Parents must submit an application, test results, and grades. The admissions process evaluates 3 criteria; grades, behavior/attendance, and standardized test scores. If a child is questionable in any one component the child and parent may have an interview. After the interview the child may be admitted or denied at the discretion of the Principal. If any child is questionable in 2 or more of the components he/she will be denied admission.
A copy of current immunization records and current physical and vision examination are required for all new students entering Kindergarten. Enrolling students in grades 1st through 8th must submit copies of current immunization records.
St. Casimir is a Catholic grade school, and its primary purpose is the religious formation in a Christian environment, which integrates religious truths and values of the Catholic Church. The decision to choose Catholic education for a child places upon parents/guardians the responsibility to accept the religious values upon which St. Casimir was founded and further obligates them to support values and responsibilities with their children.
St. Casimir is under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Gary. St. Casimir School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, athletic, or other school administered programs or admissions.
Non-Catholics or non-Christians are welcome. No student is required to become a baptized Catholic or to receive Catholic sacraments. However, students are expected to participate in all classroom religious instruction, attend Mass, and other prayer services with their class. Eighth grade students must attend the eighth grade spiritual retreat.
Children entering Pre-School must be three years of age on or before August 1st, toilet trained, and out of any type of diaper or pull-up.
Children entering Pre-Kindergarten must be four years of age on or before August 1st and toilet trained.
Children entering Kindergarten must be five years of age on or before August 1st.
Children entering 1st grade must be six years of age on or before August 1st.
Admissions of students to other grades will involve the age of the student, and the ability of the student to do the work in those grades. The Principal has the authority to determine the placement of all students. Prior student records will be part of the decision process.