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Open House Events

Join us for our OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meet the teachers, tour the school, receive enrollment materials, and more. No pre-registration is necessary.

Attend our PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Listen to presentations by our preschool team about the different programs available, check out the classrooms, and more. No pre-registration is necessary. Preschool spots are limited and tend to fill quickly. We strongly encourage you to come this evening.

Preschool FAQs

Do you have questions about preschool? Browse our frequently asked questions! Click on a question to reveal the answer.

What preschool programs do you offer?

There are three programs available:

  1. Early Learning Program – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:15-10:45 AM or 11:45 AM -2:15 PM
  2. Pre-K Program – Monday through Friday from 8:15-11:00 AM
  3. Jr. Kindergarten Program – Monday through Thursday from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM and Friday 8:15-11:00 AM
What are the requirements for admission?

Admission to the Saint Paschal Baylon Preschool is open to children who have turned 3, 4, or 5 years old by September 30 of the year of enrollment. Admission to Junior Kindergarten is open to children who will turn 5 by January 1 the year following admission. These children must have at least one year of preschool experience. A screening by the junior kindergarten teacher may also be required. All children entering the preschool classes must be toilet trained.

Is there priority for admissions?

Children will be considered for admission to Saint Paschal Baylon Preschool based on the following priorities:

  1. Siblings: Children who have siblings currently enrolled in the preschool or day school.
  2. Parishioners: Children of families who are registered and supporting parishioners of Saint Paschal Baylon Parish as determined by the Rectory (i.e. application date, regular contributions, etc.).
  3. Non-Parishioners: Children will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on the available space in the program of your child’s age level.
What is the registration process?

Families whose children currently attend Saint Paschal Baylon Preschool will be required to re-register each year. This re-registration will take place in January. A non-refundable registration fee is due at this time.  Registration of new children will take place in January after the re-registration of the current preschool students. New families will complete registration materials. A non-refundable registration fee is due at this time.

How can we learn more about the programs?

Prospective parents are encouraged to attend our Preschool Open House on January 25, 2018. Preschool teachers will share information about the different programs, and parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and ask questions. Parents may also call the school to make arrangements for a visit during the school day.

What is the typical class size?

The average class size for the Early Learning program is 14 students, 22 students for Pre-K program, and 14 students for the Junior Kindergarten program. Two adults are in each room (a teacher and an aide).

What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition and fees are determined yearly by the Saint Paschal Baylon Finance Council. Tuition rates for the 2017-2018 school year for the three different programs are as follows:

  1. Early Learning Program – $1,485/ year ($100 application fee: non-refundable)
  2. Pre-K Program – $2,250/year ($100 application fee: non-refundable)
  3. Jr. Kindergarten Program – $3,545/year ($125 application fee: non-refundable)
How is tuition paid?

There are two payment options:

  1. Annual: Full payment due no later than the first day of school
  2. Monthly: 10 monthly payments through FACTS, a third-party source (call the school office for additional information)

Please note that a non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration.

What is the school’s curriculum?

A quality preschool program should be designed to suit the developmental needs of young children, promoting their spiritual, emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth.  Our programs follow the Diocese of Cleveland’s preschool curriculum. Our curriculum is center based using an integrated approach where learning occurs through active exploration and interaction in a “hands-on” environment.  Multi-sensory activities that enhance the total development of the child are planned in a sequential manner that follows a theme or is part of a unit.

What is the calendar for the year?

The Saint Paschal Baylon Preschool will begin in September and conclude in May. On days Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School is closed, the preschool will also be closed. A yearly calendar is sent home to parent(s)/guardian(s) at the start of the school year, at which time parent(s)/guardian(s) will be notified of specific calendar dates.

Do you have an extended day program?
  • After Care is available until 2:15 pm for Early Learners (Tuesday through Thursday), Pre-K (Monday through Friday), and
  • Junior Kindergartners (Friday). The cost is $17.00/day or $75.00/5 days. The registration fee is $35.00.
  • Extended Care is available from 2:15-5:00 pm daily. The cost is $5.00 per child/per hour. The registration $45.00 registration fee.
  • The registration fee for both After Care and Extended Care is $60.00.
Is bus transportation available?

Bus transportation is not available. Please call your local school district’s transportation department for further questions.

Grades K-8 FAQs

Do you have questions about kindergarten through 8th grade? Browse our frequently asked questions! Click on a question to reveal the answer.

Is SPB accredited?

All Catholic schools located in the Diocese of Cleveland are chartered through the state of Ohio, maintained through the Ohio Catholic Accrediting Association (OCSAA).

Can we visit the school?

We welcome you to visit our school and take a tour of the facilities. Please call the office at 440-442-6766 or email at office@saintpaschal.com to set up an appointment in advance. If your child is interested in spending the day at our school (grades 1-8), please make arrangements with the office.

What is the application process?

