An essential criterion for admission to St. Fabian School is the informed acceptance by the student and parents of the fact that the school is Catholic in philosophy and practice. All students must participate in the religious education courses offered for their grade level, participate in the worshipping community while in school, and agree to act in a manner consistent with Christian values.
Parents/guardians are expected to cooperate with all administrative and educational policies of the school. Parents/guardians who do not fully cooperate and/or who are disruptive in their actions to such will be asked to withdraw their children from school.
St. Fabian School respects the dignity of all students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex or disability unrelated to the student’s ability to participate in the school’s program or other legally protected status.
Admission priority is:
1. Currently enrolled students who have met the previous years’ financial obligations. Siblings of currently enrolled students dependent on available classroom space.
2. Children of registered, contributing and participating members of St. Fabian Parish.
3. Children of families registered in another Catholic parish that does not have a school for a specific age or cannot accept because of large enrollment.
4. Non-Catholics who qualify and agree to conform to the school’s religious instruction and policies.
Acceptance of students for admission or re-admission will be judged individually on the basis of past academic and citizenship records. Admission may be denied individuals for any reason deemed to be inappropriate by school or parish authorities, including but not limited to the following:
1. Students with past disciplinary or academic problems;
2. Students who require special services;
3. Students whose families fail to meet financial responsibilities to the school or parish
4. Students who leave the school and reapply.
Children admitted to St. Fabian School kindergarten must be five years old by November 1st of the enrolling year and must participate in the Kindergarten readiness interviews with our kindergarten teachers in March of the enrolling year. There are no exceptions to this policy.
St. Fabian School’s curriculum is geared to average to above average students. There are no programs for gifted, remedial, or special needs students.
At the discretion of the principal, an admissions test in math and reading may be administered to each new student entering grades 2 through 8 prior to acceptance. Acceptance of new students will not be final until all school records are received and verified. All new students will be on probation academically and behaviorally for the first quarter.
Acceptance of new students will not be final until all school records are received and verified.
Registration for application of new students (Grades K-8) to St. Fabian School takes place beginning in January. Registration will be ongoing until all classes are full. In addition to the Application Form, the following items are needed to complete registration:
1. Copy of Certified Birth Certificate.
2. Copy of Baptismal Record.
3. Copy of Record of Immunization.
4. Payment of non-refundable registration fee: $500 for the first student, $150 for each additional student of the same family.
5. Copy of the previous school year’s report card (Grade 1-8 only) and/or current report card.
6. Copy of all testing scores, ex: IOWA Basic, MEAP, etc.
If you have any questions, contact the school office at (248)553-2750.
St. Fabian School offers tuition assistance through the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Grants program and through the St. Fabian Endowment Scholarship. The grant for both programs is $600 per student. Private School Aid Service (PSAS) applications will be available in the school office starting in January. Each family applying for a tuition grant is to complete the application form and a check for $21.00 and mail to the PSAS processing center. Families applying for tuition assistance will automatically be considered for both and will be notified whether or not they have received grants by early July.