Admissions

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Lakewood Catholic Academy!
We provide a premier Catholic education for children ages six weeks old through eighth grade. The best way to experience our vibrant school community is to be a Saint for the Day, or to schedule a visit to campus by calling 216-521-0559 ext. 3026 or texting 216-470-0924. Go to our Schedule a Visit page for information about visits during COVID-19.

These policies apply for all grade levels at LCA, including the Early Childhood Program.

Admission for Kindergarten Students

Students applying for acceptance to kindergarten must be 5 years of age by September 30th of the year as verified by an original, certified birth certificate. A readiness screening, conducted in the spring prior to kindergarten entrance, is required for admittance.

Admission for Transfer Students

Transfer students may apply throughout the school year, subject to space availability and the discretion of LCA administration. All transfer applications are subject to the approval of the principal and are based on such criteria as acceptable school records in academic, psychological, attendance, and conduct matters. LCA does not accept transfer students for the 8th grade year unless the family is relocating from outside the area. The LCA administration holds the right to require specific assessments for entrance into its academic program. All transfer students are accepted on probationary status for their first year at LCA. To begin the transfer admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions at 216-521-0556 ext. 3026.

Non-Catholic Student Policy

LCA is pleased to accept students of any religious faith. Because religious instruction is an integral part of our mission, all students must be present at religious functions during the school day. All students are expected to participate in classes of religious instruction.

Students with Special Needs

LCA makes every effort to meet the needs of each student. However, the school is not equipped to respond to the needs of students with significant learning or behavioral disabilities. Parents are asked to supply all pertinent information that would impact the school’s ability to provide for the child’s needs. Special academic and/or psychological evaluation may be required at the discretion of the principal.

Lakewood Catholic Academy admits students of any sex, race, creed, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the school.