Admissions Overview

 
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As part of our "Pay It Forward" on Ash Wednesday, each student wears this t-shirt with this very important message. Each grade focuses on a special project to help somebody and the entire school works to accomplish something that will benefit the local community.

We invite you to experience St. Aloysius Academy. Our website provides a portal into the rich and vibrant environment of our school that promotes the personal development and academic success of each student. A strong legacy unites with a dynamic, current 21st century learning culture to offer limitless opportunity to cultivate student's personal best.

Personal Tour -- The Academy's Admission Director, Sister Maryann, will gladly arrange a personal tour of the Academy hosted by one of our Student or Parent Ambassadors. She can be reached at 610-525-1670, x312 or admissions@staloysiusacademy.org.

Open House -- The Academy hosts Open Houses throughout the academic year. Open Houses for the 2015-2016 academic year are scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2016, Sunday, November 20, 2016, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Sunday, March 19, 2017 and Thursday, April 27, 2017. Our weekday Open House program begins at 9:30 a.m. and our Sunday Open House program begins at 1 p.m.

Admission Process - Admission to St. Aloysius Academy is based on a candidate's personal development profile and previous academic achievement based on grade level, standardized testing scores, recent math and writing assessments, teacher recommendation and insights derived from parents' and candidate's visits.

Families are encouraged to begin the application process in the fall prior to the year of desired entrance. The Academy reviews completed applications as they arrive and continues until all available openings are filled. To complete an application, click on the  Admission Application link shown below. You can type directly onto this pdf file. It can also be saved and printed. Please forward the completed form to:

Director of Admissions
St. Aloysius Academy
401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

To request information or to have an application mailed to you, you may email smweidner@staloysiusacademy.org. Please include your name, address, phone number, and email address. You may call the Director of Admissions, Sister Maryann Weidner, any time at 610.525.1670 x312. Sister can schedule an interview and tour of the Academy, and then schedule a time for your son to spend a day at the Academy. We welcome you and your son to find out why ... every day is game day at St. Aloysius Academy!

Financial aid is available from various sources. The Academy offers both a Musician-Scholar Scholarship as well as an Athlete-Scholar Scholarship. Details of both scholarships can be found at the bottom of this page. In addition, you may investigate the following scholarship opportunities to see if your family is eligible:

State of PA EITC and OSTC Tax Credit Programs - Details can be found at the bottom of this page and at http://community.newpa.com/opportunity-scholarship-tax-credit-program-faq/

To access the Pennsylvania Single Application, please go to https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx  to register. Complete the application online and follow the instructions in the EITC/OSTC Programs Desktop Guide.

National Association of Independent Schools Aid - St. Aloysius Academy's code is 6219 - http://sss.nais.org/parents

Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) No longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year accepted until April 15, 2017. www.iamablocsscholar.org

Children's Scholarship Fund - Accepting applications for residents of Philadelphia only - www.csfphiladelphia.org

We hope to welcome your family soon!

" My son Luke's school career began at 15 months of age on the Villa Maria playground as a recess volunteer.  When I announced to Luke that it was time for him to attend school this small boy shy of 3 looked at me in shock and disbelief and said, 'School!? School is for girls'. 

 

As a teacher myself, I felt there was a great deal of truth to Luke's opinion in school.  A traditional school program is a language  based program where the teacher leads the instruction.  Brain research proves that boys and girls learn differently.  They are both capable of learning the same material but how it is presented needs to be different.  We know that the male brain goes into rest mode faster than the female brain, and as a result, boys perform better when they are moving.  At St. Aloysius I have found that my son is an active participant in his learning.  He has opportunities to make choices in what he is learning, as well as a hands on approach to what he is learning. 

 

St Aloysius offers boys the opportunities to have it all.  They are scholars, athletes, artists, singers, dancers, and musicians.  The small class size and nurturing environment allows the boys to take risks and be all they can be.  Through leadership and service  the boys learn more about themselves.  They learn to be compassionate and humble. 

 

When I think about what I like best about this school it is the spirit.  It is contagious!"

Mary Beth Guenthner, mother of Luke, Class of 2018
 

                       
StAA Admissions Application
Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program Overview
Musician-Scholar Scholarship
Athlete-Scholar Scholarship

 
St. Aloysius Academy | 401 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 | Phone: 610-525-1670