The best piece of advice I have for any family is to go on a school tour. When I first inquired about enrolling my child at St. Jude’s Academy, the admissions officer invited me for a tour of the school. I went with my child, and we both got a good feeling about it. The admissions officer was very nice and knowledgeable. She answered all our questions and provided us with information about St. Jude’s Academy’s PYP, MYP and IB programs. After our school tour, my child was very eager to attend St. Jude’s Academy.
The lady in charge of admissions was very helpful and gave us a lot of information about registration, costs, and the life of the school. I would recommend that you request a tour of the school, or attend one of their open houses to really get a good idea of the life of the school. Once we decided to apply to the school, the registration process, although many pages, was straightforward and we were walked through it in a methodical way.
When I first went to apply, I felt nervous about the outcome and how the process was going to be held. As soon as I was greeted by the admission's office, I felt instantly at home. Their contagious smiles made me feel at ease, and the rest of the admission process went by really fast. I felt safe, respected, and content from my first encounter. Parents and students are welcomed to book a tour to see the school, as well as to schedule a meeting to join the school at any point of the school year. Some students may need to undergo a test during the admissions process, but the test results are referred back to the parents.
The admission staff that greeted me when I first visited St. Jude's was very friendly and welcoming. They made sure I was comfortable, and I had a chance to be myself. On the school tour, the admission officer asked about my goals and seemed genuinely interested in my aspirations. It was an informal interview, which I personally appreciated. At the end of the tour, I was informed about the school vision and what exactly would be expected of me as a student. I also had a chance to meet a few of the academic staff. They all seemed passionate about their work, and throughout my years at St. Jude's I have realized this observation was true. My friends have notified me that the admission process is a bit different now, with a written evaluation being added. Otherwise, it is very similar. Just be yourself, and show your passion for learning. Your admission process will be one to remember.
Students are greeted by the admissions officers and are given a tour around the school where they can become familiar with the delightful atmosphere and cozy classrooms. A meeting can also be held to process application forms and where an assessment may be required for some students depending on how the meeting goes. I personally felt nervous before going to the school, but as soon as I arrived and was greeted by friendly students there, I knew that I had chosen the right place to enroll. From the beginning, I felt at home and I am proud to represent my school with all the advantages it has to offer.
The admissions process at St. Jude’s Academy includes a pre-assessment for students that have attended other schools, for placement purposes. If you are entering at the JK level, I would recommend booking an appointment early, as the spot fill up relatively quickly. At the initial meeting one of the admissions representatives meets with you to give you a tour of the school, and inform you of the schools policies and overall environment. The admissions process was smooth and fairly easy since my son was enrolling in JK, but having any previous preschool reports in-hand at the time of the interview would be helpful.