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GCS Admissions Procedure
 
Our students come from Greenwich, lower Fairfield County, and Westchester County. There are approximately 400 students enrolled in the school. Greenwich Catholic School has an open enrollment policy and accepts students on a year-round basis. The application process does, however, require a number of steps for completion. We highly recommend applying in the early Fall of the year prior to your child’s desired enrollment date as classes will be closed when at capacity.
 
Tours & Interviews
The best way to get to know our school is to tour our campus. Tours of the campus and interviews are available to prospective parents during our open houses in the fall and winter, a tour or student visit can be scheduled at anytime. Please contact Admissions by clicking here to fill out our online inquiry form, by calling us at 203-869-4000, ext. 149 or admissions@gcsct.org.
 
Little Angels, Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Age Qualifications
Applicants for the Little Angels, Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten classes must meet the following age qualifications in order to be considered for enrollment to these classes:
Little Angels - must turn 3 years old by Dec. 31st of the year that he/she begins school.  Also must be toilet-trained.
Pre-Kindergarten - must turn 4 years old by Dec. 31st of the year that he/she begins school.
Kindergarten - must turn 5 years old by Dec. 31st of the year that he/she begins school.
 
Application
A complete application for our school includes:
  • Completed application
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate, and family photo
  • Non-refundable $75.00 application fee made payable to Greenwich Catholic School
  • Signed Transcript Release/Teacher Recommendation Form
 
Classroom visits are required for students entering Grades 2 through 8.
 
Transcript Release and Teacher Recommendation Form
Parents are required to sign the Transcript Release/Teacher Recommendation Form and forward it to the student’s current school. Upon completion, your child’s current school should send the transcripts and recommendations directly to the Admissions Office.
 
Entrance Exams & Screenings
Upon completion of an application, students who wish to enter Grade 1 through Grade 8 are required to take an entrance exam. Students are tested to determine their aptitude in language arts, math, and in writing skills. Entrance exams information is sent to parents upon receipt of a completed application.
 
There is a separate screening process for Little Angels, Pre-K, and Kindergarten.  Upon completion of an application, the admissions office will call to schedule the day and time of the student’s screening.
 
Acceptance Letters
All new students are accepted on a provisional basis, contingent on the successful inclusion into our school. Students will be evaluated quarterly until the end of their first year.
 
Declaration of Parish Affiliation
Each family must submit the enclosed Declaration of Parish Affiliation signed by their pastor to qualify for a reduced Diocesan tuition rate. All families will be required to pay the full tuition rates until this form is received by the Business Office. Click here to download the form.
 
Program Hours
The school day for students in grades K- 8th grade begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 2:45 PM. PK3 and PK4 programs begin at 8:30 AM and end at 11:45 AM. There is an extended day option in the Pre-K that will allow your child to stay until 2:45 PM. Click here for more information. We also offer After School Child Care to all students until 6:00 PM. 
 
We admit boys and girls of any race, color, religion, national,
or ethnic origin.
Admission Forms
 
 
The Bishop’s Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance on an annual basis for students to attend diocesan-sponsored schools. For more information about applying for tuition assistance through the BSF, please click here.