As our school’s mission encompasses the Catholic Christian formation, it is essential that the families demonstrate and understand the specific Christian nature of our school. Therefore, the school will accept only those children whose parents desire is to take part in that mission through participation in regular mass attendance and parent volunteer hours in church/school related functions. With this in mind, we must remind you that by being the primary role model to your children, you must also comply with said regulations stated in this manual. In matters of admission and registration, the decisions of the pastor and principal are final.
The Catholic Church recognizes marriage as a Sacrament. In the Union of Christian spouses the Sacrament of Matrimony celebrates the relationship of Christ to the Church. St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School and its companion parish strongly support the Sacrament of Matrimony as the foundation of family life and of the domestic Church. In recognition of the importance of the matrimonial sacrament to the Catholic faith, parents agree not to compel the attendance, testimony, or deposition or church employees in any divorce, custody, or other legal proceeding, which may in any way involve the dissolution of marriage or the determination of parental/custody rights.
Requirements for Admissions:
- Priority is given to siblings of children already at St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School.
- St. Brendan Catholic Church active parishioners.
- Active parishioners from other parishes.
- Waiting list on a first come first serve basis.
St. Brendan Elementary accepts the following scholarships:
- McKay Scholarship Program
- Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (From Step-Up)
- Family Empowerment Scholarship
- Gardiner (PLSA) Scholarship from Step Up for Students
St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School maintains health records in accordance with the Florida Department of Health in compliance with Florida Statues. All directives issued annually by the Florida Department of Health concerning immunizations and other health matters are implemented. At registration, each student must present a school entry health examination form (Form 3040) based upon an examination performed within one (1) year prior to enrollment, as well as an original and current Florida Certification of Immunization (Form 680). Immunizations are required for poliomyelitis, diphtheria, rubella, pertussis, mumps, tetanus, measles, H. Influenza type b, varicella, and hepatitis B and other communicable diseases as determined by the rules of the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. These requirements are mandated by state law and students may be kept from attending classes or dismissed from the school for non-compliance.
Pre-Kindergarten 2 - a child must be two (2) years of age on or before September 1st.
Pre-Kindergarten 3 - a child must be three (3) years of age on or before September 1st.
Pre-Kindergarten 4 - a child must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1st.
Kindergarten - a child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1st.
First Grade - a child must be six (6) years of age on or before September 1st and have successfully completed one full year of Kindergarten.