Admissions Overview


We’re delighted that you’re considering Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School. We believe it is a truly unique place where, above all else, we desire for our students to know the love of God. Mother Teresa of Calcutta families thrive on our Catholic approach, where we work together to help students reach their God-given potential. We look forward to sharing more with you about our wonderful community!


The admissions cycle for the 24-25 school year has concluded for all other grades. If you missed the deadline and are still interested in joining our school, we encourage you to sign up for our wait pool here. At the end of September 2024, we will begin accepting registrations for tours of our school in preparation for the 25-26 school year. Kindly revisit this page for more information and details on how to schedule a tour. Thank you for considering our school for your educational journey.

24-25 Step Up for Students Scholarship: Families are now invited to renew or apply for a 2024-25 scholarship. Click here for details. Our school accepts the FTC and FES-UA Scholarships. Parents must provide our bookkeeper Mrs. Pratt via email the student award ID number and the amount of the scholarship for the 24-25 school year. This is information is located in your EMA account.

25-26 School Year

  • October 2024: Tours Begin
  • January 2025: Sibling applications due
  • February 2025: Application deadline
  • January 2025: New Student Assessments

Admissions Checklist

The documents below will be requested with the application.

  • VPK Report card for children entering Kindergarten.
  • Current Report Card for children entering 1st-8th grades.
  • Previous two year’s report cards.
  • Reading and Math FSA scores for the last two years (for children in public school)
  • Reading and Math standardized test scores for the last two years (for children in other private schools)
  • Copies of the IEP/504 support plan (if applicable)
  • Copies of the psychoeducational medical evaluation (if applicable)
  • Birth certificate
  • Baptism certificate (if applicable)
  • DH680 Florida Certification of Immunization form
  • DH3040 Florida School Entry Health Exam

Admissions Policy
The open admission policy of Mother Teresa of Calcutta (MTC) Catholic School allows no person to be discriminated against on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin, nor is the staff hired or assigned on the basis of race, color or ethnic origin.

Although, we wish we could give admission to everyone that desires to come to MTC, there are several factors that may prevent us from offering your child admissions. Academics and space availability, and/or our ability to meet the child’s academic and behavior needs. Priority is given to children who have brothers or sisters currently enrolled at MTC.

Age Requirements
Age requirements, according to Florida State Law, are followed. A child must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year to be admitted to kindergarten. In order to enter first grade, a child must have satisfactorily completed kindergarten and be six (6) years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year. Exceptions may be made for out of state transfers.

Immunization and Health Exam Policy
No child will be admitted without a thorough physical examination (less than 365 days from the start date of the school) and every child must be immunized according to current Florida State Law. Students entering 7th or 8th grade, must submit proof from their physician of having received immunization Tdap. Proof of immunizations and physical exam are due before entry into MTC. The Diocese of St. Petersburg does not accept any Religious Exemptions.

Waiting Pool
Once a class has reached capacity, qualified applicants are placed in a waiting pool. When an opening arises in a particular grade, the Admissions Committee reconvenes to determine if a candidate in the waiting pool will fill the position.

Non-Discrimination Clause
The Catholic schools of the Diocese of St. Petersburg admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available at all schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic programs, or any other school administered programs.