Admission Guidelines


Christ, Prince of Peace School enrollment policy follows the general guidelines established by the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

“All Catholic schools of the St. Louis Archdiocese shall admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at these schools.  The schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.”

The principal, in proper consultations with the pastor and/or the Board, will admit students to the school according to the norms set by the Archdiocesan Board of Education and accepted educational procedure. Cooperation of the parents with their church and school can be an important criterion in determining the acceptance of the application for admission.


Custodial and Non-Custodial Parents

The registration process includes verification of custody arrangements in cases in which the parents of the student are divorced.  (A copy of the portion of the divorce decree, which verifies custody arrangements, must be provided.)

Priorities for Admission

  1. Catholic students currently enrolled.
  2. Catholic students with siblings currently enrolled in the school.
  3. Catholic students who are siblings of school graduates.
  4. Catholic students, whose families have the greatest longevity as supportive, registered members of Christ, Prince of Peace parish. “Supportive” defined as a registered family who meets their annual stewardship commitment for time, talent, and treasure.
  5. Catholic students currently enrolled in the Parish School of Religions (PSR).
  6. Catholic students attending a full time Catholic school who move into the parish and register as members of the parish.
  7. Catholic students living in the parish boundaries who are not members of the parish.*
  8. Catholic students living outside the parish boundaries who are not members of the parish.*
  9. Non Catholics*

*Non-parishioners see tuition policy

Class Size/Wait Lists (School Board Revised 10/10)

A wait list shall be maintained if enrollment in a class reaches its target level. In each of the three levels of the school, primary, intermediate, and middle, the target level will be determined on an annual basis by the pastor, principal, and the school board. New prospective students will be added to the list based on the date of registration, and preference will be given to students based on admission priorities as stated above.