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Our Admissions Process

We're delighted that you are considering St. Joseph Regional School!  We welcome the opportunity to share with you what we believe makes St. Joe's a very special learning community.  The admissions process is really about getting to know each other and discovering if St. Joe's is the right place for your child.  This is a process for you to come to know our school, and to decide if we offer the kind of experience of which your family will want to become a part.  
We want to help in any way that we can with your decision.  If you have questions, please contact our Director of Admissions, Megan Amundson, at 603/352-2720 x213 or via email at mamundson@stjosephkeene.org. 

**Pre-Kindergarten (Preschool) Eligibility
To be eligible for preschool, a child must be completely competent with use of the bathroom and three years of age by September 30 of the year of entrance.
**Kindergarten Eligibility
To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be five years of age by September 30 of the year of entrance.
Our Admissions Process
1.  CLICK HERE to complete our Initial Inquiry form. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and /or schedule a meeting and school tour.
2.  Our Director of Admissions, Megan Amundson, will be in contact with you via phone or email.
3.  A meeting with our Principal, Christopher Smith, along with a tour of the school will be scheduled.  Please note that meetings/school tours are available Monday through Friday 9:00am-2:00pm when school is in session.  It is important that prospective families experience our school community in action when our students/faculty are present to fully observe the joy and vibrancy of SJRS.  If you are traveling from out-of-town to visit the school, we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule. 
4.  Once you confirm your interest in SJRS, you will be asked to complete our online application, including a $20 application fee.  The link for the online application will be emailed to you directly from our Admissions Office.
5.  We require a shadow day for all prospective students in Grades 1-8 (half day for Grades 1-2; full day for Grades 3-8).  Our Director of Admissions will work with your family to find a suitable day.  Prospective students will be paired up with one of our current students in the same grade to serve as a guide and ambassador throughout the day.  Shadow days are valuable as they give both students and parents an accurate, firsthand experience at SJRS.  It is an opportunity for students to meet the teachers, interact with classmates, observe how classes are taught, and engage directly with our school community. 
6.  An official decision will be made and communicated.
7.  To hold your child's spot, you will be asked to complete enrollment forms online and pay the enrollment fee.
8.  Apply for financial aid.  See details below.

2022-2023 Tuition Rates

Kindergarten - Grade 8

1 student -- $6,800

2 students -- $11,600

3 students -- $17,400

4 students -- $23,200

Preschool

$7,500

2023-2024 Tuition Rates

Kindergarten - Grade 8

1 student -- $7,000

2 students -- $13,000

3 students -- $19,500

4 students -- $26,000

Preschool

$7,800

We have one standard tuition rate for all families (Catholic and non-Catholic), and no fundraising buyout (previously $1,700).  In the fall of each year, we have one 50/50 raffle fundraiser in which participation is required by all families.  We have also created a list of ways to reduce your tuition through volunteer efforts within the school, if you wish.  Please see the link below to a list of the potential

volunteer opportunities, and the possible discounts associated with each. 

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

For those who are interested in financial assistance, the process includes multiple steps.  The following steps, in this order, are required to be followed by all those applying for financial assistance:

1.  Submit application for NH Education Freedom Accounts (through the NH Children's Scholarship Fund).

In 2021, the State of New Hampshire created the new Education Freedom Accounts (EFA) program to help expand educational opportunities for New Hampshire children. Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, eligible New Hampshire families earning up to 300% of the poverty line can direct part of their child’s state education funding to pay for tuition at the school of their choice (including SJRS), tutoring, online learning programs, educational supplies, internet connectivity, and other educational expenses.  Applications (managed by the NH Children's Scholarship Fund) are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.  The typical amount received is $3,400.  For details and to apply:

2.  Submit application for NH Education Tax Credit Scholarship (managed by the NH Children's Scholarship Fund) for students entering Kindergarten or Grade 1, or new students in grades 2-12 transferring from a public school.

3.  For all Catholic families, Fr. Alan Tremblay has created a scholarship fund for parishioners of the Parish of the Holy Spirit.  Click below for details and the application.  For more information, please contact the Parish Office directly at 603-352-3525 or via email at holyspirit.peace@gmail.com.

 

4.  Submit FACTS application to be eligible for the Lamothe Adopt-a-Student Fund and the Nielsen Scholarship Fund.

Financial assistance for SJRS families comes from the Monsignor Daniel O. Lamothe Adopt-A-Student Fund.  As a graduate of St. Joseph Regional School, Monsignor Dan has been a strong supporter of Catholic education throughout his life.  In his honor, this fund was established to provide much needed tuition assistance to families with children attending St. Joe's and Mercy Academy. 

 

The John J. Nielsen Scholarship is given to Catholic students within the Parish of the Holy Spirit who exhibit Mr. Nielsen's desire to spread the faith through education and to ensure that no student is excluded from Catholic education for financial reasons. This scholarship assists three families each year to overcome financial concerns to have their children attend St. Joseph Regional School or Our Lady of Mercy Academy.  Three students in either elementary, middle or high school receive a Nielsen scholarship each year. We are honored to have the trust of the Nielsen family, grateful for their continued commitment to our students, and proud to honor Mr. Nielsen's wishes.  

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St. Joseph Regional School admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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