Admissions

We are a parish school that is subsidized by St. Benedict Parish. St. Benedict School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin, age (in accordance with the law), and physical or learning disability (if, with reasonable effort on the part of the school, the disabled person could be accommodated). Our primary concern in the admission procedure is that St. Benedict School is able to meet the needs of the currently enrolled students. Students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) designed for special education support are closely reviewed before acceptance into St. Benedict School.

Age and Documentation

Age and Documentation Requirements

Children entering kindergarten are required to be five years of age by December 1 of the year in which they are enrolling.  Requirements for all children entering kindergarten at the time of registration include:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization record 
  • Physical examination form
  • Registration fee

Registration Fee

There is a $125 registration fee due in full at the time the registration forms are completed. Returning families re-registering after February 28th, 2019 will owe a $175 registration fee. The registration fee for new or transfer families is $125 year round.

 This fee secures your child’s place in class and is non-refundable.

Application/Forms

Please complete the appropriate Application(s), Tuition Authorization form, Emergency Contact form, and give to the school along with copies of your child’s immunization record, yearly physical and a registration check.  Some financial assistance is available through the parish, please contact the school for an application. 

2019-2020 Enrollment Application to St Benedict School

2019-2020 CTGP Parishioner Verification Form

Transcript Request Form 

Kindergarten Screening

Prospective kindergarten students will participate in a screening evaluation given at St. Benedict prior to the school term.  Skills that are observed include auditory, gross motor, language, visual, and fine motor.  The results of these evaluations will assist in determining a child’s kindergarten readiness.

Transfer Students

Students registering into grades 1-8 should provide the following information:

  • Completed application
  • Current report card
  • Current academic, standardized, or psychological testing results
  • Registration fee
  • Birth Certificate
  • School records (a request form is available in the office)
  • Any additional paperwork provided by St. Benedict’s school office

BISON Scholarship Fund

The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund is a privately funded partial tuition assistance program for low-income children living in the eight counties of Western New York: Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Wyoming and Orleans.  Families awarded a BISON scholarship can enroll their child in any Kindergarten through 8th grade private school of choice in the greater Buffalo area. Scholarships are awarded by annual lottery drawing and are not academic or race-based scholarships, but awarded solely based on need.

New Applicant Eligibility Forms are available at www.bisonfund.com.   If you have questions or need more information; contact the BISON Fund at 716-854-0869 ext. 1

If you have any questions about our school or would like to set up a tour, please use the Contact Us page to send us a message or call (716) 835-2518.