Applications

The application for admissions process for the current August 2022-June 2023 school year remains CLOSED.

 

Our annual Open House for August 2023-June 2024 school year Admissions took place on the evening of Thursday, November 3rd, 2022.  This was considered our official school tour. 

 

The online application for 2023-2024 Admissions is currently “live” on our website and has been “live” since the morning of Friday, November 4th. Available spaces in all of our grade levels fill up quickly and waitlist status begins as early as February, so we encourage you to submit your family’s online application (and submit all requested supporting documents in-person to Mrs. Sheila Pena, School Secretary, between 8am and 2pm on weekdays when school is in session - as instructed below) as early as possible. Please keep in mind that both our School and Administration & Admissions offices are CLOSED on all school-designated holidays and vacation periods/breaks.

Dear Prospective Covenant School Family,

Welcome to Saint Louis! Below you will find a link to our online Application for 2023-2024 Admissions for the 2023-2024 school year as well as a document outlining the academic year’s Tuition Rates and Related Fees.   Registered Saint Louis Catholic Church parishioners actively involved in parish life will receive priority consideration for acceptance into the Covenant School. 

 

Our application for admissions process begins with the completion of an online application, inclusive of online payment of the $100 non-refundable family application fee, payable at that time.  Upon receipt of the completed online application and the requested supporting documents (detailed below), you will be contacted by the school (via email) to schedule a family interview. It is the policy of our school to personally meet and speak with prospective families, including the child(ren) for whom admissions is being sought, before a formal offer of admissions is determined. Family interviews are scheduled during morning hours on a weekday when school is in session. Prospective students (applying for PK3 through 8th Grades) are also required to take an entrance exam/screener administered at the time of the family interview. There will be a non-refundable $50 screening fee assessed per child, payable via an online link provided at the time the family interview appointment is confirmed. Please note that the submittal of the online application and the required supporting documents does not constitute a guarantee
of acceptance.

Our available spaces for the 2023-2024 school year are filled on a first come-first served basis and we are blessed that both our Preschool program and our Elementary/Middle School program, are in high demand, therefore, we encourage you to apply as soon as the online application goes “live”.

 

It is the customary practice of Saint Louis Covenant School to only consider 7th and 8th grade applicants for admissions on a case-by-case basis whose application is resulting from extenuating circumstances.  Therefore, 7th and 8th grade admissions is extremely limited due to the fact that our retention rates remain very high and spaces in the upper grades often range from an available few to none at all.

 

As a matter of policy, Saint Louis Covenant School adheres to Immigration and Naturalization Services' regulations which do not allow admittance of any child who is in the country on a Tourist (B-1 or B-2) Visa to our school, however, the school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students {8 CFR 214.3(J)}. The school has an open admission policy. Race, sex, color, and ethnicity are not factors in consideration for admission.

 

Below is a listing of required additional documentation to support your online application that must be submitted to the school office (in an envelope marked “Documents for New Admission”).  Such documents will not be accepted via email.  Only applicant files deemed “complete” will proceed to the family interview and student screening step of the application for admissions process.  Incomplete applicant files will be marked inactive and not eligible for consideration.

 

  • A completed Prospective New Family “Student Questionnaire” (one per child) – PDF form can be downloaded below

  • A completed Prospective New Family “Family Faith Questionnaire” (one per family) – PDF form can be downloaded below

  • A current family photograph (non-returnable)

  • A letter from your Pastor confirming Parish membership/ active Parishioner status – applicable only if your family is not a registered Parishioner at Saint Louis Catholic Church

  • Early Childhood Recommendation Form – requested of all PK3 through 1st grade applicants.  The parent must submit this form to the child’s current school and the completed form must be sent to the Saint Louis Covenant School office directly from the child's current school for the form to be considered official.  Instructions on how your child’s current school is to submit the completed form to Saint Louis are detailed on page 2 of the form. Please note that if this is the first time your child will be attending school, this item does not apply. - PDF form can be downloaded below 

  • Teacher Recommendation Form – requested of all 2nd through 8th grade applicants.  The parent must submit this form to the child’s current school and the completed form must be sent to the Saint Louis Covenant School office directly from the child's current school for the form to be considered official.  Instructions on how your child’s current school is to submit the completed form to Saint Louis are detailed on page 2 of the form.  - PDF form can be downloaded below 

  • If your child has had an academic or psychoeducational evaluation administered and/or has been diagnosed with a learning difference that requires classroom accommodations, please submit a copy of the report/results (for example: 504, IEP, etc.) for review by our School Counselor, Mrs. Mary Jesurun. This initial review is conducted in order to determine whether our current educational program is equipped to meet the child’s needs and ensure academic success. 

  • A copy of the child's most recent standardized test results - some examples are: SAT (the Standard Achievement Test is administered within Miami-Dade County Public School system from Kindergarten through 2nd grade), FSA - inclusive of Language Arts and Mathematics (the Florida Standards Assessment is administered within the Miami-Dade County Public School system beginning in 3rd grade), Terranova (this exam is administered within Archdiocese of Miami elementary schools beginning in 2nd grade), i-Ready (this diagnostic tool is administered within the Miami-Dade Public School system in grades Kindergarten through 8th)

  • A copy of the child's most recent report card – requested of all Kindergarten through 8th grade applicants.  If you are seeking admissions for a Preschool or Kindergarten child, please submit a copy of the most recent Preschool progress checklist provided by the teacher and/or a copy of any formal assessment administered if the child is currently enrolled in a Preschool program. Please note that if this is the first time your child will be attending school, this item does not apply.

  • If your child(ren) has been awarded either the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (FTC), Florida Empowerment Scholarship for Educational Options (also referred to as FES-EO or FES for Educational Options), Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities (also referred to as FES-UA or FES formerly Gardiner or McKay) please submit a copy of the award letter to the school office along with the other requested documents listed above.  Please note that under the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Unique Abilities (formerly Gardiner or McKay), parents must pay tuition and fees for their child(ren) and be reimbursed by the scholarship agency. Saint Louis Covenant School will not accept direct payments from the FES- UA (formerly Gardiner or McKay)
    scholarship agency.

 

Should your child(ren)’s current school require a parent-completed Authorization for Release of Education Records in order for them to release and send the records directly to Saint Louis Covenant School, the PDF form may be downloaded below. This form must be submitted to the child(ren)’s current school by the parent. Saint Louis Covenant School will not submit this form to the current school on a parent’s behalf.

 

As mandated by the state of Florida, students entering Kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1st. Therefore, students entering PK2 must be two years old on or before September 1st, students entering PK3 must be three years old on or before September 1st and students entering PK4 must be four years old on or before September 1st.

 

All students in PK3 and PK4 must be toilet-trained to attend Saint Louis Covenant School.

Please feel free to contact the school office at (305) 238-7562 Extension 1000 (between the hours of 7:45am to 2:00pm on weekdays when school is in session) should you have any questions regarding our application for admissions process

 

In Jesus, our Risen Lord,

Reverend Paul Vuturo, Pastor & Mr. Edward J. Garcia, Principal