Enrollment

All children who can be served with existing resources will be admitted to St. Joseph School without regard for race, color, or national orgin.  Anyone seeking admission for enrollment requires the Principal's approval.

St. Joseph School has all day Kindergarten classes.  Kindergarten students are expected to attend during regularly scheduled school hours of 8:00am to 3:10pm.

Any child who will attain the age of (5) years on or before September 1 of any school year shall be eligible to enter Kindergarten, and any child who will attain the age of (6) years on or before September 1 of any school year shall be eligible to enter first grade.

Any child who, as a resident of another state, completed a kindergarten course maintained by a public school district or by an accredited private or parochial school shall be eligible to enter first grade, regardless of age.

Every child who enters school in Kansas for the first time, regardless of age, must present a birth certificate, KANSAS CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION and a SCHOOL HEALTH assessment signed by a physician.  The record must be on file in the office on or before the child's first day of school.

In addition to the immunization and health records, all Catholic students must have a copy of their BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE on file at the Church Office.

SCHOOL FEES AND PAYMENT

The operation of St. Joseph School is a vital part of the ministry of St. Joseph Parish.  For students belonging to St. Joseph Parish, our school is tuition free.  Therefore families with children enrolled in school are expected to participate in the parish's tithing envelope contribution program, to be actively involved in money-making projects sponsored by the school, and to purchase $200 per month in the scrip program.

The typical tuition rate for non-parish members is $1,000 for the first child, $1,350 for the second child, and $1,700 for the third child; however, we understand that each family faces unique circumstances so scholarships may be available on an as-needed basis.  Please contact the school office at 620-564-2721 for more information.   As with our parish families, non-parishoners are also asked to be actively involved in the money-making projects sponsored by the school, and to purchase $200 per month in the scrip program.

Scholarships and other assistance is available on an as needed basis.  Please contact the school office at 620-564-2721 for more information.

St. Joseph School has a book rental program on a yearly basis.  This rental program covers textbooks and workbooks.

Besides textbook rental, other school fees are charged to cover such items as Weekly Reader, School Memory Book, daily assignment book, art and sports fees.

Both the book rental and other school fees are assessed on a yearly basis.  These fees are to be paid at the time of enrollment prior to the beginning of each school term.