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Admissions Process

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Early Childhood (Preschool) Admissions

Early Learners (EL): 3 & 4 Year old class. Program requirements:

  1. Your child must be 3 years old prior to the start of school.
  2. Your child must be fully potty-trained and able to toilet themselves independently.

Junior Kindergarten (JK): 4 & 5 Year old class. Our JK program helps prepare students for Kindergarten the following year.  Program requirements:

  1. Your child must be 4 years old prior to the start of school.
  2. Your child must be fully potty-trained and able to toilet themselves independently.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Schedule a tour with our admissions team.
  2. Schedule a shadow day for your child. A shadow day is a great opportunity for your child to see what it’s like to be a student at Roanoke Catholic. Shadow days can be scheduled by emailing our Admissions Office.
  3. Complete a school application online ($25).
  4. If your child has attended a daycare or preschool prior to Roanoke Catholic, please complete the Student Record Release Form. This form allows RCS to get your child’s records from their current school.
  5. Testing is scheduled as needed.
  6. Apply for financial aid, if needed ($35 per family). Financial aid is not available for Pre-Kindergarten students.  Please see the financial aid tab on our website and our tuition assistance brochure to see if you may qualify. Round 1 financial aid deadline: March 1st.

There is no application deadline; we review applications on a rolling admissions basis. Need help with your applications? Schedule an appointment with us.

K-12 Admissions Process

Steps to Apply:

  1. Schedule a tour (virtual or in-person) with our admissions team.
  2. Schedule a shadow day for your child. A shadow day is a great opportunity for your child to see what it’s like to be a student at Roanoke Catholic. Shadow days can be scheduled by emailing Emily Gaston at admissions@roanokecatholic.com.
  3. Complete a school application online ($25 per student).
  4. Complete the Student Record Release Form. This form allows RCS to get your child’s records from their current school.
  5. Have your child complete the Applicant Questionnaire (for students applying to grades 6-12 only).
  6. Students applying to our Kindergarten program must schedule a time to come in for a Kindergarten readiness test. For students in 1st-12th, testing is scheduled as needed. With permission, testing may be completed during your child’s shadow day.
  7. Apply for financial aid, if needed ($35 per family). Please see the financial aid tab on our website and our tuition assistance brochure to see if you may qualify. Round 1 financial aid deadline: March 1st.

There is no application deadline; we review applications on a rolling admissions basis. Need help with your applications? Schedule an appointment with us.


Roanoke Catholic School admits students of any race, religion, and national and ethnic origin. The extent to which a student may prosper academically, as well as develop as a citizen of the school community, is the fundamental issue that is considered in the evaluation of an applicant for admission. The admission process seeks to determine the match between the applicant and the Roanoke Catholic School community.

Candidates for admission to Roanoke Catholic School and their families must be willing to commit to the philosophy of Roanoke Catholic School and to the Christian values it upholds, including cooperation, service, prayer, and worship. Candidates who are admitted to Roanoke Catholic School must continue their personal, religious, and academic growth in a manner that bears witness to the school’s philosophy.

Applications for all grades are subject to the review and recommendation of the Roanoke Catholic School Admissions Committee. Every student must possess the educational background necessary to reach his or her fullest potential in order to be admitted. Students with serious disciplinary issues or poor academic performance will not be offered admission.

Additional Information for International Students can be found on our International Students page.