2410 S. 9th St. Lafayette, IN 47909 765.474.7500

Grades K-6 Application Process

Priority Placement

Application packets for the following school year will be accepted by the LCSS Admissions Director beginning January 1. When space is available after current LCSS students register in April, the following considerations will be taken into account for priority placement for applications received by April 15:

  1. Siblings of current LCSS students and alumni, and children of current LCSS employees.
  2. Children of registered families from the six Tippecanoe County parishes.
  3. Children of registered families in parishes within the Diocese of Lafayette.
  4. Children of registered families in parishes outside the Diocese of Lafayette.
  5. All other students are welcome.

Applications received after April 15 will be considered in a first come, first served order.  When space is not available in a grade, new students may be asked to attend the school where openings exist in that grade or a wait list will be started.

During the school year, transfer students may be admitted for immediate enrollment to the elementary schools at any time during the school year when space available.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten application packets will be accepted beginning Kindergarten Registration Day, Friday, February 15, 2019, 8 am – 1 pm at both St. Lawrence and St. Mary Schools.  Priority placement for kindergarten admission will be given to current LCSS families first, and then to St. Lawrence and St. Mary preschool families, through a pre-registration process. The above priority placement will then be considered for all other applications received at Kindergarten Registration.  After Kindergarten Registration, applications will be admitted first come, first served.

A student entering kindergarten should be at least five years of age on or before August 1.  Enrollment of students not five years old by August 1 is discouraged.  Students younger than five years old on August 1 requesting admission will be evaluated by the School Principal within a month of the start of school.  Admission will be approved if the student is determined to possess the readiness skills necessary to be successful in kindergarten.

Elementary Application Process (grades 1 – 6)

Get started in the Lafayette Catholic Schools in 3 easy steps

STEP 1     Submit an Elementary Application Packet to the LCSS Admissions Director

A completed application packet will include:

□    LCSS Elementary Application form 

□    $50 Non-refundable Application fee (payable to the LCSS, and is credited toward tuition)

□    Request for Release of Student Records Form

□    Parish Verification & Assistance Form

□    Baptismal Certificate (provide copy if Catholic and not a member of a Tippecanoe County Parish)

□    Kindergarten Students Only – Health and Immunization Records

Completed application packets can be emailed to the Admissions Office schrader@lcss.org, dropped off at any Lafayette Catholic School System school office or mailed.  Packets are considered to be “received” upon receipt of the application fee.


STEP 2     Visit with the School Principal 

Contact the Admissions Office 765.474.7500 to arrange a time for your child to meet with the School Principal.  When circumstances prevent a prospective student from meeting with the School Principal in person prior to admission (i.e., moving to the area), parents can sign and submit a waiver allowing the LCSS School Principal to discuss their child’s academic performance with their most recent teacher.

STEP 3     The Principal makes final approval for acceptance of each application.

All new students must be approved by the School Principal, and will be admitted conditionally for one semester.  Approval is subject to change pending receipt of the student’s final records from the previous school.

Contact the Admissions Office at 765.474.7500 or schrader@lcss.org with any questions.