Come Visit!

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in St. Albert the Great Parish School! Whether your little one is just starting their formal educational journey, or you’re looking for a change in education for an older child, we invite you to explore the academic, developmental and spiritual opportunities present in our school.

 

Open House

Open House provides interested families the opportunity to tour our campus; visit with administration, faculty, parents and students; and learn more about our quality academics, diverse extracurriculars, dynamic culture, community, and spiritual life that awaits your family.

Private Tours

If you prefer a personal tour given by our Director of Development, simply click the arrow below to submit a request. You will have an opportunity to tour our campus grounds including our church, experience our school culture, see school “in action”, and meet a variety of school faculty, staff, and students.

Shadow Visits

If your child would like to experience a typical day as a St. Albert Viking, you are welcome to schedule a shadow visit for your incoming 1st-8th grader. We will pair your child up with a student in his/her current grade for the day. We will even treat your child to lunch! They are welcome to stay as little or as long as you feel appropriate.

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Admission

To Our School

Once you decide St. Albert the Great Parish School is a good fit for your family, it’s time to apply. Our initial enrollment period runs October 1 - January 31 before the upcoming school year. We will accept applications after January 31st,  subject to grade availability. Our Admissions Committee will review submitted documents and follow up with you on next steps.

 

Archdiocesean Non-Discrimination Policy

The schools of the Archdiocese of Louisville will not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of sex, race, disability, color, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of their educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other school administered programs. 

Order of Priority for
Admission to Our School

Students who apply between October 1 - January 31 before the upcoming school year will be accepted according to the following policy:

  1. Children attending St. Albert who are advancing in grade level.

  2. Children attending St. Albert who may need to repeat a grade.

  3. Children of Parish Families* who already have / have had siblings at St. Albert the Great School.

  4. First time enrollees who are of Parish Families*.

  5. Children of faculty and staff.

  6. Children of non-Parish Families who are registered Catholics in another parish.

  7. Children of non-Parish Families who are not Catholic.

*Parishioner status, for the sake of admission and tuition rates, is established for Catholic families who have fulfilled the following requirements: Official registration in St. Albert the Great Parish and the completion of the annual Stewardship Card stating your intentions for time, talent, and treasure. The Stewardship Card MUST be returned to the Parish Office by June 1st for the upcoming school year. School administrators will have final decision authority to determine readiness for a specific grade. Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants will be required to take a readiness test prior to final acceptance. All other new students (1-8) will be accepted after records are received and interviews completed. (Archdiocese of Louisville 6372)

 

Preschool Eligibility

  • Your child must be fully potty trained by August 1st of the upcoming school year

  • Your child must be age 3 on or before August 1st of the upcoming school year to enter our Preschool 3’s class.

  • Your child must be age 4 on or before August 1st of the upcoming school year to enter our Pre-K class.

Junior Kindergarten Eligibility

  • Your child must be age 5 on or before October 1st of the upcoming school year to enter our junior kindergarten program.

  • Before acceptance is granted, we require a readiness assessment (conducted by St. Albert the Great staff) and completion of a teacher evaluation (to be filled out by the current preschool teacher). Junior kindergarten enrollment requires teacher recommendation.

 

Kindergarten Eligibility

  • Your child must be age 5 on or before August 1st of the upcoming school year to be eligible for kindergarten.

  • Before acceptance is granted, we require a readiness assessment (conducted by St. Albert the Great staff) and completion of a teacher evaluation (to be filled out by the current preschool teacher).

Grades 1-8 Eligibility

  • We highly recommend the student shadow for a full or half-day, if possible.

  • Parents and students will meet with our Administration before acceptance is granted.

 

The additional required documents for grades 1-8 must be submitted before an application is deemed “complete” and ready for review:

  1.  Copy of report cards from the past two years

  2.  Recent standardized test scores

  3. Educational/accommodation plans, evaluations, or learning/behavioral diagnoses or documentation (if applicable)

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Apply to St. Albert the Great

To apply for enrollment, the following items must be submitted for each child, in order to be considered “complete” and ready for review by our Admissions Team.

