Admission Process

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Application Deadline | Please submit an application by February 9, 2021, for first-round consideration. While we encourage early consideration, we accept applicants year-round.



Admission Policies


St. Athanasius welcomes all applicants. Students must be three years old by September 1 for preschool (junior kindergarten), and five years old by September 1 to enter kindergarten their starting year.

The Principal meets with all 6th-8th grade prospective new families.

Meeting with Principal Carol McClay provides the family an opportunity to discuss their needs; it also helps our staff gain a better understanding of the students entering the school. Please schedule an appointment through Shannon Valko, Director of Enrollment at (847) 864-2650 or admissions@saintas.net. School Tours are available; Shadow Visits cannot be accommodated at this time. Visit Us >

Applications accepted throughout the year.

While we encourage early consideration, we accept applications year-round. Forms are available from the school’s Communications Coordinator, Judy Berg, or online. Please submit an application by February 9, 2021, for first-round consideration.

Admission for those who submit after February 9, 2021 will be on a first-come, first-served basis. St. Athanasius School gives admission preference in the following order: Siblings of current students, Catholic students that are St. Athanasius parishioners, Catholic students from other parishes, Non-Catholic students. Application Forms > 

Financial Aid Application and verifying documents are due April 20, 2021.

Requests for financial aid information can be made with your application. Decisions are made in April. Apply for Aid >

Transfer Students

Please bring a copy of your child’s transcript or most recent report card to the meeting with the principal. Reviewing your student’s previous academic record helps determine appropriate placement at St. Athanasius. Reading and math levels for students entering Units B, C, and D (grades 3-8) will be assessed before an admissions decision is made. Contact will be made with the student’s school when appropriate.

Notification of Admission Status

A letter emailed March 15, 2021, will inform families of admission status. If a place in the class cannot be guaranteed at this time, parents can request placing the child’s name on the waitlist. Changes frequently occur during the spring and summer that make space available in a class.

Admissions Confirmation

Confirmation to attend St. Athanasius School should be received by March 26th, 2021. In the case of a special circumstance, please contact the principal. 

School Forms due by August 13, 2021.

Please return the following forms to the school office: Emergency Contact Form and Medical, Dental and Vision Forms. The State of Illinois requires a physical examination for all kindergarteners, sixth graders, and new students. And eye exam is also required for new students. Visit www.saintas.net to obtain forms. Forms are also available here.


Key Dates

  • February 9, 2021 — Application and Release of Records Due
  • March 12, 2021 — Notification of Admission Status (postmarked on this date or received via email by March 15)
  • April 20, 2021 — Financial Aid Application and Verifying Documents Due


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