisfactory patterns of attendance/punctuality.
  • Behavior patterns which are not a disruptive influence in the school, classroom or playground.
  • Updated immunization and health records.
  • Financial accounts current to 30 days (including Parent VIP Hours).
  • Registration fee paid (non-refundable unless the school determines the child may not continue.)
  • Consistent parent support of/cooperation with school personnel, policies and procedures.

Non-Discrimination policy

Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Portland do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of their educational policies, scholarship pro-grams, and athletic and other school administered programs. Attendance at a Catholic school is a privilege, not a right.

While Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Portland do not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them.