  • New Student Application

  • Non-refundable application fee of $100 per student. In the event that your child is not accepted into our school, the fee will be refunded.

  • Copy of the original, state-issued birth certificate. Certificate of birth from the hospital will not be accepted.

 

Additional required documents for grades 1-8:

  • Copy of report cards from the past two years

  • Recent standardized test scores

  • Educational/accommodation plans, evaluations, or learning/behavioral diagnoses or documentation (if applicable)

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Admission Dates

October 1 -  New Student Application available for all students not previously enrolled at St. Albert the Great School. Families are encouraged to submit completed packets promptly as enrollment is filled on a first-come, first-served basis based on our order of priority list

 

December 15 - Tuition assistance application available at ceflou.org
 

January 31 - Completed new student application, application fee, and supporting documents due in the school office. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date with acceptance based on availability. 
 

Early February - Preschool decision letters mailed.
 

Late February - Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten readiness assessments
 

February 28 - Tuition assistance application deadline
 

Mid March - JK-8 acceptance letters mailed. 
 

April - Email sent out for bus transportation registration.
 

June 1 - Deadline to set up an account and tuition payment plan on FACTS Management, our tuition management system. 
 

June 1 - Deadline to register as a St. Albert parishioner and return your parish stewardship card to the parish office in order to receive parishioner tuition rate for the upcoming school year.


July - Final registration & contact information confirmation (will receive an email from the school). All completed online through Sycamore.

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Tuition

Enrolling your children at St. Albert the Great is an investment in their future and a gift that will last them a lifetime. Now more than ever our children need a values-based education. They are the future of the Catholic Church and our community. Our goal is, and has always been, to work vigorously to provide your children the exceptional education you expect and deserve for your investment in St. Albert the Great Parish School.

 

The tuition we charge does not cover the cost of the education we provide. St. Albert is funded by tuition, the generous support from our Parish community, fundraising efforts from our PTO, and your gift of time and talent. 

Your tuition may be paid in full or drafted monthly. A 1% discount is offered to those families with students in grades JK – 8th.  In order to be eligible for this discount the family must complete the FACTS enrollment process by selecting the “one time payment plan” for paying the full years tuition amount for the upcoming school year.  This must be completed by June 15th with the payment drafting on July 1st.  Otherwise, tuition is paid monthly (August-May) and due on or before the first of each month. All school families are required to keep the tuition and all other school related fees and charges current. One parent will be responsible for tuition, Play Café after-school care, and all fees. Parents living in 2 separate households will not be billed separately. School payments cannot be, and will not be carried over from year to year. St. Albert the Great reserves the right to change the due date of tuition payments and method by which payments are to be paid.

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Parish Family Tuition

Parish family status, for the sake of admission and tuition rates, is established for practicing Catholic families who have fulfilled the following requirements: Official registration in St. Albert the Great Parish and the completion of the current year’s Stewardship Card stating your intentions for time, talent, and treasure. Parish Families are required to pay the Parishioner Family Tuition in addition to supporting the other ministries of the Parish.

Non-Parish Tuition

All families who do not fit the definition above of a Parish Family are required to pay the

Non-parishioner Per Child Tuition.

2021 – 2022 JK-8 Tuition Rates

Parish Family with one Student – $6,930

Parish Family with Two Students – $9,960

Parish Family with Three or More Students – $11,840

Non-Parish Family – $9,720 per Student

2021 – 2022 Preschool Tuition Rates

Full Day (7:50AM - 2:45PM) – $6,460

Half Day (7:50AM - 11:15AM) – $4,000

Our preschool tuition may be an allowable deduction on your taxes. At the end of the year, statements will be sent to each family. Please check with your tax advisor for further information.

Tuition includes all fees for books, technology, and materials, except:

  • Application Fee- $100 Per Child (holds your child’s place in-line)

  • Rest Mat (Full day preschool)- $15 Per Child

  • Sacramental Fee* (Grades 1,2,8)- $35/child-1st, $65/child-2nd, $120/child-8th

  • Snack Fee*- $172/child-Preschool-1st, $129.50/child-2nd

  • FACTS Management Fee- $55 for families paying monthly, $25 for families paying one time. *Fees subject to change

  • Parents are responsible for school supplies, uniforms, lunch, and field trip fees.

