PO Box 560 / 90 Alexander Lane, Solomons, Maryland 20688   

Phone (410) 326-3171  |  olssschool@comcast.net  |  Fax (410) 326-9478

​​​​OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL

ADMISSIONS


INQUIRIES:

If you are interested in finding out more about our school, please email admissions@olsss.org. We would be happy to answer questions, and schedule a tour so that you can visit our school. 


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION PROCESS:
To be considered for admission, prospective families must submit an online Application for Admission in TADS at
:
https://mytads.com/a/ourladystaroftheseasolomonsmd using Setup Code ABM5U-TD4.

The application fee is $150 per family, paid in TADS, and is non-refundable unless space is not available in the class. 


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Pre-Kindergarten

- To enter Pre-Kindergarten, a child must be four years old by September 1 of the school year, ready for a classroom environment, and fully potty-trained (use of toilet independently).

- Applicants must complete the Brigance Early Childhood Screening Assessment, administered by OLSS School’s Pre-Kindergarten teacher in May/June.


Kindergarten 
- To enter Kindergarten, a child must be five years old by September 1 of the school year, ready for a classroom environment, and fully potty-trained (use of toilet independently).  

- Applicants must complete a Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, administered by OLSS School’s Kindergarten teacher in May/June.

Grades 1-8 
- An applicant for Grades 1-8 must provide a copy of his/her most recent report card and most recent standardized tests scores.
- If an applicant has an IEP, 504 Plan, or CAP, parents must provide the most recent copy and meet with the OLSS Principal to ensure the student’s accommodations can be met.
- Assessment in reading and math will be given to all applicants by an authorized evaluator at OLSS School to assist in proper placement.


ACCEPTANCE: 
Parents/Guardians will receive notification of acceptance to OLSS School after submitting an Application for Admissions in TADS, and after their child has completed the required evaluation (Pre-K, Kindergarten) or standardized testing (Grades 1-8). 
Once accepted in TADS, the parent/guardian must complete the Enrollment module in TADS and upload the required documents.


ADMISSIONS PRIORITY:
In order of priority, Our Lady Star of the Sea School will accept children:
1) Whose parents are active, contributing parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea or St. John Vianney parishes.
2) Whose siblings are presently students at Our Lady Star of the Sea School.
3) Whose parents are contributing members of another Catholic parish.
4) Whose parents are Catholic but do not contribute to any parish.
5) Whose parents belong to another religious denomination.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY:
Our Lady Star of the Sea School 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.

SHADOW DAY: 
To experience OLSS School during the school year, prospective students can spend a day visiting their class after his/her parents have toured the school and submitted an Application for Admission. It is important that we get to know your child and give him/her the opportunity to ask questions about our school. Please contact the Admissions Director to schedule.

PROBATIONARY PERIOD:
New students are subject to a 90-day probation period to determine if both the student and the school benefit from the student’s placement at the school. During this period, students will be evaluated for attendance, behavior, completion of assignments, adherence to school rules, and cooperation with teachers and staff. If any procedures or policies are not followed, the student will be removed from the school during or at the conclusion of the 90-day period. At the end of the probation period, a conference will be scheduled between the parents, student, teacher, and principal and a final decision will be made.
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