Enrollment

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Birmingham, including St. Barnabas, admit students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

All students must present a birth certificate and, where applicable, a baptismal certificate.

Students entering 4-year-old Preschool (K4) must be four years of age by September 1st, of the current school year. Students entering Kindergarten must be five years of age by September 1st, of the current school year. Students entering First Grade must be six years of age by September 1st, of the current school year. The exact date of birth must be determined from an official, valid birth certificate of the child to be enrolled in school.

Alabama State Law requires that children entering Preschool, Kindergarten, or First Grade be immunized against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, rubella, and mumps unless otherwise exempted as provided by law (i.e., medical or religious exemptions, noted and on file). Any child who has not met these requirements by the date specified by the County Health Department will not be allowed to enroll in school until all records are in order.

Required information for enrollment includes:

  1. Immunization Compliance Form (Health Department)
  2. Birth Certificate – original certified copy including certification number
  3. Baptismal Certificate (for Catholic students only)
  4. Legal documents – if applicable (e.g., verification of name change of adopted children, custodian/guardianship agreements, etc.)
  5. Parish verification form, if applicable
  6. Copy of the child’s Social Security card

New students who are transferring from other schools must provide report cards and/or other information to insure their admission to the proper grade level. Performance tests in Reading Comprehension and Mathematics Skills are administered to new students in order to assist the administration and teachers in assessing and projecting achievement. Entrance test information is also used to insure that the academic program offered by St. Barnabas meets the child’s educational needs. All new students are admitted on a probationary basis during the first semester of attendance.

To apply for admission to our school, please visit the school office between the hours of 8:30am and 2:30pm Monday through Friday, so that you can have a tour of the school and obtain the necessary forms and other information needed. The school is located at 7901 First Avenue North, Birmingham and the public entrance is at the corner of 79th Street and First Avenue North. Ring the bell and the secretary will let you in.