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We are currently planning to have our Open House on November 9 in person at the school. The decision for school tours has not been made yet, but they would be either after school hours or on a Saturday morning. We will also have virtual opportunities as well such as the weekly Zoom call with the Admissions Director. Please check on the School Tours and Open House page to sign up for these events.
OLA School’s fundamental priority is to serve the best education to all students, which are accepted. Once the decision is made that OLA can serve the needs of a student, then Archdiocesan Priority qualifications, found on the application process page, are followed. OLA School is a respected institution and as such receives numerous applications. It is not unusual for OLA School to have two applications for each pre-kindergarten and kindergarten opening.
There is no way for the Admissions Office to anticipate the number of openings that will be available for the coming school year. Current student re-registration is not complete until the end of February, students who have applied elsewhere, e.g.,  Marist, will not know if they’ve been accepted until early April, and family transfers often happen late in the school year or over summer break.

When considering the applicant pool, OLA follows the priority list for acceptance, but the number of siblings and parishioners seeking spots will not be known until the end of the application period. OLA’s ability to serve those applicants cannot be determined until after the screening process.

OLA is at capacity and is not accepting any applications for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. We encourage families to apply for the coming year.
Yes. All applicants must submit an application online through the FACTS admissions portal. The online application will be available on November 1, 2021 and due January 31, 2022.
You are encouraged to make every effort possible to have all of the applicant’s supporting documents on file with the Admissions office by January 31, 2022. Please follow your  school guidelines for allowing adequate lead time to have forms returned to OLA.

Your applicant will not be penalized if a teacher recommendation form is not received by the deadline; however, no decision will be made on an applicant until all required documentation is on file.

NOTE: Teacher recommendations must be given to the appropriate school office. Incomplete forms will not be forwarded to the appropriate entity by the OLA Admissions office.

The Admissions office will assign Pre-K and kindergarten applicants a one-hour assessment appointment in February. More information will be forthcoming and parents will be notified at least two weeks prior to the child’s assessment.

Applicants to grades one through seven will have an assessment appointment also scheduled in February. These appointments last between ninety minutes and two hours. We will work with out of town applicants to accommodate their availability to make a screening appointment.

No decision will be made on an applicant until the required assessment has been completed.

Applicants to pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are assessed using developmentally-appropriate tasks, which assess prerequisite skills such as oral language and visual discrimination.

In grades one through eight, a student’s achievement in reading, written language, and mathematics is assessed using an age-normed, standardized instrument.

Applicants to Pre-K and kindergarten will receive the results via a letter mailed to the home within three to four weeks after the screening.

Applicants to grades one through seven will receive written results within two to three weeks of their screening appointment.

All decision letters will be mailed on April 1, 2022, in adherence with the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) guidelines. Accepted families have until 4:00 pm on April 14, 2022, to submit a deposit to the Admissions office. At that time, any unsecured spots will be offered to families on the waiting list.
The best form of communication is by email at Admissions is an extremely busy time of year; please allow twenty-four business hours for an email reply and forty-eight business hours for a return phone call.