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We appreciate your interest in learning about Our Lady of Mercy School. Our Admissions process is structured to assist families in determining if OLM is the right match for your child.

With questions or comments, please contact the Admissions office at 203-584-9170 or admissions@olmschool.com.

Timeline for the Admissions Process

Step 1 – Visit the school: Opportunities available throughout the year

  • Open House: We encourage interested parents and students to join us for our Open House. It affords you the opportunity to tour our facility and meet with faculty, administrators, current parents, students, and alumni. 
  • Campus Tours: Individualized campus tours are scheduled by appointment throughout the year. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to see the school, view classes in session, and meet with the Admissions Team. To schedule a tour, please call the Admissions Office at 203-584-9170.

Step 2 – Student shadow: By appointment

Student shadow visits are available starting in November. A Shadow Day Form must be completed by the parent and on-file at the school on the day of the shadow. The interested applicant will visit in the grade in which they are currently enrolled.
For reservations and information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Step 3 – Application Requirements for 2017-2018: Due on or before March 1, 2017

Step 4 – Notification of Admissions Decisions: Beginning March 3, 2017

All new applicants for 2017-2018 school year will begin being reviewed by the Admissions Committee on March 3, 2017. All families who have submitted their application requirements by this date can expect to be notified within one – two weeks of an Admissions decision or request for further assessment. All applications received after this date will be considered as space allows.
Admission Criteria: In selecting students, Our Lady of Mercy School looks for the following qualities as being vital to success within our school community:
  • Good character
  • Demonstrated academic ability
  • Diversity of talents, interests, and experiences
  • An eagerness to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Readiness to work 
It is understood that Our Lady of Mercy School’s program is not appropriate for every child and that the Admissions Committee is not only deciding what is best for the school, but more importantly, what is best for the applicant.

Step 5 – Enrollment Requirements: Due within two weeks of receipt of acceptance letter

Upon receiving an acceptance letter from Our Lady of Mercy School, families are asked to submit the following paperwork and deposit within two weeks to the Admissions Office. Meeting this deadline is the only way to ensure guaranteed placement in the student’s class.
  • Completed Enrollment Contract
  • $500.00 non-refundable deposit per student
  • Completed FACTS Payment Agreement Form (if choosing to use this payment method) 
  • Completed Student Emergency Information Form
  • Completed Health Assessment Record for PK-K Early Childhood or Grade 1 and above, as applicable. This provides written documentation of updated immunization records and most recent physical. Please note that legally, students are not able to start school without this information on file at the school.

Step 6 – Pursuit of Financial Assistance: Upon receipt of Enrollment Contract and Deposit 

The family may submit financial assistance paperwork to aid in the payment of tuition. 
If the family’s need for financial assistance is a determining factor in whether to enroll their child(ren), we encourage the parents to call the principal.
 

 

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