School Visit


Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.  At St. Mary’s School, we appreciate the importance of this decision, and we encourage each family to find the school that best fits their child and their values.

With your partnership, our faculty and staff will strive to ensure that any new student will quickly acclimate to St. Mary’s and be successful.   To schedule a tour, please contact our school office at (716) 689-8424. Following a tour, prospective families will also have the chance to speak with several current families who can provide an “insider’s view” to life at St. Mary School.  Additional visits can also be arranged, which could include a student shadowing a current student for the day and/or meeting directly with a prospective teacher and our Principal.

Application

To apply, please complete an Application and New Enrollment Form and return to our main office with the non-refundable $100.00 initial registration fee with a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Space permitting, this will secure placement for your child*. If the class is full, your child will be placed on a wait list in order of receipt of the previously listed items. Should we be unable to hold a place for your child, your registration fee will be refunded. In addition, please forward a copy of your child’s prior year final cumulative report card, current year report card, NYS testing scores and any other pertinent academic records to the school office.

*All documentation will be reviewed by school administration to assess and assure that St. Mary’s can accommodate the individual academic needs of your child(ren).

 Acceptance

Upon receipt of completed application packet, birth certificate, registration fee, and academic records, our school Principal will review all documentation and develop action plans for accepted students on a case by case basis. We hope to collaborate and partner with you to ensure that St. Mary’s is the best fit for your child(ren) and that his/her individual academic needs may be accommodated. When necessary, an additional meeting may be scheduled to discuss individual student needs.

Enrollment

Although this is the final step in the Admissions Process, it is just the beginning of an incredible journey for your family as you become part of our St. Mary’s School family. Once enrolled, your family will be assigned a MENTOR family, (a current family with similarly aged children). Your MENTOR family will assist with your transition and acclimation to St. Mary’s School community.