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Admission to St. Raphael School is based on a number of factors, and ultimately at the discretion of the Pastor.  The Pastor reviews all applications to the school and submits the approved applicants to the school office.

Consideration for admission include extent of family involvement in parish life, and the family's support of the parish in regards to the stewardship concepts of time, talent and treasure.  In cases in which the family involvement is similar, length of time registered in the parish will be considered.  Any applicant who has been denied admission can appeal the decision to the Pastor.

Those applicants who are accepted will be admitted according to the following priority classification:

  • Siblings of current St. Raphael students
  • Registered active Parishioner
  • Non-parishioner Catholic families ranked by lottery drawing
  • Non-Catholic families ranked by lottery drawing

Separate waiting lists will be kept for each classification by grade.  New student applicants will be added to the bottom of the existing waiting list according to their respective classification.  Families on the waiting list will be offered an opportunity to re-register on an annual basis, maintaining their spot on the list as it "moves" to the next higher grade.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 School Year for new families will begin on December 1, 2015 through December 15, 2015.   Placements will be made on December 16, 2015.  We encourage you to set up an appointment to visit the school and observe the classrooms.  To schedule a school tour or to receive registration information, please call the school office or email Donna King at dking@st-raphaelschool.org.

A school Open House will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 6pm and Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 10am beginning in room 162 of the Parish Administration Building.  Please join us!

SRCS Policies

Schools operated under the auspices of the Diocese of Joliet admit students of any race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the schools.

As a parish school, St. Raphael offers an outstanding Catholic education to students from kindergarten through eighth grade.  Current school families register in early January followed by families in St. Raphael Parish, then registration is open to new prospective families based on availability.

Class Size
The established class sizes are:

Kindergarten: Two classes, each of which contain no more than 18 students per class resulting in a maximum enrollment of 36.

Grades One - Eight: The target class size shall be 35 students. In order to accommodate the siblings of students already enrolled in other grades, class size may be increased to 36 students. In no event would any class take 37 students.