Admissions

Nondiscrimination Policy

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

Admission Information

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy. Below is a list of requirements for admission. If you have any questions please call our office at 718-458-3535, ext. 121.

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  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Child’s baptismal certificate (if Catholic)
  • Child’s record of immunizations and medical form
  • Registration Form
  • Registration Fee ($100)

Children entering 1st-8th grade

  • Most recent report card
  • Most recent standardized test scores
  • Principal’s interview with parent and student
  • IEP/IESP services (if applicable)

The following priorities will be used to accept students to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy who apply at provided registration dates:

1. Siblings of currently enrolled students
2. Members of Our Lady of Hope Parish
3. Members of other parishes
4. Non-Catholic students

Children entering the Nursery Program must be three (3) years of age by December 31st and must be potty trained.

Children entering Pre-K must be four (4) years of age by December 31st.

Children entering Kindergarten must be five (5) years of age by December 31st. Students will be conditionally accepted into Kindergarten with full acceptance contingent on displayed readiness as seen in the first two months of Kindergarten.

Students applying for Admission in Grades 1-8 must present a copy of the current report card and standardized test results. These will be reviewed to determine whether the program at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy will meet the educational needs of the students. An interview with the student is part of the admission process. A copy of your child’s IEP/IESP is required, if applicable.

Pre-Admission Testing in some academic areas may be held for new incoming students in Grades 3-8.

All new students will be given a trial period of not less than one trimester in which to prove himself/herself both socially and academically. If during this trial period there are any problems, a student may be asked to withdraw his/her attendance at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy. The recommendation and decision of the school is final.

Non-Catholic students whose parents accept the philosophy of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Academy will be accepted on a space-available basis.