Application Process

Visit SEAS

Contact the Principal – Interested parents are highly encouraged to call the Principal directly to schedule a meeting and personal tour. We also have an annual School Open House, a family event where interested families can visit the classroom and meet the teachers and staff.

Classroom observations for all grades are encouraged. Please speak directly with a teacher to schedule a time to observe a classroom. We love visitors!

Submit an Application


Pre-Kindergarten students should be four (4) years of age on or before September 1st of the school year being applied for.

Kindergarten students should be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st of the school year being applied for and must be assessed by the kindergarten teacher prior to admission. Students who will turn five after September 1st may be considered for admission pending an individual assessment by the Principal and Kindergarten teacher. If accepted, the student’s performance will be closely monitored, and it might be recommended the student remain in Kindergarten for a second year.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 for each new student. Upon acceptance and admission to the school, an enrollment fee of $150 is due.

The preferred class size is 24 students for kindergarten to sixth grade. The maximum amount of students in the Pre-Kindergarten program is 20.

Acceptance

Applications for the current academic year are accepted throughout the school year and reviewed on an ongoing basis as classroom space becomes available.

For the following academic year, beginning in January, students will be considered and accepted for enrollment in the following order:

  • Current students and siblings (First Monday in February to the first Friday in March).

  • Parishioners (First Friday in March to the last week day in March).

  • Registration is open to all on the first of April.

ADMISSION POLICIES

As a private Catholic school, SEAS advocates for, cherishes, and wishes for the best educational opportunities for all children. However, due to size limitations SEAS has established the following admissions priorities for the school:

  • Students presently attending SEAS.

  • Siblings of students who have attended SEAS for at least four months of the prior school year.

  • Students from families registered in the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.

  • Students from families registered at other Catholic parishes.

  • All other students.

NEW STUDENTS

All new students must meet with their child's classroom teacher for a readiness assessment and will be on a 30-day probationary period. A conference will be scheduled between the parents, student,teacher, and administration to determine if both the student and the school benefit from the student’s placement at SEAS.

Prior to admission of a transferring student, all requested records of the student must be received and reviewed by the school staff. A recommendation from the family’s pastor or other reference may be requested. An interview between the parents, the principal, and teacher as well as an assessment between a teacher and student will be scheduled prior to admission.

The principal may allow a student to attend classes pre-interview/assessment if meetings cannot be scheduled in a timely manner and everything points to successful enrollment (example: students records have been forwarded from another state or county and recommendations are in place but child and/or parent are en route to Anchorage).

ADMISSION PROCESS FOR KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten students must be five years of age on or before September 1st of the school year being applied for. Prior to enrollment, student must be assessed by the kindergarten teacher for readiness skills, both physical and academic.

If there are more applicants than can be accommodated, the prioritized enrollment policy (above) will be followed.

The parent can choose to keep the application active for openings during the year and/or carried over to the following school year.

WAITING LIST

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School has only one class at each grade level from Pre-K through sixth.

The school is usually at capacity, but there are often changes such as families that move away during the school year, which opens up some space for new students.

A waiting list is maintained which is used to fill vacancies.

A deposit of $200 is required to place a child on the waiting list.