SMCS School Enrollment

Printable copy of our Lottery Guidelines

Application Process

Apply Online

Lottery applications are accepted from January through the last Friday of February, each school year.

Waitlist applications are accepted after the lottery application deadline (last Friday in February) until the lottery application window opens in January the following year.

Application Verification

Applications are not considered finalized and submitted without receiving a confirmation notification with a “Confirmation Timestamp”. The confirmation notification is your verification that the application has been received. If you do not receive a confirmation notification after competing an online application, please contact the school to finalize the application.

Lottery Placement – Key Info

Lottery Timelines

Lottery applications are accepted from January through the last Friday of February, each school year.

Kindergarten

Enrollment via lottery is required for kindergarten placement.

Siblings of current SMCS students do not need to enter the lottery due to “sibling preference”, but a sibling lottery may be necessary if the number of kindergarten siblings exceeds the number of available kindergarten spaces.

Permanent List – Lottery Placement

Students who are drawn through the lottery process are placed on a permanent list for potential placement based on openings that may occur. Students who are on this list do not need to go through the lottery process in subsequent years, and retain their position as subsequent lotteries are added to the existing permanent list. If an offer to fill a position is made by the school and is refused by the family, the list placement is forfeited and the student is removed from the list.

Wait List Placement – Key Info

Wait List Timelines

Wait list applications are accepted after the lottery application deadline (last Friday in February) until the lottery application window opens in January the following year.

Temporary List – Wait List Placement

Students who miss the lottery enrollment deadline may choose to complete a wait list application. Students on a wait list are only considered for placement after the permanent lottery placement list for a grade level has been exhausted. Wait list students are NOT automatically included for the next lottery; families must complete a lottery application in time for the next lottery.

Sibling Enrollment – Key Info

Sibling enrollments are handled separately from the regular Lottery with our Enrollment Questionnaire supplied in February each year to existing students/families which is distributed via email.

Students eligible for “Sibling Preference” will be placed when space is available in their grade level, and prior to students who are on the lottery list.

When the number of siblings at a grade level exceeds the number of available spaces, a separate “sibling lottery “will be held for that grade level to determine priority.