Frequently Asked Questions
Q. IS IT TRUE? Will you offer a K3 option next year?
A. Yes! SMS is thrilled to announce new class offerings for next year.
Schedule a tour! Call or Email Katie Foy, Admissions Coordinator 414-332-3660 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What is the maximum number of children per class?
A: There are two classes for each grade level. Class size is capped as follows:
K-3 (next year) A maximum of 15 students per session
K-4 A maximum of 20 students per session (morning and afternoon session (next year: full day))
K-5 A maximum of 22 students per session (extended morning & full day)
Grades 1st – 8th A maximum of 25 students per class (two classes per grade level)
Q: What is the average class size?
A: The average class size is approximately 18 students.
Q: Is there a waiting list for any grade levels/classes?
A: When classes do reach capacity, a waiting list is established. Families with children in these grade levels may add their name to the wait-list at any time. Recognizing how blessed we are as a school community to have the confidence and trust of so many school families – and thus an expanding enrollment – we do advise prospective families to complete the registration process as soon as possible.
Q: Is there a daily hot lunch program offered at St. Monica School?
A: Yes, a daily hot lunch program is offered at St. Monica School.
Q: How do I register my child(ren) for St. Monica School?
A: Please contact Mrs. Katie Foy, Admissions Coordinator at email@example.com or Mrs. Lynn McIntyre, Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Which high schools do St. Monica School graduates attend?
A: St. Monica School graduates typically attend five schools for secondary education:
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Dominican High School
Pius XI Catholic High School
Marquette University High School
Nicolet High School
Whitefish Bay High School
University School of Milwaukee
Q: Is financial aid available to interested parents?
A: Yes. Each school year, St. Monica Parish generously provides support to parish member families who seek tuition assistance. These dollars are intended to help families provide their children with the finest in Catholic education. The application process is confidential.
Q: What is The Buddy Program?
A: The Buddy Class Program pairs up two classes at St. Monica to participate in our “Virtue of the Month” activities, sit together in mass, and work on projects throughout the year. This allows for interaction between students of all ages, fosters development of leadership skills and responsibility values, and leads to a greater sense of community throughout the school.
Q: What “specials” are offered?
A: Spanish (1st through 8th), Art, Music, Physical Education, Technology
Q. What types of extracurricular activities are offered at St. Monica School?
A. Athletic opportunities offered at St. Monica include: Basketball (Boys and Girls), Cross Country, Track and Field and Volleyball (Boys & Girls). Other activities include: Band, Battle of the Books, Chess Club, Engineering for Kids, Forensics, Jr. High Drama Club, Liturgical Music opportunities, Mad Science Brixology, Robotics Club (5th & up), Ski Club and Young Rembrandts.
Q: Is a human growth and development curriculum offered to upper grade-level students?
A: Yes. This program is part of the curriculum and instruction begins with basic principles for fourth-grade students, (i.e. hygiene basics) and evolves for students in 5th – 8th grades. As with the overall guidance curriculum, instruction varies in complexity, intensity and appropriateness dependent upon grade level.
Q: What type of academic support is available for St. Monica School students?
A: These professionals assist students in grades 1 - 8 in need of additional reading, math, or writing assistance (as determined by the teachers).
Q: How is religious education integrated into the curriculum?
A: Every St. Monica student has a religion class embedded into the classroom curriculum. Prayer is an everyday activity. All grades participate in a Disciple Development program focusing on character traits, service, and leadership in living out our Catholic faith. Students attend mass every Tuesday and serve in various liturgical tasks, including readings and petitions.
Q: What technology resources are available at St. Monica School?
A: The brand new (2018) St. Monica School Innovation Center offers an outstanding array of modern technology resources in a setting for students to work and explore in a project-based setting. Mr. Reitman, the Director of Technology and Innovation, gives direct instruction and also helps classroom teachers implement innovative, 21st century lessons. All Jr. High students have their own Chrome Books, and the primary classrooms each house several Mac Books and access three I-Pad Carts.
Q: Is on-site after-school childcare programming available to interested parents?
A: Milestones, Programs for Children, provides on-site after-school childcare programming.
Milestones programming is offered as a before or after-school option, daily from 7:00am – 6:00pm. Programming is also available on non-school days.
For more information regarding Milestones on-site childcare programming, please contact their direct line at (414) 967-3039.