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St. Margaret Catholic School

Admission

Admission

St. Margaret Admissions Inquiry

Are you interested in a tour or family interview (Kindergarten through 8th grade)? Please fill out the form below!

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Admissions Details

The Diocese of Lake Charles, the Diocesan School Board, and the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools reiterate their policy of non-discrimination in admissions to the Catholic schools of the Diocese of Lake Charles.

Saint Margaret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or national origin in accepting applications for student admission as well as in the administration of educational policies of scholarship and loan programs, and of athletic and extracurricular programs.

Students are accorded, regardless of race, creed, and national origin, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to such persons in each school.

Pre-Kindergarten 3

  • Your child must be 3 years of age on or before September 30 of the calendar year in which the school year begins.
  • Your child must be fully potty trained.
  • Your child must be prepared to attend a full school day (7:40 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

Pre-Kindergarten 4

  • Your child must be 4 on or before September 30 of the calendar year in which the school year begins.
  • Your child must be fully potty trained.
  • Your child must be prepared to attend a full school day (7:40 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.), Monday through Friday.

Kindergarten

  • Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 30 of the calendar year in which the school year begins.
  • Your child must be fully potty trained.
  • Your child must be prepared to attend a full school day (7:40 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.)

Any student entering Kindergarten through 8th grade must complete a family interview with the principal prior to acceptance. Following your family interview you will know the status of your acceptance.

  • Students educational needs and school history are considered in determining eligibility for enrollment.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from any school public or private are generally not eligible for enrollment. If your student falls under this category please email Toni Chapman at tchapman@stmcs.com for further discussion.
  • If a student enrolls in SMCS and the majority of his/her peers, students, or teachers are negatively affected the student may be asked to leave.
  • All information provided to the school is verified. False or misleading information given can result in an invalid registration and the student will be asked to leave.

Please click here to view Registration Fees and Tuition Rates for the 2022-2023 school year.

Registration & Tuition Payments

Your registration is not complete until your FACTS account is set up and you have paid your registration fee in full.

Tuition is paid in monthly payments July-May with no payment in February, which is reserved for registration fees.

Once you have been accepted you will have to complete your FACTS account. To do so please visit https://online.factsmgt.com to set up an account.

ACE Scholarship

St. Margaret Catholic School is now participating in the ACE Scholarship Program.  This is a scholarship based on need and those that qualify get the same amount of funds toward the tuition of a non-public school.  The administration is hoping this will provide an opportunity for children to have a Catholic education.  A student must be entering Kindergarten or must be moving from the public setting to SMCS.  Visit the website for more information ACE Scholarships of Louisiana.

The Louisiana Tuition Rebate Program allows qualified Louisiana children to receive scholarships to qualified K – 12 private schools, allowing parents to choose the school that will best prepare their children for college, careers, and for life.

ACE Scholarships are offered on a first come first served basis.  The application process is now closed for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you have any questions go to www.acescholarships.org

Arete Scholarship

Arete Scholars exists to help under-resourced children reach their highest potential through educational opportunity. Through private contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, Arete awards need-based K-12 scholarships and empowers parents to place their children in schools that best suit their unique gifts and learning needs. Since 2010, our partners have helped us provide more than $55 million in aid.

Arete currently operates under tax credit scholarship programs in Georgia and Louisiana. Scholarship eligibility is based on the income guidelines for the federal free and reduced lunch program (FRL), and award amounts range from $4,000 to more than $4,700 per year. Recipients are required to requalify each year.

For more information please visit www.aretescholars.org.

New Family Registration will open on February 7th. 

Our Catholic Schools Week Open Houses will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an evening session beginning at 6:00 p.m. in St. Margaret Catholic Church. 

Registration packets can be picked up and returned to our front office beginning on February 7th.

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