Archdiocesan schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in these schools. Archdiocesan schools do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.

  • Non-Catholic students may be admitted to the school provided that these students do not displace Catholic students and that both students and parents/guardians clearly understand that participation in Catholic religious instruction and school activities related to the Catholic character of the school is required. The tuition and fee schedule for non-parishioners will be based on the current tuition rate plus the approximate value of the per child subsidy offered to parishioners.
  • Children afflicted with HIV will be allowed to attend school in an unrestricted setting. Persons involved in the care and education of the HIV infected child should respect the child’s right to privacy, including maintaining confidential records. The number of personnel that are aware of the child’s condition should be kept at a minimum needed to assure proper care of the child and to detect situations where the potential for transmission may increase.
  • A child must be three (PK3) or four (PK4) years old on or before September 1 to enter Pre-School. A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter Kindergarten; six years old on or before September 1 to enter First Grade at Most Holy Redeemer School.
  • Transfer of student’s previous records must be on file prior to grade placement. In the case of delayed records, it may be necessary for testing and/or assessment of the student to be completed prior to grade placement. In this event, the parent/guardian of the transfer student may be held responsible for payment of a reasonable testing/assessment fee.
  • To register new school families the following is required: completion of school registration forms, a copy of the student’s report cards, a copy of standardized test scores, and a non-refundable Registration Fee.

Children entering school for the first time must present the following:

  1. An official copy of the child’s birth certificate which is reviewed, copied and returned to the parent/guardian
  2. The baptismal record (if applicable); and
  3. A record of compliance with local and State of Illinois health requirements.

Some additional considerations follow:

  1. Children placed on a waiting list will be called if an opening becomes available, following admission policy priority.
  2. Most Holy Redeemer School may require interviews with families and students to determine special needs.
  3. In the case of transfer students, Most Holy Redeemer School reserves the right to inspect former school records before admission. The school reserves the right to deny admittance based on what is known about the applicant after a review of required documents and/or interview(s).
  4. Transfer students are expected to be in good academic and behavioral standing and owe no debts to the previously attended school. As a general rule, transfer students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades will not be admitted after the school year has commenced. Rare exceptions (e.g. a family moving into the parish) may be made, depending on circumstances.
  5. Most Holy Redeemer School endeavors to educate all students within the limits of our school’s educational programs; however, we do not receive funding for special education programs. Therefore, we are not in a position to educate everyone. Students with special needs that cannot be met by existing programs will not be ac