APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS
Fall admissions applications for preschool - 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year are being accepted through September 1, 2021. Students interested in starting preschool on January 3rd for a half year term should contact Janet Harrison to be placed on a Winter Enrollment interest list. [email protected]
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR WILL OPEN ONLINE DECEMBER 1, 2021.
Steps for Admissions into St. John Berchmans School:
- Starting December 1, 2021, complete the SJB online application, which entails a one-time $175 non refundable fee.
- Offers and waitlist notifications will be emailed the week of February 14, 2022. Families who receive offers will be emailed instructions on how to complete the online Enrollment Packet, which entails an annual $150 non refundable fee per family (not per student.)
- In order to secure a spot for your child, a $500 non refundable tuition deposit is required mid-March after completing the enrollment packet. This is not an additional fee rather it will be credited toward your total tuition.
Per the state of Illinois regulations, the following requirements must be met for preschool and kindergarten admissions:
- PK 3-Age 3 by September 1st
- PK 4-Age 4 by September 1st
- Kindergarten-Age 5 by September 1st
- All children must be fully potty trained, no pull ups or training pants allowed, even during PK naptime.
Priority For New Admissions
- Students who are siblings of currently enrolled students
- Students who are baptized Catholics and whose families are active parishioners for at least one year prior to application and are regular contributors (recommended contribution of $780/year to church collection)
- Students who are baptized Catholics and whose families have been registered, contributing parishioners for less than one year prior to application
- Students who are baptized Catholics and whose families are not parishioners
- Students from non-Catholic families. All are welcome at St. John Berchmans School. About 30% of our student body are non-Catholic. We are excited to welcome all families to our school community.
In accordance with Archdiocesan policy, school personnel are authorized to make discretionary exceptions to these priorities in favor of fostering values of social justice and personal spiritual development.
Students not accepted will be placed on a waiting list according to their appropriate category.
Admission of any child is dependent on the agreement that parents or legal guardians and the child agree to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of the Archdiocese of Chicago and St. John Berchmans School. The school is operated under the guidelines of the Catholic Bishop of Chicago, a Corporation Sole, in the Archdiocese of Chicago, and admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, nationality and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on basis of race, color, sex, nationality or ancestry in administrating educational policies and other school administrative programs.