I have already registered for next year; will I need to register again?
Priority registration for Cathedral Academy will be offered to currently enrolled students and their siblings. You will not need to register again, your registration will be automatically transfered to guarentee you spot. You will be contacted by a member of the Catholic Education Enrollment Team to discuss your child’s academic program for the 2013-2014 school year. Our aim is to ensure each child is positioned for success in school next year.
I hadn’t registered yet for next year, what do I need to do now?
Currently enrolled students and their siblings will receive priority for registration in the new Cathedral Academy. To make this process as easy as possible, you can either fill out your current school registration forms or please visit the registration page of this website for details. There will be a registration deadline of March 15 after which available space will be offered to new families wishing to enroll.
What choices will I have for my child?
Students presently enrolled at St Ambrose and St Peter’s along with St Raphael and St. Augustine will be transitioned to the Cathedral Academy. If a student family wishes to consider joining another Catholic school community in the Greater Bridgeport area, our Catholic Education Enrollment Team will help.
Who will help me?
A team of staff are working together to ensure each student who lives in Bridgeport has a plan for the next school year. The Catholic Education Enrollment Team can simply be reached by calling your school or by email at email@example.com.
How should new students apply?
Applications for admission will be accepted on a space-available basis. Families interested in enrolling their children should contact the Admissions Office at (203-416-1376) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the registration page of this website for details.
Can I visit the school now?
Open Houses and student visitations will be scheduled during the spring.
Why do we need a new school?
Catholic education in Bridgeport is poised for growth. Nearly 2,000 students who live in Bridgeport have chosen Catholic schools. Bringing students to one larger campus provides more opportunities for stronger academics, faculty, staff, activities, and a Pre K – grade 12 opportunities. Further, the schools won’t have to incur the expense and costs of upgrades and renovations to several older buildings – thus keeping tuition more affordable for our families.
Who will be serve as principal of the Cathedral Academy?
Cathedral Academy will be led by a new leadership model with a President and two principals, one for each campus. Mrs. Jo-Anne Jakab will serve as President of the Cathedral Academy as well as President of Kolbe Cathedral High School. Two principals will lead the St Raphael Campus and the St Augustine Campus. Announcements will be made on March 1, 2013.
Who will be teaching?
We are fortunate to have an exceptionally talented faculty and staff in our Catholic schools. Interviews for the new Cathedral Academy will take place throughout the spring. A faculty directory will be made available once those interviews are complete by April 1, 2013.
Which uniform will they wear?
Cathedral Academy will have its own uniform which will be announced shortly. Students currently enrolled in a Catholic school will be welcome to wear their current uniforms for the 2013-2014 school year.
Will my children have the same classmates they have grown to know?
Your child(ren) will have the opportunity to be with the same friends and classmates in addition to making new friends.
What will happen to my financial aid?
Tuition assistance and scholarships will be awarded to qualified registered families who attend the Cathedral Academy.
Will school busing be available?
Yes. We are in discussions with the city of Bridgeport to arrange multiple school drop offs and allowing siblings to ride together.
Is St. Ann School and St. Andrew School still part of the Cathedral Cluster?
The name Cathedral Education Cluster will soon be changed to Catholic Academies of Bridgeport. Catholic Academies of Bridgeport will represent the Cathedral Academy, St. Ann and St. Andrew Schools.