Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2022-08-24T14:04:11-05:00

Helpful Information

Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about admissions and other topics. If you have additional questions or would like to learn more please contact the School Office.

Admissions Questions

What is the admission policy at SMG?2022-07-24T16:43:17-05:00

No student shall be denied admission to St. Mary of Gostyn School on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or gender.

Students entering Kindergarten – must be 5 years old on or before September 1.

Students entering 1st Grade – must be 6 years old on or before September 1.

Does my child need to be Catholic to enroll at SMG?2022-07-24T16:44:35-05:00

At St. Mary of Gostyn School, we welcome students from all religious backgrounds.

Do you accept transfer students?2022-07-24T16:45:52-05:00

Yes. When applying, students in grades 1 through 8 must present a copy of the last report card and a form to release information from the previous school attended. The principal will interview new students entering grades 6 to 8. All students will be accepted for a probation period if they are in good standing with the transferring school.

In addition to tuition, what other investment costs should I include in my budget?2022-07-24T16:54:41-05:00

Many fees (such as our Home and School Association fees for activities) are included in the tuition. These fees are billed separately from tuition.

New Student Enrollment fee:
To reserve your child’s place in our school, there is a nonrefundable registration/curriculum fee of $300 for Preschool students ($100 of this fee is applied to your tuition) and $400 for students in K-8 (these fees are applied toward one child’s book/supply/technology fee).

Annual Re-Enrollment fee:
Each spring, current school families pay a nonrefundable $400 re-enrollment fee to hold their child’s place in the school for the upcoming academic year. For children entering our preschool, $100 of this fee will be applied to your tuition. For students entering grades K-8, these fees are applied toward one child’s book/supply/technology fee. All fees must be paid before school starts.

Technology fee:
$100 – grades 4 through 8

Sacramental fee:
$60 – 2nd Grade First Communion fee
$60 – 8th Grade Confirmation fee

Graduation fee:
To be determined each year in 8th Grade

General School Questions

What are the service hour requirements?2022-07-24T17:13:50-05:00
  • Kindergarten: Collect socks and toiletries for the poor
  • 1st Grade: Provide books for an inner city school
  • 2nd Grade: Provide baby food for a poor family
  • 3rd Grade: Provide a food basket each month for the Food Pantry
  • 4th Grade: Perform 10 hours of community service
  • 5th Grade: Perform 10 hours of community service
  • 6th Grade: Perform 15 hours of community service
  • 7th Grade: Perform 20 hours of community service
  • 8th Grade: Perform 25 hours of community service (Hours fulfilled through Confirmation service projects)
If my child will not be at school, how should I notify the school?2022-07-24T17:12:04-05:00

Please call the main office at (630) 968-6155 if you know your child will not be attending school that day.

Is there a fee for the bus service?2022-07-24T17:11:15-05:00
  • The fee for bus service for families living in District 58 boundaries is $35 per student.
  • If you live outside of District 58, the fee is $480 per student. The student would need to be picked up and dropped off at an established bus top.
Am I eligible for bus service?2022-07-24T17:10:24-05:00

If you live in the District 58 boundaries and more than 1.5 miles from school, you are eligible for bus service.

Where do you purchase SMG school uniforms and the gym uniform?2022-07-24T17:09:23-05:00
  • School uniforms can be purchased through Schoolbelles, Land’s End or bought at any local retailer (navy blue pants and shorts, white shirts).
  • The everyday SMG 1/4 zip sweatshirt can only be purchased online through PS Signs.
  • Gym uniforms can only be purchased online through PS Signs.
What kind of snacks should the students bring for their morning snack break?2022-07-24T17:07:00-05:00

A healthy no-mess snack is recommended. The preschool is a nut-free environment. The kindergarten and grades 1-8 are nut-free at the discretion of the teacher. You will be informed at the beginning of the year, if your child’s classroom is a nut-free environment. This would be the case if a child with nut allergies is in the classroom.

What are the pick-up procedures for parents who are driving to school to pick up their child?2022-07-24T17:05:51-05:00
  • Parents are asked to park either in the parking lot or along the side streets surrounding the school (Douglas or Gierz). There is absolutely no parking on Prairie alongside the preschool and kindergarten rooms.
  • Parents who are picking up Preschoolers or Kindergarteners are asked to go to the preschool or kindergarten doors to pick up their child.
  • Students in grades 1-5 are released from the north door on Douglas.
  • Students in grades 6-8 are released from the main doors on Prairie.
When does the school day end?2022-07-24T17:04:07-05:00
  • AM Preschool school day ends at 10:35am
  • PM preschool school day ends at 2:15pm
  • Kindergarten school day ends at 2:20pm
  • Grades 1-8 school day ends at 2:25pm
When does the school day start?2022-07-24T17:02:10-05:00

For grades K-8, the students are permitted to go to their classrooms at 7:30am. The tardy bell rings at 7:40am. Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to listen to announcements at that time.

For AM preschool, the school day begins at 7:50am.

For PM preschool, the school day begins at 11:30am.

When can SMG students arrive at the school?2022-07-24T17:01:06-05:00
  • For grades K-8, the students are asked to arrive at school between 7:20 and 7:30am, unless arrangements have been made for the student to meet a teacher earlier or attend a school club (i.e. Student Council, Band, Students for Life, etc.).
  • Preschool students are to be dropped off by a parent or caregiver at the preschool door.
  • Kindergarten students are to be dropped off at the main entrance to school. They will wait in the main hallway with a Kindergarten staff member and walk over to the classroom together once all the students have arrived.
  • Students in grades 1-8 enter the school building via the main entrance.
What are the School Office Hours?2022-07-24T16:58:43-05:00

The SMG School Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 3:15pm during the school year. During June and July the office has adjusted summer hours.

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