Bridgeport Catholic Academy has a
non-discriminatory policy in accordance with the
Archdiocese of Chicago.
This policy is:
Catholic child, whether his parents are
Catholic or not, has the right to attend
his/her parish school;
race, sex, creed, ethnic or national origin
may prevent a child from being admitted to
As a general
policy, any child admitted in September
shall be allowed to complete the school
Admission of students to any site of the
Bridgeport Catholic Academy shall be
accepted in accordance with the following
guidelines in the order of priority as
Age of Admission
Students currently enrolled at a BCA Campus.
Brothers and sisters of currently-enrolled
Children of parishioners seeking enrollment
for the first time or now reaching school
Applicants whose residence is in the
Bridgeport Community: a.) Catholic; b.)
Transfer students from other Catholic
schools: a.) From schools that are merging
or consolidating; b.) From schools not
offering full programs or from parishes with
Applicants whose residence is outside the
Bridgeport community, only if and where
space is available and as follows: a.)
Catholic - with approval of Pastor and
Principal in the home Parish; b.)
A child entering Bridgeport Catholic Academy
must be in compliance with the requirements
of the State of Illinois regarding
- Pre Kindergarten 3: Child must be three
years old by September 1st.
- Pre-Kindergarten 4: Child must be four years
old by September 1st.
- Kindergarten: Child must be five years old
by September 1st.
Admission of New Students
For the admission of a Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten, or First Grade student,
parents shall present:
- An official copy
of the child's birth certificate.
- The baptismal
record (if applicable).
- A record of
compliance with the local and State of
Illinois health requirements.
Admission of Transfer Students
For the admission of transfer students,
parents shall present the proper transfer or
some appropriate notification from the
school previously attended. Upon written
request from BCA, all records from the
former school, including health records,
shall be transferred.
All transfer students will be subject to an
evaluation and conference at the end of the
first semester. Bridgeport Catholic Academy
reserves the right to recommend alternative
placement if the student is unable the
comply with BCA's academic standards and
expectations or conform to BCA's rules and
Examination of Past Records
Registration will not be finalized until
previous academic records are furnished by
the parent or the transferring school, and
examined by BCA school officials to insure
Definition of Parishioner
Bridgeport Catholic Academy is the parish
school for the following parishes:
Active parishioners are entitled to the
parishioner rate provided that they:
- All Saints/Saint Anthony
- Nativity of Our Lord
- Meet criteria of local parish, approved by
- Attend Mass regularly as a family.
- Participate in parish life.
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