Admissions Overview

Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Catholic School

Few decisions have the lasting impact on your child as that of school choice. It is during their school days that life-long friendships will be made, spiritual formation will take place, and values will be instilled. As a private school in Lawton, Oklahoma, St. Mary's is here to partner with you in making those days the very best that they can be. St. Mary's Catholic School exists today because parents like you found it important to educate their children in a safe, secure, and caring environment that instills values, helps develop character, and cultivates wisdom manifested through academic excellence.

Our families made an eternal investment in their children by choosing a Catholic education. At all grade levels, the curriculum and classroom instruction is focused on maximizing individual student achievement and developing strength of character. Your child will benefit from state-of-the-art technology-enhanced learning, modern classrooms and labs, and comprehensive STEM, fine arts, and service programs. 

We hope that you will find the information on this site to be helpful. We would enjoy the opportunity to show you our campus in person. To schedule a tour, attend an Open House, or if we can provide you with more information on why it is great to be a part of St. Mary's Catholic School, feel free to contact us and we will reach out to you.

We look forward to meeting with you and your family soon!

General Admissions Information

  • Early Registration is held each spring and the dates are published to the public. Priority for admitting students include:

  1. Children of active, faithful and financially contributing parishioners of Blessed Sacrament, Holy Family, and members of the Ft. Sill Catholic Community, as well as students enrolled the previous year with a recommendation to continue.

  2. Children of new parishioners, who have been enrolled in other Catholic schools or Religious Education Programs.

  3. Applicants seeking transfer from public or other non-Catholic schools and non-parish students may be admitted if open spaces are available and the Principal judges the intent to be in accord with the mission of the school.

  4. The ability of the faculty and curricula to meet the educational, religious and personal needs of the students.

  5. Behavioral problems will be considered before final admission is granted. Behavioral contracts may be required in certain cases.  

  • Age Requirements According to Oklahoma State Law, (1982, Section 14)

  1. Children must be 4 years of age on or before September 1 for admission into Pre-Kindergarten (4).

    • Students enrolling in Pre-K4 must be potty-trained prior to entering school. Though we will work with children as regards accidents and restroom skills, repetitive potty-accidents not compatible with being potty-trained could lead to dismissal.

    • Tax Credits: Parents be aware that if tax credits for Pre-K and Child-care expenses can be claimed, it is recommended that parents save receipts for their IRS records; this is not the responsibility of St. Mary’s. Our FEI Number is 730654573.

  2. Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1 for admission into Kindergarten.

  3. Children must be 6 years of age on or before September 1 for admission into First grade and must have completed an accredited Kindergarten Program.

    • Students entering school from a non-accredited school may be required to be tested for proper placement and may be placed in kindergarten.

  • Registration Fee:  At the time of registration, a non-refundable fee of $175.00 per student is required for All students PreK – 8th grade). 

  • Title IX:  St. Mary’s Catholic School adheres to the tenets of Title IX: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”