We offer a “Sneak Peek” at the end of January for interested students in K-8. The Sneak Peek offers parents an opportunity for a school tour, a question and answer session, and light refreshments. In February/March, parents of interested students in grades 1-8 can schedule a meeting with the principal during which you will receive an explanation of the Application Information Packet and tour of the school. This typically lasts one hour. If you are interested in having your child shadow for the day, arrangements can be made for that day. Submit the completed application form with a $200 per student application fee which is non-refundable. This fee is required for all students and is applied toward the technology program and playground supervision fees. Open registration is completed following in-school registration.

What is your enrollment?

Our current enrollment is 428 students in Preschool through grade 8. We have 368 students in kindergarten through grade 8.

What is a typical class size?

The average class size for preschool is 12-15 students. The average class size is 21 students in grades K-8 with two classes per grade level.

What is the school’s curriculum?

The school’s curriculum is based on the curriculum of the Diocese of Cleveland. The curriculum for the Diocese of Cleveland flows from the philosophy and goals of Catholic education, infuses the Social Justice Teachings of the Church, the Rights of Children, Catholic faith and values, and are aligned with the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the Common Core State Standards. The Diocesan curriculum is approved by the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association and by the Ohio Department of Education.

What are the school hours?

Our school day is 8:05 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students may enter their classrooms starting at 7:45 a.m.

What is the cost of tuition?

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year for parishioners is $4,400 for kindergarten through eighth grades with a $200 non-refundable application fee. Tuition for non-parishioners is $5,900 with a $200 non-refundable application fee.

How is tuition paid?

There are three tuition plans available:

  1. Plan A–pay full tuition by July 1
  2. Plan B–pay half tuition in July and half in January
  3. Plan C–10 monthly payments, August through May, paid through FACTS Tuition Management. There is a $45 enrollment fee if you choose to pay tuition through the FACTS program.
Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available by applying through FACTS, a new program being offered by the Diocese of Cleveland.  Saint Paschal Baylon uses the G.I.F.T.S. (Giving is Fundamental to Success) program to further assist those who apply for diocesan aid.

Where do we purchase school uniforms?

Uniforms should be purchased at Schoolbelles.  They can be purchased online or in person at the Richmond Heights location

Do you have a before/after school program?

Yes, we offer a Before Care program and an Extended Day program. The Before Care program opens at 7:00 a.m. The cost is $5.00 for one child, $8.00 for two children, or $12.00 for three children. Our Extended Day program hours are 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per hour, per child. A $4.00 per hour rate will be charged for the second child, and a $3.00 per hour for all others. If you only need morning care, the enrollment fee, is $25.00. The enrollment fee for the Extended Day program is $45.00. If your child is enrolled in the Extended Day Program, he or she can attend Before Care without a new enrollment fee.

Is there a hot lunch program?

We have a hot lunch program available to students each school day through Mayfield Food/Nutrition Services. Lunches are prepared on site in our kitchen. The cost of lunch is $2.85. Milk is also available to our students at a cost of $44.50 for the year.

Is bus transportation available?

For the 2018-2019 school year, bus transportation is available for students who live in the Mayfield, South Euclid-Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, and Willoughby-Eastlake school districts. Please contact your school district’s transportation department for specific areas covered.

How is technology integrated at SPB?

Technology is integrated throughout the school. Our school campus is wireless, and each classroom is equipped with a SMART Board. In addition to our computer lab with desktop computers, we have a 1:1 Chromebook program for our sixth through eighth grade students with each student assigned a Chromebook to use both at home and at school. We also have four carts of Chromebooks, and five carts of iPads available for students to use. We know that technology evolves at a rapid pace, and our mission is to stay current and prepare our students with 21st century skills.

What extracurricular activities are offered?

Students have the opportunity to participate in various sports through CYO (Catholic Youth Organization), including tackle football, flag football, soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, and track. Academic extracurricular activities include Student Council, Power of the Pen, STEM Club, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Mad Science, Lego Club, GCCTM Math Competition, Catholic Math League, Brain Brawl, Geography Bee, Spelling Bee, Instrumental Music, Young Rembrandts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Safety Patrol, Ski Club, and Girls on the Run.

How can parents get involved?

There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in the life of the school, including classroom volunteers, field trip chaperones, playground supervisors, lunch servers, and more! In addition we have a very active and supportive School Advisory Council, PTO, Ladies Guild, and Athletic Association that meet monthly.

Where do SPB students go to high school?

The majority of our graduates attend local Catholic high schools – Beaumont, Benedictine, Gilmour, Lake Catholic, NDCL, St. Edward, and St. Ignatius, and Villa-Angela St. Joseph. We also have students that attend private schools as well as local public high schools, many of whom are accepted into gifted/talented, International Baccalaureate, and other accelerated programs.

Contact & Directions

5360 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Heights, OH 44143

 

Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School

Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School
5360 Wilson Mills Rd, Highland Heights, OH 44143, USA
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