Admission Process

Application Process Timeline

  • Register and Attend Information Session - October - January
  • Complete Online Application - November - first Friday in February (First Round Applicants), then ongoing
  • Submit Additional Documents on Checklist - by first Friday in February for First Round Applicants, then ongoing
  • Notification Letters Sent - mid-March for First Round Applicants, space-available admissions after March
  • Enroll Online and Pay Fees - by April deadline for student accepted mid-March

Families interested in enrolling their students in Holy Family Catholic School are encouraged to attend one of our parent-only Information Sessions.  In the sessions, you will learn about our school and the admission process, as well as take a tour of the campus.

Admission season officially begins in November each year when we email an application link to families who have filled out the Online Inquiry Form.  Parents may fill out the Online Inquiry Form as early as January of the year before their child would enroll at Holy Family (ie: January, 2019 for the 2020-2021 school year).

Admission applications are typically due the first week of February to be considered in the first round of admissions.  Applications received after that date will be considered on a space available basis.  Click HERE for a complete Application Checklist for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students must have all paperwork completed for their files to be reviewed.  Families will be notified by mid-March of their admission or wait pool status. After that time, we will continue to communicate with families in the wait pool as openings become available.  Families that have been offered acceptance must log on to RenWeb and pay the New Student Fee and the Annual Enrollment Fee and set up a tuition payment plan in FACTS by the end of March in order to secure their child's acceptance.  

Admission Criteria

When evaluating students for enrollment, there are several criteria that we assess.  Students must first meet the age requirements set forth by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED).  By September 1st of the corresponding year, students must be 4 years of age to enter Pre-Kindergarten, 5 years of age to enter Kindergarten, and 6 years of age to enter First Grade.  No exceptions are made to this rule.

It is important to us to meet the needs of every child we serve. In order to ensure that this happens, we review application information, report cards, test scores and teacher evaluations to assess proficient academic performance and responsible behavior and self-discipline.  For students entering Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, developmental readiness screening takes place to examine their developmental readiness for entering school that year.

Priority in admission is first given to returning students, followed by their siblings who wish to enroll.  We make every effort to ensure all children from the same family have placement if available.  Parish membership is the third priority in the admission process.  Parishioners who meet the criteria of their pastors from one of our seven supporting parishes have priority followed by parishioners from other Catholic parishes and non-Catholic families.

Schools within the Diocese of Austin do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in:  (i) the admission of students; (ii) the offerings of rights, privileges, programs, or activities generally made available to their students; or (iii) the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, loan programs, athletic programs, employment practices or policies, or other school-administered programs.

Holy Family Catholic School will comply with all applicable state and federal laws on discrimination.  Our doors are open to children of all faiths.