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Registration & Admission



  • "Every Catholic elementary and secondary school in the school system of the Archdiocese of Mobile shall admit students of any sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. The schools shall not practice discrimination of any sort with regard to sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in employment."
  • A child must be 4 years old on or before September 10 of the current school year for admission to the Pre‑kindergarten class.
  • A child must be 5 years old on or before September 10 of the current school year for admission to the kindergarten class.
  • A child must be 6 years old on or before September 10 of the current school year for admission to the first grade class.
  • The original birth certificate must be presented at the time of registration for children entering pre‑kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade.
  • All children entering St. Joseph for the first time must provide a Certificate of Immunization (blue), as required by Alabama a Department of Health.
  • All students in Pre kindergarten and kindergarten must have proof of immunity to varicella (chickenpox) as required by the Alabama Department of Health.
  • All children transferring to St. Joseph School must provide a report card and a transcript from their previous school.





Every effort is made to ensure that enrollment in St. Joseph Catholic School is conducted in a fair and equitable manner, A firm stand on participation by all students in school‑related functions will be taken.


  • Because St. Joseph School is a Catholic school, all faculty and students will be required to attend prayer service & all religious activities planned by the classes or school as a school activity.
  • Registration is announced through the St. Joseph Catholic Church Sunday Bulletin, the local newspaper and written communication to school families. Such announcements are generally made during the spring of the year.
  • First priority will be given to currently enrolled students and their families.
  • Family members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and other Catholic students are also given priority consideration.
  • Enrollment is open throughout the school year where space is available.
  • Parents/guardians of transfer students must sign the designated form releasing all records from the previous school attended.
  • Parents/guardians of all children enrolling at St. Joseph Catholic School for the first time must attend a meeting and/or an interview with the principal prior to the completion of registration.
  • Parents/guardians registering students at St. Joseph Catholic School are required to complete and/or update annually an Emergency Card for the school files.
  • All returning applicants to St. Joseph Catholic School will be reviewed prior to registration for:


  • Students' and parents' adherence to school rules
  • Family cooperation with the school faculty, staff, and administration
  • Family tuition/fee payments and efforts to aid in fund raising
  • Their role in furthering the mission and goals of St. Joseph School.


  • Parents/guardians of all children enrolled must present proof of health insurance coverage (name, policy, etc.) for their child to the school office as a part of the student's file.
  • All students must have an updated Certificate of Immunization on file in the school office.