Enrollment Policy

Enrollment Policy

Application packets for the following school year will be available on September 15 of the current year and must be received by the Friday before Presidents’ Day (February) to be considered for openings. Please note that applications will be accepted after the Friday before Presidents’ Day as openings may occur between acceptance of new students and the beginning of the following school year. Students from prior waiting lists will not be considered for enrollment; parents must submit updated information annually. Students will be placed on Saint John the Baptist Elementary’s waiting list according to the priorities below, then by date of submission of completed application packet. Students may not apply unless they will be of school age on September 1 in accordance with the admittance policy as per Utah’s Kindergarten Entry Cutoff Date. Admittance of students in good standing will be based according to the following priorities, as deemed by the Diocese of Salt Lake City, as space is available and at the discretion of Saint John the Baptist Elementary’s administration:

1. Children presently enrolled.
2. Siblings of students enrolled at Saint John the Baptist Elementary.
3. Children of active members of Catholic parishes without a school (Saint John the Baptist, Saint Thomas More, etc.), siblings of Saint John the Baptist Middle School and Juan Diego Catholic High School, and out-of-town applicants currently attending a Catholic school.
4. Children of Catholic parishes with a school.
5. Children from non-Catholic families.

New applicants must provide a birth certificate, sacramental certificates (Baptism, First Communion – if applicable) and proof of all necessary immunizations to be on file before a child is admitted. A physical examination is also required for all incoming students. Students entering grades 1-5 must present evidence of satisfactory conduct and academic achievement from the previous school attended. All students are admitted on a one-year probationary status. If students do not perform at an acceptable level, both academically and/or behaviorally, their admission may be terminated. Saint John the Baptist Elementary does not have special education classes and is not able to provide an adequate program for serious learning disabilities.

To qualify as a parishioner, parents and their child must be:

1. Registered in the parish,
2. Baptized in the Catholic faith,
3. Attend Mass regularly, and
4. Support the parish in the best way they can, whether monetarily or in service.

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Elementary complies with the regulations on the disabled (Section #504 ofthe Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1989) to the extent that they may apply to private educational programs.