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Admission & Enrollment Policy

Regis Catholic Schools is dedicated to educating students of all faiths in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment. We are united by Our Core Values of Living Faith, Accepting Responsibility, Promoting Teamwork, Achieving Excellence, and Inspiring Leadership. All families who identify with these Core Values are invited to enroll in our schools.

Regis Catholic Schools is a Catholic School in the Diocese of La Crosse. As a Catholic School we will teach and advocate our Catholic Faith. All students are welcome in our school, and all parents and legal guardians must understand that Catholic Doctrine will be taught. The passing on of our Catholic Faith is our number one priority.

Regis Catholic Schools has the following additional admissions policies and procedures:

A. Students are accepted without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origins. Children of all faiths are welcomed and expected to share in religious education.

B. Early enrollment for current RCS students and their siblings is from the announced open enrollment date in late January through March. After the early enrollment deadline, classes will be filled based on date of application/first to enroll.

Order of Priority

After reaching the early enrollment deadline, RCS will determine if there are available places for all enrolled students. If there are more enrollments than places available, the following will be considered in order of priority:

1. Kindergarten through 12th grade students who are currently enrolled at RCS and are current on tuition and fees owed to RCS.
2. Siblings of Kindergarten through 12th grade students who are currently enrolled at RCS.
3. Active members of our supporting parishes (Immaculate Conception, Sacred Heart/St. Patrick, St. James the Greater, St. Mary’s, St. Olaf, Newman Parish at UWEC) who are practicing Catholics.
4. Children of Regis Catholic Schools employees.
5. Preschool students at one of our RCS tuition-based preschool programs.
6. Children enrolled at one of our RCS Child Development Centers.
7. Children enrolled in a RCS-based Eau Claire Area School District 4K program.
8. Family home address and school district boundaries for busing considerations.
9. Transfer from another Catholic school outside of the RCS system.
10. Date of application/first to enroll.

C. Wisconsin state guidelines for age and grade level will be followed in the admissions process.

D. An age-appropriate development and/or educational assessment by the principal and/or faculty may be given to students entering the school. This assessment assists in the placement of a child. Admission requirements include but are not limited to: review of previous school records, standardized tests, a meeting with the Enrollment & Tuition Coordinator and/or member of the RCS Administrative Team, a school tour, and classroom visitation.

E. As a private school, the academic setting of mind, body, and spirit may not be designed to accommodate the needs of all children. The admission process facilitates determining if RCS can provide a suitable educational program for the child seeking admission. We do not have a special education program/educational services. If your child has special education needs, please talk to the building administrator for more information on what resources may be available.

F. All transfer students are considered probationary students for the first semester of attendance. During this time, grades, attendance, and discipline are monitored, and the student's status is reevaluated at semester end, at which time the provisional status may be removed.

G. Admission of students in one year does not guarantee readmission of that student in subsequent years. RCS may decide not to readmit a student in a subsequent year for any reason unless prohibited by Federal or State Civil Rights laws.

H. Class size is guided by the Enrollment and Class Offerings Policy and determined by the President. When a class is at capacity, all waiting list requests will continue to be considered by application date for future admission.

I. Students accepted into the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (School Voucher) who are new to RCS cannot displace other currently enrolled students from a building. Accommodations will be made to make sure there is room for the new students to be in a grade-appropriate class.

Regis Catholic Schools respects the dignity of God’s children. All children have a right to a quality education. In addition to the pursuit of academic excellence, a Regis education will support their relationship with God and guide them to live and work with others in accord with Gospel values.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The educational institutions of the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse are subject to the limitations of the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Practices Act and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, handicap, arrest and/or conviction record, marital status or sexual preference, except as permitted by law.

Testimonials

Holden Caporusso, Class of 2025
"I really love that my Catholic school emphasizes the importance of faith, education, and core values that will guide me to success. The emphasis on religion makes me a better, more aware person of what I must do to accomplish God's will."
- Holden Caporusso, Class of 2025
Kendall Alexander, Class of 2022
"Catholic Schools is a huge part of my life. I have been at Regis Catholic Schools since preschool, and I couldn't imagine receiving my education anywhere else. Teachers are able to incorporate the moral truths of the church into their everyday curriculum, whether it's a religion class or not. We are able to pray at school before every class and with teams before sporting events. I am so appreciative for the opportunity and for my parents' decision to send me to a place where school is more than an education."
- Kendall Alexander, Class of 2022
Estrella Juarez-DePaz, Elementary Student
"I like my school because I learn a lot about God and I like to go to Mass with my classmates. Going to Catholic school makes me a better student because I have to study for tests and when I do well on them I feel proud."
- Estrella Juarez-DePaz, Elementary Student
Colleen Callaghan, Class of 2024
"Regis Catholic Schools has made an impact on my life by teaching me how to be a well-rounded and hardworking person. What I love most about Regis is the community. I love hanging out with my friends and playing sports with them!"
- Colleen Callaghan, Class of 2024
Chase Kostka, Class of 2024

"Attending Regis has helped me in a lot of ways! I love that our school is small, giving me the ability to get involved in playing sports. I also enjoy being able to get to know everybody, even all of the teachers. My school is full of good kids and supportive people!"

- Chase Kostka, Class of 2024
Shaughnessy Murphy, Class of 2002
"The Regis motto, "Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow", couldn't be more true. The foundation for my successes today were first forged in the classroom and athletic programs at Regis."
- Shaughnessy Murphy, Class of 2002
Anna Allen, Class of 2021
"Going to a Catholic school has made me a better Catholic by enabling me to learn and grow my faith in an accepting and caring atmosphere. Through Regis, I have learned so many values and morals that I use everyday. The motto “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow” describes Regis perfectly. They teach us how to be a leader in the community and classroom."
- Anna Allen, Class of 2021
Marianne Callaghan, Regis Parent
"It is so well worth it for us to sacrifice financially for our kids to come here because honestly, we don't feel like it is a sacrifice. We feel like it is an investment in their future."
- Marianne Callaghan, Regis Parent
Erika Galewski, Teacher
"Teaching is my vocation and I feel God calling me to teach. Having the strong faith-based education that we provide is something I think is very important for students to have at all age levels and all grade levels."
- Erika Galewski, Teacher
Grace Kristo, Class of 2020
"I feel like the focus on service and helping others helped me grow as an individual and the class sizes gave me an opportunity to learn more than I could at a public school."
- Grace Kristo, Class of 2020
John Mulligan, Class of 1983
"The values I learned at Regis carry over for your entire life; values like treating people respectfully and working hard to achieve your goals. These are values that lead to success in life."
- John Mulligan, Class of 1983
Griffin Johnson, Class of 2020
"With a small school like we have, it really gave me more of an opportunity to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities and sports, which really enhanced my experience at Regis."
- Griffin Johnson, Class of 2020
Mike Andrews, Regis Parent
"We just feel at home and so do our kids. Regis is a great place to be and it's where our family wants to be."
- Mike Andrews, Regis Parent

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow

Regis Catholic Schools is dedicated to educating students of all faiths in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment. We are united by Our Core Values of Living Faith, Accepting Responsibility, Promoting Teamwork, Achieving Excellence, and Inspiring Leadership.