Admission

Admission Process

Admission to St. Thomas

St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School adheres to a longstanding policy of admitting students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin and entitles them to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the School. Accordingly, the School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid programs, or school-administered programs.

St. Thomas seeks to enroll children who will benefit from its values, purpose, program, and families who will enjoy our warm community. Prospective students are evaluated at all ages to determine their abilities and readiness to work alongside currently enrolled students.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee, which includes members of the School's senior leadership team. To be considered for the first round of openings, your child's application must be completed in its entirety by January 28, 2023. Later applications are considered if space is available. Families are notified of the admission decision on February 27, 2023.
 
Immunization Requirements
St. Thomas mandates immunizations as required by the Florida Department of Health. Prior to attendance in our School, each student must have on file with St. Thomas a certificate of immunization for the prevention of communicable diseases, for which this department requires immunization. A completed Florida Certificate of Immunization (form DH680) is required to document the administration of prescribed immunization doses. An exemption from immunization requirements is permissible only with a physician's certification as to the need for either a temporary or permanent medical exemption. An exemption from these requirements is not permissible for religious, philosophical, personal, or other reasons. 

Important Admission Dates for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

List of 3 items.

  • January 28, 2023

    Application Deadline
  • February 27, 2023

    Admission Notification
  • March 5, 2023

    Enrollment Contracts Due

Preschool and Kindergarten

 Candidates will be evaluated according to their developmental level.  Preschool students must be three years of age by Sept. 1 and fully potty trained by the start of school.  Requirements include:
  • School tour
  • Completion of Application
  • Classroom visit with developmental screening
  • Copy of academic records (if applicable)
  • Teacher recommendation (if applicable)
  • Parent Meeting*
  • Family and student photo
  • Copy of birth certificate
*All parents are required to attend the parent meeting.

When all requirements have been met, your child’s admission file is considered complete when all requirements have been met.  To be considered for the first round of openings, the entire application process must be completed by the end of January.  Admission notification is given on March 1st. 

Grades 1–5

 The evaluation of applicants includes tests of academic proficiency administered during the student’s shadow day visit.  Admission decisions will be based upon the applicant’s performance on these tests, their history in previous schools, meeting with the family, observations from the student’s shadow day, and teacher recommendations.  Requirements include:
  • School tour
  • Completed application for admission 
  • Admission screening
  • Copy of academic records for the current and previous year
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Shadow Day Visit (full school day that includes academic assessments)
  • Parent Meeting*
  • Family photo
  • Student photo
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate
* All parents are required to attend the parent meeting.

When all requirements have been met, your child’s admission file is considered complete when all requirements have been met.  To be considered for the first round of openings, the entire application process must be completed by the end of January.  Admission notification is given on March 1st.