POLICY Approved: July 1, 2013
Revised: September 1, 2023
The Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic schools admit qualified students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, in the administration of educational policies, admission policies and scholarship and loan programs.
Preference in admission shall be granted to practicing members of the Catholic faith as well as siblings of currently enrolled students.
The Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic schools may not be able to provide an appropriate education to all students with special needs due to their limited resources.
The age for kindergarten admission shall be that the child reaches age 5 on or before January 1 of the school year of attendance. Schools may not admit students who are below the established age without approval from the Superintendent of Schools. Schools must utilize a screening process before acceptance to determine readiness. Entrance into the prekindergarten program must reflect kindergarten guidelines.
No student shall be permitted to repeat a grade level already successfully completed without approval from the Superintendent of Schools.
By applying for admission to a Diocese of Bridgeport Catholic school, parent(s)/guardian(s) acknowledge and agree that they will support the school’s mission and commitment to the Catholic faith.
Parent(s)/guardian(s) shall enter into a tuition agreement and agree to be bound by the policies and procedures of the school.