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 would like more details or wish to schedule a visit or shadow day, please contact us at 603/352-2720.  Or you may email Chris Smith, Principal of St. Joseph Regional School, at csmith@stjosephkeene.org.  A school visit and/or tour along with a meeting with the Principal is requested for all new families interested in enrolling their children. 

**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. 


Complete the online Registration Form

to indicate your interest.


Schedule a tour and meeting with the Principal. 


Finish the online Registration Form and submit requested documents.


Apply for financial assistance.  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



For the 2022-2023 school year, we have one standard tuition rate for all families (Catholic and non-Catholic), and no fundraising buyout (previously $1,700).  In the fall of 2022, we will have one 50/50 raffle fundraiser in which participation will be 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. 



For those who are interested in financial assistance, the process for 2022-2023 will be different than in the past and will include multiple steps.  More details will be forthcoming, but the following steps, in this order, will be 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, contact the Parish of the Holy Spirit for support from the parish financial assistance fund.

Fr. Alan Tremblay has created a scholarship fund for parishioners of the Parish of the Holy Spirit

To get additional details and indicate your interest, 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 Nielson 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. Nielson Scholarship is given to Catholic students within the Parish of the Holy Spirit who exhibit Mr. Nielson'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 and Our Lady of Mercy Academy. Each school year, one elementary school student, one middle school student, and one high school student receives Nielson Scholarships.  We are honored to have the trust of the Nielson family, grateful for their continued commitment to our students, and proud to honor Mr. Nielson's wishes.  


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.