Welcome to Admissions

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: We are continuing to update the Admissions Process for the 2019-2020 school year now that the Archdiocese has determined that St. Therese will assume responsibility of St. Barbara School as of the 2019-2020 school year. Feel free to contact our Admissions Office at any time at (312) 326-2837 or at admissions@sttheresechicago.org with any questions.

    COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

    We will host two Coffee with the Principal events for current St. Barbara parents and other prospective parents to have the chance to learn more about St. Therese Chinese Catholic School:

    Tuesday, February 12th

    8:15am Coffee and Informal Tours  at St. Barbara School

    Tuesday, February 19th

    8:30am Mass at St. Therese Church (218 W Alexander)

    9:30am Coffee and Informal Tours at St. Therese School


    We are open year-round. Please also refer to the Application and Registration Checklist which will help you navigate the process.  

    The admission process begins when a prospective family submits an Admissions Form. The school will formally acknowledge receipt of the application and confirm the remaining steps in the process based on age of child(ren) and time of year.  

    All students who complete the entire application process are considered for enrollment. However, due to the number of applications that we receive, we cannot guarantee enrollment to all who apply. 

    Please refer to our Admissions Policy for more information about our admissions policies and practices.

    IMPORTANT: We require prospective parents to visit St. Therese at least twice. The first visit should be an Open House. Please contact our Admissions Office by email or by calling 312-326-2837 to schedule a visit during one of the school’s scheduled Open House events; all Open House dates may also be found on the School Calendar.

    Initial visits during the Open House provide the opportunity for parents to gain insight into the school’s curriculum and programs. A full school tour including classroom instruction observation will be provided during the tour. 

    Please schedule a second visit with your child after the Open House. This visit will include a visit to a classroom, a meeting with the Registrar, and a meeting with the Principal.

    PLEASE NOTE: Every prospective student at every entering grade level must visit the school. Registration forms submitted without a visit will be returned.

    For more information on our academic programs, please see the Programs section of this website.