New Family Registration
Thank you for your interest in St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic School; here is the process to register:
1. Fill out the electronic New Family Registration Form
2. Print out and fill out the Tuition Responsibility & General School Permission Form; return to the school office with a check for the registration fee ($75.00 per student) and copies of birth certificate and baptismal certificate. The general permission packet may be found here.
3. Register for a FACTS Tuition Account.
4. Print out and fill out the Request for Records Form (for students entering 1st-8th grades); return to the school office
5. Contact school office to confirm registration, coordinate sending forms, set up a tour, and/or arrange a shadow day.
Tours and Shadow Days
Saint Ignatius Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, its admission policies, or in any school-administered program.
St. Ignatius School endeavors to accommodate students with special needs, as our school’s resources and capabilities reasonably permit. All registrations are subject to approval by the Pastor and Principal.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Memorandum of Understanding:
Every Catholic school student has a right to be treated as a child of God, with the love and respect that implies, regardless of family circumstances. In like manner, the believing community has the right to and education guided by Catholic teaching and identity, unimpeded by pressures contrary to Church teaching.
The Parent/guardian of a student in St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic School understands, affirms, and supports the following:
Attending a Catholic school is a privilege, not a right. The primary purpose of a Catholic school education is two-fold: to strengthen the Catholic community in its faith, and to form students in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church.
Catholic schools are distinctive religious education institutions guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church. They are not simply private schools offering a positive moral code. Rather, they exist to advance the faith mission of the sponsoring Catholic parish and Archdiocese.
While Catholic education places a high value on academic excellence and extracurricular achievement, its fundamental priority is fidelity to Catholic teaching and identity.
St. Ignatius of Antioch School and its administration have the responsibility to ensure that Catholic teaching and moral integrity permeate every facet of the school’s life and activity and that the school is able to function as a community of faith.
In all questions that involve Catholic teaching, morals, and Church law, the final determination rests with the Archbishop of Philadelphia.
Tours are available during scheduled open houses as well as at any time by calling or emailing the school office. We also encourage prospective students in grades 1-8 to arrange a shadow day in order to spend a school day at St. Ignatius. Please contact us to arrange a day.
Beginning at a new school can be an exciting experience, but also comes with a lot of questions. To help our new families, our Home and School Association has established a "Buddy Family" program where one of our current families is assigned to a new family to assist with navigating the ins and outs of a successful school year.
St. Ignatius is launching an ambitious new STEAM initiative, which includes a revitalized interdisciplinary curriculum (with courses in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics) for the 2017-2018 academic year.