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.
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.