Admissions Policy

  1. No student will be excluded from St. Helen School solely because of race, color, religion, sex, national and ethnic origin, or ancestry

  2. Families having children in the school in grades preschool thru 7th grade the previous year will have first priority on admission the following year. (In-School registration typically opens in February.)

  3. Students new to the school will be accepted for admission based upon the following priorities:

    1. Children of registered parishioners

    2. Children whose families are members at another Catholic parish

    3. Children of non-Catholics

  4. If space is not available, parents may place their children on a waiting list. Priority on the waiting list will follow the same criteria listed above. The date of registration in the parish and the date of registration on the list will be used to place students if necessary.

  5. In no case will students already enrolled in grade preschool thru 7th grade be excluded from the school in order to make room for new students in the parish. However, continued non-payment of school tuition and school fees and/or previous discipline warnings will be a deterrent to re-admittance. All admissions/re-admissions are for one year only.

  6. St. Helen Elementary School exists primarily to offer quality Catholic education to its students. Therefore, all students are required to participate in formal Catholic religious education classes.

  7. All children entering kindergarten must be five years old by September 30th and have successfully passed designated testing. All children entering the first grade must be six years old by September 30th and have successfully passed designated testing.

  8. All new students registering for St. Helen Elementary School must meet the minimum state academic competencies for the grade level for which he/she is seeking entrance.

  9. All new students will be accepted to school with a three month probation period. During this time, any concerns or issues will be communicated with the parent/guardians by the teacher.
     

Please contact the school office for a complete registration packet including, if necessary, forms for transfer records or assistance with The EdChoice Scholarship Program.

Updated January 3, 2019

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.