REGISTRATION INFORMATION

PMA is a private Catholic school, sponsored by the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.  We welcome students from all denominations into our programs from age 3 through grade eight.  The application process applies to all families interested in enrolling their child. All admissions questions can be sent to Kim Flint, our Admissions Director, at kflint@pmaschool.org.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

PMA admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

ADMISSIONS PROCESS (Pre-K through Grade 8)

Families interested in enrolling their child/ren at PMA will be required to complete an application form for each child and provide a copy of his/her birth certificate. Once an application form is completed, the child’s name will be placed on a prospective student list.

  • Students admitted to grade 1 must be six years old by September 30 of the current year.
  • Students admitted to Kindergarten must be five years old by September 30 of the current year.
  • Students admitted to Pre-Kindergarten 4 must be four years old by September 30 of the current year.
  • Students admitted to Pre-Kindergarten 3 must be three years old by September 30 of the current year.

After an internal registration is conducted in December-January, new families on the prospective student list will be considered for enrollment in the date order that their application forms and fees were received.

REGISTRATION

At the time of registration, prospective parents must provide the following information before the child is accepted at PMA:

  1. the birth certificate (original);
  2. a medical record RSV 200:38, grades Pre-K– 8;
  3. a baptismal record (for a Catholic child only);
  4. copies of most recent report cards and standardized test results;
  5. copies of  IEP, 504 and/or Title 1 records (where applicable);
  6. a record of serious medical conditions;
  7. completed registration form and applicable registration fee 

TRANSFER FAMILIES AND PROBATION PERIOD

The following admissions guidelines apply to students transferring into PMA at any grade level.

Parents or guardians of students seeking admission to PMA must present copies of the most recent report card, standardized test results, IEP’s, 504’s and other evidence of achievement from the last school attended. You may download a copy of a transcript request form here.   In addition, the Principal will interview prospective students (grades 2-8) and their parents to determine reasons for seeking admission.    

PMA, respecting the rights of all involved, retains its authority to refuse admittance to, or ask parents to withdraw, at any time, any student whose special needs cannot be met within the school setting, or whose presence would seriously impair the development of Christian education.  The decision to accept a student is the responsibility of the Principal. Ordinarily, new students are accepted on a probationary basis of one semester.

During the probation period, parents are encouraged to maintain communication with their child’s teachers.  At the end of the probationary period, if there are concerns, a conference will be held with the teachers, parents, and Principal to decide whether to continue the probationary period or to withdraw the student from the school.

Families seeking admission to PMA who have outstanding financial obligations to other Catholic and private schools will not be accepted until those financial obligations are met.