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Welcome to the SCCS admissions process and thank you for considering St. Charles Catholic School.

 

Educating children of today's world: a journey with Christ of excellence, love and transcendence

- SCCS Mission Statement

OVERVIEW

At St. Charles Catholic School our primary goal is to provide quality Catholic education to families, one that is both intellectually challenging and faith-filled. We focus on providing students with a safe environment where they can learn and grow in a caring community. St. Charles Catholic School welcomes all children who can benefit from our mission; our student body is comprised of students from many different backgrounds and faiths. To better serve the needs of our students, we have a staff devoted to excellence and who offer a varity of enrichment activities. We strive to develop within our students skills and values needed to become successful, morally conscious members of society.

ADMISSIONS CONSIDERATIONS

St. Charles has a long history of providing a rigorous academic program. Candidates who are successful in our program are those who are independent learners who love to learn and who have a committed family supporting their efforts.

 

The application process for all Grade 1 - 8 students will involve reviewing student progress reports from previous schools for academic standing, learning independence and educator comments regarding conduct and effort. K students will involve review of their Pre-School progress report.

 

Clergy recommendations are a significant part of the application process. In the acceptance process, families will be reviewed for their involvement in religoius organizations. Families who are active in their Catholic parish will be given priority.

 

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten is designed to be a socializing, school-readiness experience for children. It is also an important step in laying down a sound basis for future school success.

 

The all day format at St. Charles Catholic School allows the .5 day provincial Kindergarten curriculum to be taught at a more controlled and enjoyable pace. By removing the 2.5 hour time constraint both teacher and students have time to explore their Kindergarten fundamentals in a more relaxed environment.

 

The increased time has also enabled us to expand the amount of Music, French, Physical Education and other extra school experiences offered to our students. The result has been a Kindergarten classroom of learners who enjoy the initial school experience and have enhanced grade one entrance literacy skills.

In accordance with Manitoba Education recommendations, the age of acceptance to Kindergarten is 5 years of age on or before December 31st of the year the child begins Kindergarten.

PROCESS

All inquiries for admission and registration will be processed through the school office.

 

The application process begins with submitting all required materials as indicated on the registration form (link to forms below). A $125.00 non-refundable registration fee will be required. Please note that certain grades fill quickly.

 

Application Packages will be available to families at the November Kinder Fair and may be submitted that same evening. If you cannot attend the Kinder Fair evening, contact the school office for a package.

 

Once these materials are received, interviews will be arranged with the Principal. Kindergarten applicants may also meet with an Early Years' specialist to explore Kinder readiness. This is an informal interview that is scheduled at the same time as the interview with the Principal. For both parents and teacher, this child-friendly approach is a great way to get to know your child's readiness for Kindergarten.

 

Interviews for new applicants will be scheduled from December 1st to February 15th. Families are encouraged to submit the completed application documents as soon as posssible in order to schedule an interview.

Please note that applications will not be considered complete until all required documentation is accounted for and the interviews completed.

Students may be accepted at other times through the year at the discretion of the school Administration. Students who have been accepted to St. Charles Catholic School will receive notification by mail in early March.

TUITION

Tuition costs are set yearly. Link to our Tuition Fee Schedule (2016-2017 Rates) *.

 

St. Charles Catholic School believes that every child should have the option of benefiting from a Catholic education. Thanks to our bursary program, supported by each of our five parishes, we welcome families from all circumstances. Families who may require financial assistance are invited to contact the principal for more information.

FORMS (.pdf format)