Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

All admission policies are subject to the rules and regulations of the Maryland State Department of Education and the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Pre-Kindergarten

The child must be three years of age by September 1st of the entering school year and must be toilet trained.  No testing is required.

Kindergarten

The child must be five years of age by September 1st of the entering school year.  Successful completion of the Early Prevention of School Failure test is required.

Grade 1

The child must be six years of age by September 1st of the entering school year.  The decision on first grade admission is usually determined by the kindergarten teacher’s recommendation.  New first-grade students will also be given the Early Prevention of School Failure test.

Grades 2 – 8

  1. Students must be on or above grade level as reflected on most recent progress report.
  2. Students must have satisfactory marks in conduct and effort on most recent progress report.
  3. Students must place on or above their grade level on the admissions tests given in reading comprehension, vocabulary, math, and writing.

All new students are accepted on probation.

Students whose performance on the admissions tests is below grade level may be accepted with the requirement that they repeat the current grade.  Although the grades earned on a new student’s report card from his/her prior school are reviewed, the admissions tests given at OLV take precedence.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES are required for all studentsBAPTISMAL CERTIFICATES are required for all Catholic children. Also required by Maryland law are records of immunizations and physical and dental check-ups.

In admitting children, this order of consideration is followed:

  1. Siblings of students presently enrolled.
  2. Parishioners’ children now reaching school age.
  3. Non-parishioners’ children who are transferring from another Catholic school.
  4. Children of non-parishioners.