At St. Edmund’s Academy, the admissions process is designed to create conversations about your family’s values and expectations and how we can nourish your child’s gifts and talents with our unique approach to academic and character education. The goal of the Admissions Office is to find students who will thrive in our classrooms – cognitively, socially, and emotionally – with the support of family and faculty alike.

Admission decisions are based upon a combination of factors that include our observations and interactions with your child, previous school records, report cards, standardized test results, teacher recommendations, and admissions assessments. Important also are the stories that you, who know your child best, share with us.

Get started on the admissions process for your child today!  Parents are able to complete all paperwork digitally once you have submitted an online inquiry or completed the online application.

Admissions Process for 2019-2020

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  • Fall 2018

    Inquire – Contact the Admissions Office at 412-521-1907 x121 or complete the online inquiry form to learn more about St. Edmund’s Academy.

    Tour – The Admissions Office will work with you to schedule your personal tour of the school where you can learn more about the school's philosophy and practice. You will also have the opportunity to see classes in action and speak with teachers. 

    Apply – Apply online today or submit an application by mail with a $50.00 non-refundable Application Fee.
  • Winter 2018-2019

    Collect information – Submit a release of records form and teacher recommendation forms to your child’s school.
    • For students entering Preschool – 1st grade, we ask for progress reports from the school, if available, and one teacher recommendation.
    • Students entering 2nd – 8th grade must submit their school transcript, standardized test scores, and two teacher recommendations.
      • Teacher recommendation for 2nd – 5th grade applicants
      • Teacher recommendation for 6th – 8th grade applicants
    Visit – All students are invited to spend the day at St. Edmund’s to get to know their peers and teachers.
    • Children applying to Preschool should register to attend one of our afterschool play dates: December 12th, January 9th, January 23rd, or January 30th at 4:00PM.
    • Students applying for PreK and Kindergarten spend a morning in the classroom enjoying fun activities to assess their developmental readiness and allow children to meet teachers and friends.  These visits are scheduled daily throughout the months of November, December, and January. 
    • Applicants in 1st – 8th grades shadow their peers for at least one full school day to experience our classes, talk with teachers, and meet new friends.  Student Visitation Days are scheduled for November 29th and January 23rd.
    Complete Testing – All applicants must complete an assessment at St. Edmund’s Academy to help determine the child’s overall readiness for the applied grade.
    • Preschool, PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade children assess during their school visit.
    • Students applying to Grades 2 – 8 attend a testing session on Saturday, February 10th at 9:30AM.
  • Early Spring 2019

    Review
    The Admissions Committee will review all completed admissions applications and notify families of our admissions decisions. Decisions are based solely on the availability of space and the strength of the match between the child, family goals, and the school. 

    Notification
    • Families applying for Preschool, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten children will be notified on February 11, 2019.
    • Families applying for students in Grades 1-8 will be notified on March 4, 2019.

Upper School Admission Forms - Grades 5 - 8

Lower School Admission Forms - Grades 1 - 4

Early Childhood Admission Forms

Important Dates

Admissions 2019-2020 Dates: (click on dates to RSVP to each event)

Information Sessions (9:30 - 11:00 a.m.)
Student Visit Days - Grades 2 - 8 (8:15 a.m - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Register here (student must have completed application on file to register)

Preschool Play Dates for applicants to the Preschool Class (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Register here


Admissions Testing for applicants to Grades 2 - 8 (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Applications Due:
  • January 15, 2019 - Early Childhood Applicants
  • February 1, 2019 - FAME Scholar Applicants
  • February 15, 2019 - Applicants to Grades 1-8
Admissions Notification Dates:
  • February 11, 2019 - Early Childhood
  • March 4, 2019 - Grades 1 - 8
“When I see how much my child has grown and matured in just one year at St. Edmund's, my only regret is that we didn't bring him here sooner."

--SEA Parent
St. Edmund's Academy admits students of any race, religion, color, gender, creed, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to the students of the school. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarships, athletic, and other school-administered programs.