|St. Paul School is an
institutional member of the
National Catholic Education
Association. It is accredited by
the Texas Catholic Conference
(TCCED) as recognized and
approved by the Texas
307 John Adams Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone (210) 732-2741
Fax (210) 732-7702
1. In compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of Education Amendment of 1972, St.
Paul School admits students of any race or national origin to programs and activities with all rights and privileges.
Equal opportunity and access is provided to persons without regard to race, national origin or gender in the
implementation of employment policies and procedures.
2. Each student, Catholic or non-Catholic, will be expected to study our Catholic religion as an independent subject, to
attend and participate in worship services, and to demonstrate a Christian attitude in all pursuits.
3. Parents who seek a Catholic education for their child at St. Paul Catholic School enter into a contractual agreement
between the parent/student and the school and the rules of the school governing all areas of the student's development
as stated in the school's philosophy. As part of the contractual agreement there are explicit (expressed) and implicit
(implied) expectations placed on both the parent/student and the school. Explicit rules and regulations are included in
the parent/student handbook and various school communications.
4. Incoming Kindergarten students must celebrate their fifth birthday on or before September 1st. There are no
5. Incoming First Grade students must celebrate their sixth birthday on or before September 1st. This is state law. There
are no exceptions.
6. Certificates of birth and baptism (if received) must be presented at registration.
7. A health record is required indicating that the student has received the immunizations required by state law.
Completion of the health questionnaire with signature for permission to screen is also required. Only when all health
records are in order is the registration process complete.
8. Acceptance of incoming First Grade students is dependent on satisfactory performance in kindergarten, and on a
checklist of pre-first grade progress provided by their kindergarten teacher. Necessary academic, emotional, and social
readiness skills are required for first grade. A conference with the principal to assess readiness may be required.
9. Acceptance of students in grade 2 through 7 is dependent on a satisfactory report from their previous school. The
factors considered include academic progress and conduct and effort ratings as documented on report cards,
standardized test scores, and often, a personal interview with the principal. Placement of students transferring from
public and other state approved non-public schools is the decision of the Principal with the approval of the parents.
10. St. Paul School does not normally accept transfer students into the eighth grade. Exceptions may be granted for
students moving into the area from out of state or outside of this region of the city. Such exception may be granted by
11. Each student entering St. Paul for an initial enrollment is considered to be on a probationary status for a period of at
least one semester. Students are removed from probationary status after having proven that they can meet our
academic and behavioral standards. The Principal may, at his/her discretion, place any student on probation, remove a
student from probation, or extend the probationary period at any time. Failure to perform satisfactorily after having
been placed on probation could result in removal from St. Paul School.
12. St. Paul School does not have the personnel or the facilities to provide for students who are in need of special
education. Such students will be referred to other programs which have the ability to effectively educate the child with
13. St. Paul will accept home school students pending the successful completion of appropriate grade level assessment
in reading and mathematics as outlined by Archdiocesan criteria. Chronological age and social and emotional
development of the student, along with other criteria deemed appropriate by the principal will also be considered.
Student placement will be determined by appropriate grade level instructors and administration. Progress will be
reviewed at the end of nine weeks to ensure the student’s success.
Parents who wish to withdraw their children from St. Paul to home school will be asked to submit their intention in
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