Tuition Assistance (K-8)

We strive to ensure that our youth are able to receive a Catholic education despite the possible inability to pay. If you have a financial need, please give us an opportunity to work with you to explore all options. For this current school year, CEF, their partners, and St. Albert the Great awarded our school families over $187,000 in tuition assistance. 

 

The application process consists of completing the FACTS application and submitting supporting documentation. The application can be found on the Catholic Education Foundation’s website, www.ceflou.org. Financial assistance is available for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade, both parishioner and non-parishioner families. Confidentiality is maintained in this process. 

 

Tuition assistance applications must be submitted between November 15, 2021 - January 31, 2022. Completed applications received by the deadline will participate in the initial grant awards allocation. A much smaller amount of tuition assistance may be available for forms submitted after that date.

 

FACTS Management is an independent, third-party service that provides reasonable assessments of the ability of families to pay tuition at private and parochial schools.

Copies of the FACTS analysis and forms are shared only with the contracting parish, school or agency; no one else will receive this information. Final decisions about tuition assistance will be communicated to you from your school or from the Catholic Education Foundation.

Preschool & Junior Kindergarten students are not eligible.

 
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After-School Care

PLAY CAFE HOURS OF OPERATION: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 2:45-6:00 P.M.


St. Albert is pleased to offer our school families quality and affordable childcare after the school day ends. Our state-licensed, on-site after-school program operates M-F when school is in session.

 

** We are closed any day school is closed or dismisses before 2:45 P.M. and any day schools are closed for inclement weather or another emergency.

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Preschool After-School Director: Elizabeth Dallenbach, edallenbach@stalbert.org

JK-8 Play Cafe’ Director: Ellen Burton, eburton@stalbert.org

 

For our preschoolers, after-school care is an optional extension of the day. For JK-8, our program is called Play Cafe’ and is separate from the preschool program. Students will participate in a variety of structured and unstructured activities supervised by trained staff. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Homework Help

  • Age-appropriate activities

  • Indoor and outdoor games and playtime

  • Sports

  • Snack provided

  • Arts & Crafts

MONTHLY FEE SCHEDULE (2021-2022)

Part-time: 1-3 days of attendance each week

Full-time: 4-5 days of attendance each week

ONE

CHILD

Part-time: $205/month

Full-time: $240/month

TWO

CHILDREN

Part-time: $290/month

Full-time: $325/month

THREE

CHILDREN

Part-time: $345/month

Full-time: $420/month 

FOUR

CHILDREN

Part-time: $435/month

Full-time: $490/month

Registration for Play Cafe is accepted for St. Albert the Great school families on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to current Play Cafe students and their incoming siblings. 

 

For Preschool, you must check the “Full Day w/After School Care” box on the New Student Application. Nothing more is needed at this time. 

 

For Jr. Kindergarten-5th grade, registration will be handled in the following way:

  1. Print and complete the Play Cafe’ emergency medical information sheet from the Play Cafe’ section of this website. (Each child being registered needs their own information sheet on file.)

  2. Attach to that medical information sheet, a current copy of each child’s immunization record. (The school does not supply the Play Cafe’ with copies of immunization records. Parents are responsible for supplying a separate immunization copy to the Play Cafe’.)

  3. Read the parent handbook on the Play Cafe’ portion of this website. Print and complete the last page of the handbook and submit it to the Director.

  4.  Submit the emergency medical form, the immunization certificate and the handbook forms to the director. Once the director receives ALL paperwork, your child is considered enrolled in the program and may begin to attend as needed.

  5. Complete a registration form to submit with all the above paperwork.

Play Cafe’ FORMS

If your child requires the administration of ANY medication  (over the counter or prescription) ie: inhalers, Motrin etc. while at Play Cafe, you will need to submit a medication form permission slip to the director before your child begins attending the program.

Bus Transportation

St. Albert the Great School contracts with Miller Transportation to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective bus transportation for our students. Miller does their best to accommodate as many families as possible. Bus routes are communicated late summer. The cost of this service depends on the number of students signed up to ride our buses. 

 
 
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