April 15 is an important deadline for new families considering a Catholic education for their children next year. Students who apply between January 1 and April 15 receive Priority Placement, which means they have priority over other applicants for any open spaces.
You may wonder why this is so important. Don’t we always have space for new students? While we do everything possible to accommodate all accepted students, two years ago, waiting lists had to be started for two of our K-12 grades.
So, if you have friends or family interested in our schools, encourage them to apply prior to April 15 or contact the Admissions Office for assistance at 765.474.7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org. After April 15, all applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for a link to the 2017-18 application packets.
Priority Placement means….
When space is available after current LCSS students register in late April, the following considerations will be taken into account for priority placement for applications received by April 15:
- Siblings of current LCSS students and alumni, and children of LCSS employees.
- Children of registered families from the six Tippecanoe County parishes.
- Children of registered families in parishes within the Diocese of Lafayette.
- Children of registered families in parishes outside the Diocese of Lafayette.
- Lafayette Christian School and St. James School students. (Central Catholic applications only)
- All other students are welcome.
Preschool Accepting Applications
Preschool Open Registration began last month. St. Lawrence and St. Mary have a variety of programs available for children who will be age 3 or 4 by August 1. Click here to learn more.
Student Aid Deadlines
Current LCSS families must complete the online Student Aid application with FACTS by March 12, 2017, 11:59 PM, and supporting documents, such as taxes, child support summaries, etc. must be uploaded by Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Newly applying families for the 2017-2018 school year do not have a Student Aid application deadline but are encouraged to apply as early as possible since Student Aid funds are limited. Early application also ensures earlier award notification. Notification of all Student Aid awards will begin in April 10.