The Archdiocese of New York has opened online admissions for the 2020-2021 school year, and will host six open house events at 120 schools across the archdiocese from January through March.
For children entering kindergarten through eighth grade, families may apply for both admissions as follows:
• Online at www.ApplyCatholicSchoolsNY.org.
• By phone at (646) 794-2885, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The bilingual helpline is dedicated to serving parents who are unable to access a computer or who would like to access Spanish-language representatives and/or translation services for other languages.
• At the school of interest for parents who would like one-on-one help from the school’s staff in completing the online application for admissions and financial assistance.
“We are very pleased to open our online admissions on December 4 this year. This added level of convenience—available to pc and mobile users alike—gives hundreds of families more time to visit Catholic schools near their home or work, and apply online for the school that best suits their needs,” said Michael J. Deegan, superintendent of schools for the archdiocese.
“Our Catholic school students learn in a secure environment where respect, courtesy and service to others are always part of the curriculum,” he added. “These Catholic values enrich not only our students, but also their families, parishes and communities.”
Reflecting the academic quality of Catholic schools, the 2018-2019 New York State Education Department Examination results show that:
• Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York outperformed New York State and city schools in performance growth over each of the past five years, and Catholic school students outpaced New York State and New York City public school students in terms of the percentage of students meeting or exceeding proficiency standards in both mathematics and English language arts (ELA).
Upcoming “Touring Tuesdays” events at 120 elementary schools throughout the archdiocese are Jan. 7, Jan. 28 (Catholic Schools Week), Feb. 11, Feb. 18, March 3 and March 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., or by appointment.
Touring Tuesdays and private school tour bookings may be made online at https://catholicschoolsny.org/visit-a-school or by calling the bilingual helpline, (646) 794-2885.
Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York serve more than 62,000 students from pre-K through 12th grade across 200 schools in nine counties and boroughs throughout New York, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Orange and Dutchess. Catholic schools offer a unique combination of academic and spiritual development that empowers children of all backgrounds to gain the confidence to realize their fullest potential.
To learn more about the archdiocese’s Catholic schools, visit www.catholicschoolsny.org or www.facebook.com/CatholicSchoolsArchdioceseNewYork.