General Admissions Process

Sacred Heart Cathedral School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin in selecting students, faculty or staff. Admission is based on the availability of spaces in each class and adherence to requirements listed below.

Probationary Admission Status

All newly enrolled students will be accepted on a probationary basis for one nine-week grading period. The purpose of this policy is to determine the student's ability to adjust to the school's philosophy and curriculum.

Probationary status may be extended beyond one semester at the discretion of school administration.

Age Entry Requirements

  1. Pre-K must be 4 years of age on or before September 1st
  2. Kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before September 1st
  3. First Grade must be 6 years of age on or before September 1st and have successfully completed a Kindergarten program

Admission Priority

  1. Children with a brother or sister currently enrolled in the school
  2. Children of the Cathedral parish
  3. Children of Catholic families from other parishes
  4. Children of non-Catholic or non-participating Catholic families

Registration Documentation

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Baptismal Certificate
  3. Social Security Card
  4. Florida Immunization Certificate (HRS Form 680)
  5. Florida School Entry Health Exam (HRS Form 3040)
  6. Non-Refundable registration fee per child

Voluntary Pre-K

Parents seeking to enroll their child in the Pre-K program need to present their Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Early Learning Coalition Office of Escambia County.

As a private school, you are requesting that your child be enrolled. Therefore, if you wish for your child to remain enrolled at our school, you must accept our philosophy and the discipline policies that we have in place. We reserve the right to request that your child continue his/her education elsewhere if you are unable or unwilling to adhere to our rules and regulations.