Our average class size is 20. There is also a shared assistant in each grade K-3, another for intermediate and one for middle school.
We welcome families of other/mixed faith backgrounds. Keep in mind, as a Catholic school, religion is an integrated part of our everyday curriculum. Students will have a religion class every day and we go to Mass as a whole school every Wednesday. We currently have families that are Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, and other denominations. Feel free to ask more specific questions to the principal when you tour.
Yes! The Catholic Education Foundation is the primary source of financial assistance. You can learn more about their application process at www.ceflou.org. In addition, our parish also offers some assistance to active parishioners. Contact Cindy Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yes! Our classrooms all have a Clevertouch interactive smart panel or a SmartBoard so teachers can easily integrate technology into lessons. There are also carts of Chromebooks in grades 3-8 for student use, iPads in art/music, a computer lab, 3D printer, robotics club, etc. The school has online subscriptions to programs such as Go Noodle, Brain Pop, Gizmos, and other educational avenues to mesh technology with required curriculum pieces.
St. Aloysius administers the Terra Nova standardized test to grades 2-7 every March. This test is mandated by the Archdiocese and lasts one week. There are other formative and summative tests throughout the year (ie: weekly spelling tests, chapter tests, unit tests, etc.) as appropriate for the grade level and subject matter.
We follow a traditional, “old school” curriculum enriched with technology, faith formation, and current events. There are seven class periods every day for math, reading, writing, science, social studies, religion, and special area. Special areas include music, art, library, computers, Spanish and PE. The complete curriculum framework, broken down by subject and grade level can be found at https://louisvillecatholicschools.com/join-us/curriculum/
We are proud of the supports we have in place to help students who learn differently. We have two resource teachers, one for grades K-3 and another for grades 4-8. For those students with a diagnosed learning difference, we offer Student Accommodation Plans (SAP). For those who may need a little extra support but do not have a specific diagnosis, we offer a Student Strategy Plan (SST). These plans offer accommodations such as extended time, preferential seating, readers, scribes, 1:1 and small group instruction, etc. as appropriate for the individual student. Since every student is different, make sure to discuss your particular needs with the principal when you apply.
Student safety is certainly a priority at St. Aloysius. We perform drills for fire, tornado, and earthquake scenarios in addition to lockdown/intruder drills on a regular basis. All exterior doors are kept locked during the school day and all visitors must be buzzed in and register in the school office. Each fall teachers have refresher courses on CPR and basic first aid. Classroom and lunch room volunteers, coaches, as well as field trip chaperones must also have a background check and safe environment training.
St. Aloysius has an open enrollment policy, meaning we accept applications at any time throughout the year. The process is as fast as you make it meaning it depends on how quickly all paperwork, records, and recommendations are submitted. For new students the following general timeline can be applied:
January—applications go online and kindergarten screenings take place
February—new families are officially accepted
April/May—tuition rates are set for the upcoming school year and accepted families are asked to submit a Tuition Agreement Form
June & July—new families are paired up with a ‘sponsor’ family in our Eagle Network. Summer play dates are announced and encouraged for students to get to know each other. Book bills and registration paperwork/fees are published and due back in August.
August—orientation night and first days of school!