The admissions process begins in January/February for the following year and continues on a ‘rolling’ basis after that as spaces become available. Interested parties should contact the school office at 949-1130, ext. 110 for specific information about enrollment/availability.
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Registration Procedures and Forms
The following is the order in which Saint Philip School accepts student applications for Grades K-8:
- School Families
- Parishioners of Saint Philip Church*
- Non-Parishioners – Catholic
You begin registration in two ways:
For all new students:
At the time of application we will need:
- Copies of a student’s birth certificate
- Baptismal/First Communion certificates (if applicable)
- Current physical/immunization
- Teacher Recommendation Form (Grades 1-8)
- Parent Questionnaire Form
You can download and print the Teacher Recommendation and Parent Questionnaire form(s) below. Fill out the top box and take it to your child’s current school. The current teacher will complete the confidential form, and send it back to Saint Philip School.
- Candidates applying for Preschool, PreKindergarten, and Kindergarten must submit one if they have been enrolled in a previous school.
- Candidates applying for 1st to 5th grades must submit one Teacher Recommendation Form.
- Candidates applying for Middle School (6th to 8th grades) must submit two Teacher Recommendation Forms – one from the current Language Arts teacher and one from the current Math teacher.
*Parishioner status is granted to those families registered in the parish for at least one year. The family must have a parish budget and must have contributed a minimum of $12.00 per week. Families contributing less than that amount ($624) in a year will not be granted parishioner status for the following school year.
With approximately 200 students from Pre-School through Grade 8, our current student body is primarily comprised of students from Smithfield, Johnston, Glocester, Scituate, North Smithfield, North Providence, Burrillville, Foster, Lincoln, Cumberland, and several other communities.
Most of the students are parishioners of Saint Philip Church and many belong to other Catholic parishes. Saint Philip School also accepts students from other faiths as well as those with no religious affiliation.
The application process includes:
- submitting an on-line application
- student visit and screening
- parent meeting with Administration
- teacher recommendation forms submitted
- parent questionnaire
Students are admitted to Saint Philip School at the discretion of the administration once all components of the application process have been completed. Saint Philip School does not discriminate against students on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin or handicapping conditions with regard to admission policies, educational policies, or any other school-administered programs.