Applications for the 2024-2025 school year open January 28! Click here to learn more.

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Admission Process

The St. Raymond Admissions Process

Welcome to St. Raymond School! We are thrilled you are interested in learning more about our application process. The Cathedral of St. Raymond School, mindful of our mission to be witnesses to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the school. St. Ray’s does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, or disability in administration of their educational policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

While St. Ray’s does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them.

Our objective throughout the admissions process is to ensure a good match between our program and our students, and to guarantee that our parents are knowledgeable about, comfortable with, and confident in our philosophy and practice.

The admissions process begins in January 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.

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Admissions Steps

  1. Get to Know St. Ray’s School: Tour and Conversation – Interested in learning more about our school? Consider joining us for a school tour, where you can check out our facilities, see our staff and students in action and ask any questions you may have about the St. Ray’s experience. To register for a tour, please complete this inquiry form or call us at 815-722-6626 with any questions. Our annual Prospective Family Open House for students in preschool through first grade is a wonderful way to get to know St. Ray’s. Our event will be held on January 27, 2024 from 4-6p.m. Pre-registration is required; please sign up for a tour here.
  2. Completed application packet – If after learning more about St. Ray’s, you feel your values and views on education align with St. Raymond, then the prospective family submits an application with the required application fee of $50 per family to our school office. The following documentation is submitted as part of the application packet:
      1. Your child’s original birth certificate (will be photocopied and returned)
      2. Copy of baptismal certificate (if applicable)
      3. Your child/ren’s report cards for the past two years and any standardized test scores (if applicable)
  3. Classroom visit – We are bringing back our classroom visits, an important way for your family to get to know us as we get to know you. Classroom visits are available for students entering grades 2-8 and can be scheduled following your school tour.
  4. Admissions decision is made – A formal letter of acceptance is sent to families on the 15th and 30th of each month.

As a parent and educator, it was extremely important that we decided upon a school for our son that focused on developing his whole self. From our very first visit to St.... read more

- Heather & Ryan Southcomb, Parents