Admission is on an annual school year basis. The admission policies of Immaculate Heart of Mary School are in keeping with pupil acceptance regulations of the Diocese of Cleveland. Preference in registration/admission is given to families who are registered parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish or those families having a sibling(s) currently enrolled in the school. A parishioner is a person who is registered, attends Mass every weekend, and who contributes regularly to the support of the parish as is evidenced by the weekly use of the church envelopes. Admission will be open to families from parishes that do not have a Catholic school after the parishioner/sibling registration. Non-resident and non-parishioner children will be considered for admission only if there is room.
In all cases, admissions of students to Immaculate Heart of Mary School will be made only in those cases where the child’s needs can be met. Enrollment for all students is for one school year and may be reconsidered for the following year for academic, attendance, and/or behavioral reasons. The principal and the pastor will make this determination. Completion of all financial responsibilities must be met or special arrangements with the pastor must be made prior to readmission.
At any time, a student may be placed on academic and/or behavior probation. If for any reason the student does not comply with the probation contract, his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) will be asked to withdraw him/her from Immaculate Heart of Mary School. All new students are accepted on a probationary basis for the first semester period or longer if necessary to assess whether or not the school program will best support the student’s learning and development.
Applications for new students PreK-8
- Registration for Kindergarten students occurs during the second semester. Acceptance for enrollment of students transferring from another school to Immaculate Heart of Mary School is not final until a copy of the child’s last report card is reviewed and approved, all registration forms and fees are completed and transfer records are received.
- Children entering Kindergarten must be five years of age by September 30th.
- Registration Procedures: registration form, copies of baptismal and other sacramental certificates and birth certificate, health records that include immunization records, Smart Aid (Tuition Management Program) online enrollment, and a $100.00 registration fee. Students entering grades 1-8 will need an interview with the principal along with their parent/guardian and a copy of their latest report card before being accepted. Some situations may require an interview with the pastor. All students will be given an educational assessment during the registration process.
- Parents requesting transcripts to be sent to another school must request, in writing, a Request for Transcripts form. All transcripts will be sent or received, directly to the school that is marked on the form.