• Admissions Policy 

    SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this school. SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School does not discriminate against students with disabilities. SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, admission policies, athletic policies, and other school-administered programs, nor does it discriminate against individuals based on their status as immigrants.

    Children may be pre-registered after they have been baptized, regardless of age. Pre-registration student lists will be confirmed annually. Please be aware that a “Formal Intent” does not ensure acceptance. The following requirements must be met before enrollment is complete:

    1. At the time of final registration, a notarized copy of the child's birth certificate issued by the county in which they were born, a baptismal certificate along with a $100 non-refundable registration fee is required. The registration amount is a separate fee and is not applied to a family’s tuition. In the event a child is accepted for enrollment at SS Peter & Paul Catholic School and then does not attend for reasons other than sickness or a move from the area, the registration fee would be forfeited.

    2. The Illinois School Code, Section 27-8, requires a physical examination for all pupils entering school for the first time (kindergarten or first grade), those entering sixth grade, and any pupil transferring into the school without a current physical examination, or from out of state. This should include evidence of immunity to those diseases specified in the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Health.

    3. All children in kindergarten, second and sixth grade are required to submit proof of dental examination by a dentist prior to May 15th of the school year. Additional examinations of pupils may be required when deemed necessary. State law requires students at the fifth grade level to have received the Hepatitis B immunization series. All health requirements must be met before admission to school on the first day of classes.

    4. Public Act 95-671, effective January 1, 2008, requires that all children enrolling in kindergarten in a public, private or parochial school and any student enrolling for the first time in a public, private or parochial school shall have an eye examination. Each such child is to present proof of having been examined by a physician licensed optometrist within the previous year before October 15th of the school year. If the child fails to present proof by October 15th, the school may hold the child’s report card until either (a) the child presents proof of a completed eye examination or (b) the child presents proof that any eye examination will take place within 60 days after October 15th.

    5. To enter Kindergarten at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School, children must be five years of age by September 1st. To enter 1st grade, children must be six years of age by September 1st. Children must be considered developmentally and academically ready as determined by teacher and/or administration.

    6. Children are admitted to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School on a "first come, first serve" basis within the following guidelines. Waiting lists will be established prior to final registration. 

    Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Rockford shall be in compliance with all relevant case law interpreting the Illinois School Code, including Plyler v. Doe.

     

    The order in which students will be admitted is as follows:

    1. Children currently enrolled at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School.
    2. Children of registered parishioners on an existing waiting list due to currently filled classroom.
    3. Children of registered parishioners with sibling(s) already attending SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School. Siblings of currently enrolled students must be registered by the Friday prior to open registration during Catholic Schools Week (the last week in January). Those who fail to register by this date will forfeit their priority status as siblings.
    4. Children of registered parishioners now reaching school age.
    5. Children of registered parishioners transferring from another Catholic school.
    6. Children of registered parishioners who are transferring from a public school.
    7. Children of Catholic non-parishioners.
    8. Children of other faiths.

    Parents who have removed a child from SS. Peter & Paul following kindergarten for reasons other than a relocation of residence or specific recommendation by SS. Peter & Paul principal may not register younger siblings.