Admissions

 

Admissions Process

Tour Trinity Catholic Academy

Any family interested in Trinity Catholic Academy is encouraged to call the school at 508-765-5991 to speak with the principal and schedule an appointment to visit the school.

At the time of the appointment, parents should bring with them a copy of their child’s report cards from the last 2 school years and the most recent results of standardized testing, if applicable. During this appointment, prospective parents will receive a tour of the school and meet with the principal.

Available Openings Policy

As openings become available, the following priorities will be used to accept students to Trinity Catholic Academy:

  • Siblings of current students
  • Members of St. John Paul II Parish
  • Children of Alumni
  • Members of other parishes
  • Non-Catholic students

Application Process

Grades Pre-K through 4

Once parents have met with the principal and it is determined that Trinity Catholic Academy is a good fit for the child, parents will receive a registration packet.

Upon return of the registration packet, a $100 registration fee, and $100 deposit, copy of birth certificate, copy of recent immunizations, evidence of a physical examination within the last 12 months, the child will be considered registered, and a seat in the corresponding grade will be held.

Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable.

Grades 5 through 8

Once parents have met with the principal and it is determined that Trinity Catholic Academy is a good fit for the child, the prospective student will be required to take a diagnostic test in both English/Languages Arts and Math. Admission to TCA will be determined by the results of the diagnostic test, academic performance trends indicated by past report cards, and results of standardized testing.

If the student is accepted, parents will receive a registration packet. Upon return of the packet, a $100 registration fee, and $100 deposit, copy of birth certificate, copy of recent immunizations, evidence of a physical examination within the last 12 months, the child will be considered registered, and a seat in the corresponding grade will be held.

Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable.

Transferring Mid-Year

Any family interested in transferring a student to Trinity Catholic Academy during a school year is encouraged to call the school at 508-765-5991 to speak with the principal and schedule an appointment to visit the school.

At this time, parents should bring with them a copy of their child’s report cards from the last 2 school years and the most recent results of standardized testing, if applicable. During this appointment, prospective parents will receive a tour of the school and meet with the principal.

If it is determined that TCA is a good fit for the student and if there is a seat available in that grade, the following process will apply.  If the student is being considered for grades 5-8, the prospective student will be required to take a diagnostic test in both English/Languages Arts and Math. Admission to TCA will be determined by the results of the diagnostic test, academic performance trends indicated by past report cards, and results of standardized testing.

If the student is accepted, parents will receive a registration packet. Upon return of the registration packet, a $100 registration fee, $100 deposit, one month’s tuition, copy of birth certificate, copy of recent immunizations, evidence of a physical examination within the last 12 months, the child will be considered registered.

Registration fees and deposits are non-refundable.

Important Admissions Disclaimer

All financial aid decisions are determined by Facts Tuition Management and the Diocese of Worcester.  The principal and the pastor may add tuition assistance when available.

Additional Information

All incoming preschool students must have proof of being 4 years old on or before August 31; kindergarten students must have proof of being 5 years old on or before August 31; and first grade students must have proof of being 6 years old on or before August 31 to be eligible for the current school year.

It is Massachusetts State Law that all students must be current in their immunizations. Attendance at school may be denied if students are delinquent in this matter.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Trinity Catholic Academy in the Diocese of Worcester admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at all schools. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.

Tuition & Fees

School Year 2018-2019

Financial Aid

2019-2020 Policies & Procedures

More Information to Follow

14 Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Child in Trinity Catholic Academy

1. Sense of Family

Above all TCA is a family where mutual respect, encouragement, and genuine interest in the educational development of our students is fostered and expected.

2. Accredited Academic Excellence

TCA is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

3. Experience

Founded over 100 years ago, TCA continues to provide a quality and developmentally appropriate academic education for students in grades Pre-K through 8.

4. A Diversified Curriculum

TCA offers such courses as Computer Science, Music, Art, Library, Phonics, Penmanship, Spanish, Math, Social Studies, English, and Science. TCA is also proud to offer a total Reading experience incorporating reading, writing, language, and literature appreciation.

5. Affordable Tuition Rates

TCA tuition rates are significantly less than all the other private schools in the nation.

6. A Christ-Centered education

Founded by St. Mary’s Parish in 1889, we integrate Catholic Doctrine, social justice, and moral integrity into our everyday experiences. We worship together at monthly liturgies where each grade has a chance to serve the school community.

7. Smart Classrooms

All classrooms are equipped with smartboards and are wired for Internet use.   TCA has an aggressive technology plan in place.

8. Physical Education

Is offered to our students on a weekly basis. Students are trained and encouraged to participate in a community “Fun-Run/Walk” and in the American Heart Association’s “Jump-Rope-a-Thon”. Other fun includes “Winter Games” and “Field Day” at Camp Foskett.

9. Fine Arts

Besides weekly class, every year students are encouraged to audition for and perform in a major musical production. Singers, dancers, actors, and technical volunteers are all needed. TCA also has a school choir that meets after school and serves at all school liturgies. The choir also performs at our annual school Christmas concert as well as at other venues in the community.

10. Cultural Awareness

Students in grades K-5 are introduced to the Spanish culture. Students in grades 6 through 8 study Spanish to gain facility in the speaking, reading, and writing of the language, and to develop an appreciation of other cultures.

11. Transportation

Busing is available to all Southbridge residents who meet the mileage requirements as stated by the town.

12. Sports

TCA offers interscholastic sports for boys and girls on Varsity and Junior Varsity levels. Programs include Basketball (as part of the I-395 League), Cheering, Competitive Cheerleading, Soccer, and Running.

13. Student Leadership

The Faith In Action Team (FIAT), Student Council, and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), are three opportunities that TCA is proud to offer to our students at the junior high level. Student Council, which hosts MANY fun activities, also includes grade 5.

14. After-School Program

This program is offered (for a very affordable fee) to all TCA students. Playtime, snack, and homework all happen between 2:45pm and 5:30pm.

 

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