Q. What is the average class size/teacher ratio and how big is your school?
A. Pre-kindergarten has 18 students and 2 teachers. Kindergarten and First Grade have 18 students and 1 teacher. In grades 2-8, there are approximately 25 students and 1 teacher. We currently have 507 students enrolled.
Q. When is school is session?
A. School generally starts in mid August and goes through the end of May of the following year. We begin each school day at 8 a.m. and end at 3:15p.m.
Q. Do you offer after school care?
A. Our after school care program, Prime Time, is open to all enrolled students. The program follows the school calendar year. The hours of operation are from the release of school until 6 p.m.
Q. Are siblings and parishioners given preference in the admission process?
A. Since we are a parish school, we do give preference to our parishioners as well as to currently enrolled families with siblings applying to our school who meet our academic and behavioral requirements.
Q. Do you have a waiting list?
A. We do not have a waiting list for Pre-kindergarten. However, we do have a waiting list for Kindergarten through 8th grade and extend offers to students on the list as accepted students decline or unexpected attrition occurs.
Q. When do I apply?
A. Applications are available in September and due in January. Letters for admission to SVdP School are mailed out in mid March.
Q. Does my child need to reapply and retest every year if he/she is not pulled from the wait list?
A. Once an application has been processed, there is no need to reapply. Each student application must be updated every new school year with a complete report card, standardized testing, new teacher recommendations and any updated information. Entry testing must be current with the grade the student is applying.
Q. Where do your graduates continue on to high school?
A. Majority of our students continue on with their Catholic education and go on to St. Agnes Academy, Duchesne, Incarnate Word Academy, Strake Jesuit, St. Thomas and St. Pius. We also have some students who go on to public high schools, for example, Lamar, Bellaire, Carnegie Vanguard or HSPVA.