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Catholics Enrolling in a Catholic Elementary School
A Catholic education is one of the best gifts a parent can give their children. At our schools, your child will not only receive an outstanding academic education, but more importantly, they will learn about their Catholic faith daily, pray often, practice self-discipline, and learn to put others’ needs before their own. In short, we will assist you in forming your child to be a Christian disciple of Jesus Christ.

The first step in enrolling in a Catholic elementary school is choosing a school. Whether you buy your house and then look for a school or plan to choose a school before looking for a house, it is important to note that our schools are sponsored by parishes. Although exceptions can be made by the pastor, generally you need to live inside the parish boundaries to be accepted into that parish’s school. Click here to find a school in the Wichita area. Zoom in on the map to see the boundaries for each parish and location of the schools. Most of the schools have web-sites that give a great deal of information.

The second step is to visit the schools and find the right fit for you. Our parish schools vary greatly in size. You might have a preference for a small school that offers personalized attention or a large school that offers a greater variety of opportunities. The principals would be happy to meet with you, give you a tour, and answer any questions you might have. Each school’s enrollment process is unique so be prepared to ask questions.

The third step is understanding Stewardship. It is through the faithful stewardship of all parishioners that our parishes are able to provide excellent Catholic schools. As stewards we recognize everything we have and all that we are is a gift from God. We respond to that gift by giving our first fruits in:

  • Spending time with God in prayer - individually, communally and as a family
  • Sharing talents by serving in our parish and community
  • Giving treasure sacrificially, proportionally and generously

Enrolling your children in a Catholic school is a partnership among the family, the parish, and the school. A Catholic school education is a privilege, and not a right. For parishioners who complete and fulfill their annual stewardship commitments, our pastors will make a good faith effort to provide for their children’s Catholic education. Specifically, what is expected of all of the families in our parish is to:

  • Attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Participate in the sacraments
  • Actively participate in parish ministries
  • Make and keep a good faith pledge of treasure, with a goal of 8% of your gross income to the parish and 2% to your favorite charities

To better understand stewardship in the Diocese of Wichita, visit the Stewardship page. Some pastors may want a letter of recommendation from your previous pastor commenting on your history of time, talent and treasure. They may also want to meet with you personally to discuss the spirituality of stewardship.

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10