Admissions Policy

The purpose of Catholic education is to give a well-rounded spiritual and academic education to Catholic children.  We conform to the diocesan admissions policy:

Blessed Sacrament School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national or ethnic origin, or gender in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, or athletic or school-administered programs.

Since the purpose of the parish school is to extend and deepen the life of faith and provide quality education, preferential admission is given to baptized Catholic children living with parents or guardians within the boundaries of Blessed Sacrament Parish.  However, consideration for admission may be given to children of non-parishioners, non-Catholics, or parishioners living outside of parish boundaries at the discretion of the pastor. 

A child entering kindergarten must be five years of age on or before September 1 of that school year and complete a readiness test.  Students entering first grade must be six years old on or before September 1 of the school year.  NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.  Catholic students, unless baptized at Blessed Sacrament, must present a Certificate of Baptism.  A birth certificate and social security number for each registered student must be presented to the school office.  Illinois state law requires a physical examination for each pupil upon entering kindergarten and fifth grade or into any grade if the student has not previously been examined as required by the State Code of Illinois.  Students who transfer to Blessed Sacrament should have their academic and health records forwarded from their previous schools.  Transfer students are also required to take an entrance exam.