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Nazareth Academy

Grade School

Admissions

Admissions

 
 
 
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES WHILE UNDER MANDATORY CLOSURE:
 
We sincerely regret we can not meet all the prospective families face-to-face as many tours and student shadow dates in the next month have been cancelled. For your convenience, a Video Tour was filmed by Mrs. McGarvey, our Development Director, that shows our gleaming facility on the first day of our mandatory closure.  While it does not depict the smiles of our administrators, faculty, staff and students, it provides a visual representation of the dedication and creativity of our teachers, the academic efforts of our students and Nazareth Academy Grade School's 80-year commitment to education and families by our Sponsored Ministry, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. 
 
We have emailed a copy of the 12-minute tour to all those who had submitted an application inquiry. If you are interested in receiving the video via email, please complete the ONLINE APPLICATION.
You will receive a confirmation of your inquiry and an email from Mrs. Rovnan along with the video along with information regarding specific openings in our classes from grades 1 - 8.
 
 
WELCOME! Whether you attend an Open House or simply contact us to arrange a personal visit, you will always be welcome. Once you've felt the energy of the school, have seen the quality of our facility and met the students and teachers who make it such a warm and vibrant place in which to work and learn, you will be confident that your child's academic foundation is firmly set.  Information regarding tuition, applications, tours and shadow days is listed below. We look forward to meeting you and your child! 
 
TUITION FOR 2020 - 2021
$6,700.00 first/second child in family
$6,200.00 third/fourth child in family
In addition, $150.00 security fee for each FAMILY. A nominal book bill and fees may apply. 
 
Registration is due March 31, 2020.
For full tuition policy, please click here. (Updated version forthcoming) 
 
TOURS
We welcome parents to visit the school at any time during the school day to take a guided tour. Tours can be scheduled form 8:15 am - 2:00 pm. There is so much to see and learn about NAGS on any given day. Meet our teachers and see our students in action! 
 
Students entering grades 2 - 8 are required to shadow in their prospective grade for a regular school day. Your child may wear casual clothers or their current uniform. This is a great opportunity for your child to meet future classmates and teachers! 
Please call Mrs. Rovnan at 215-637-7777, ext . 200 to take a tour and/or shadow day for your child. 
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS 
In order to be considered for enrollment at Nazareth Academy Grade School, the following requirements must be met:
 
GRADES 1 to 8: 
    
FIRST GRADE PLACEMENT EVALUATION 
Students wishing to enter Nazareth Academy Grade School for First Grade are expected to complete the Readiness Evaluation administered by the faculty at the school. The evaluation was offered on February 8, 2020 and precedes September enrollment.  If you missed the evaluation, please call Mrs. Rovnan at 215-637-7777, ext. 200. 
 
The Readiness Evaluation is based on work the children have learned in preschool and kindergarten and is designed to:
  • Determine readiness in the areas of reading and mathematics
  • Includes the knowledge of basic letters, numbers and vocabulary
  • Evaluate work on sounds, beginning, middle and ending as well as rhyming
  • Evaluate for listening and answering questions

If a child is scheduled for an evaluation after the February date, they may be required to complete an additional part. This additional component may be given especially if the evaluation date is much later in the school year. It will further test the knowledge of sight Vocabulary and Reading.  

The Readiness Evaluation is a guide used by the Administration and Faculty with regard to admission to Nazareth Academy Grades School. It is not the sole basis for admission. Other factors are considered, such as recommendations from the student's Kindergarten teacher.  Parents are welcome to remain at school during the Evaluation to view a Video Presentation and tour the school if interested.  

 

TO REGISTER FOR READINESS EVALUATION:
1. Complete online or paper application. 
2. The fee for the test is $25.00. Please make check payable to "NAGS"
3. Submit copy of Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate (if applicable) along with your check.
 
 
SHADOW DAYS
A shadow date must be scheduled for the student entering Grades 2 - 8. Exceptions are made in the summer. On the day of shadowing, the following must be provided:
  1. Copies of last three report cards, if applicable
  2. Results of the most recent standardized tests, if applicable
  3. Letter of recommendation from a teacher from which the student is transferring (Gr. 2 - 8)

Your child will also be asked to take an evaulation on the shadow day. A fee of $25.00 must be paid to take the Readiness Evaluation for the grade to be entered. Our students are eager to welcome new students! Parents should be at ease knowing that our faculty and students will warmly make your child feel "at home" at NAGS! 

 
REGISTRATION
Upon acceptance, parents must submit the following, if not already submitted:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  • Custody Papers (if applicable)
  • Updated Immunization Records
  • Health Forms for Students
 

If summer work or tutoring is required, the student is accepted on the condition that the work is completed.
All students in Grades 2 through 7 are accepted on the condition that they maintain all grades at each marking period at "70" and above (Grades 3-8) and "S" and above (Grade 2).
 
 
 
 
OPEN HOUSE EVENTS
While we welcome interested families to come tour the school at any time, we have also planned several
Open House events during the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please join us! 
 
KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE
Kindergarten students and their families were invited to attend an Open House on November 22, 2019. This was a great opportunity for parents and children to tour the school, learn about our programs and meet our dedicated teachers.  8:30 am - 11:00 am.  For additional information, contact Mrs. Rovnan at 215-637-7777, ext. 200. 
 
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
Interested families were invited to join our annual Tree Lighting at Nazareth Academy Grade School on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6 PM.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and the event was cancelled. The students, faculty and staff held the tree lighting during the school day.
 
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SPAGHETTI DINNER
All current families and families interested in touring the school were invited to our Spaghetti Dinner on January 31, 2020. Faculty members took families on a tour of our beautiful facility. 
 
FIRST GRADE READINESS EVALUATION & TOUR
Incoming first grade students were asked to register and participate in a Readiness Evaluation on February 8, 2020. Please call Mrs. Rovnan at 215-637-7777, ext. 200 for additional information.  There is a $25.00 fee for the evaluation. 
 
EARTH DAY ECO FAIR AND OPEN HOUSE - TBD
Our spring Open House will be held in honor of the 50th Anniversary of EARTH DAY and will provide hands-on fun for families as well as an opportunity for interested families to meet our faculty and students. 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Thank you for your interest in Nazareth Academy Grade School. We are committed to promoting academic excellence by creating an environment of love which motivates each student to grow and develop to his/her full potential. No child shall be denied admission on the basis of color, race, creed or nationality. 
 
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