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1. Children of Active Pledging Parishioners will be given priority to the extent class size allows in all grades.
2. If there are more children registering for any grade than there are spaces available, the children will be accepted in the following order:
First – Siblings of parish families whose children currently attend St. Vincent de Paul School.
Second – Siblings of non-parishioner families currently attending St. Vincent de Paul school K-8
Third - Other parish families will be taken in order of their registration in the Parish.
3. Children of other/new St. Vincent parishioners will be admitted, providing the family agrees to support the parish by becoming registered and contributing parishioners.
4. Children of registered and contributing parishioners of other parishes having no school will also be admitted. Parish guidelines for tuition will be followed.
5. Children of other faiths are welcome providing the class size permits.
6. These priorities are guidelines only. The pastor and principal shall have broad discretionary authority in the application of these guidelines in specific situations
ADMISSION OF STUDENTS OF OTHER FAITH TRADITIONS
Recognizing the unique role of the Catholic school as an agency for carrying out the educational mission of the Church, Catholic schools are designed for Catholic students whose parents express a desire for the Catholic school's program and environment. However, the diocese encourages schools to welcome students of other faith traditions. In accepting students of other faith traditions, Catholic schools shall be directed by the guidelines for admission contained within diocesan regulation. Since the Catholic school is
defined by its religious character, enrollment in a Catholic school assumes involvement in the religious life of the school. Therefore, students of other faith traditions shall participate in religion classes, attend liturgical and prayer services, and take part in the school's program of service. However, such participation shall not belie the fundamental religious principle of the individual person's freedom and dignity. Students shall participate in the religious life of the school. How they will participate, must be made especially clear tb parent(s)/guardian(s) and students at the time of registration. During the pre-admission interview, parent(s)/guardian(s) and students should be informed about the school's mission, beliefs, programs, and
expectations for parent(s)/guardian(s) and students.
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