Admissions Process


At St. Ignatius Catholic School and St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy, we recognize parents as the primary educators of their children and are humbled to be able to partner with families throughout the Fox Valley who desire a Catholic classical education for their children.

As the Fox Valley’s only Catholic classical school, we focus not only on what children learn but who they are becoming.


Families from across the Fox Valley are saying “yes” to the St. Ignatius difference, and we invite you to as well. Our students and families come from more than 15 different communities, including Kaukauna, the greater Appleton area, and throughout the Fox Valley region.

We understand it is an important decision to discern educational options for your child and family, so we are here to answer your questions, share our mission, and walk with you in your decision.

Admissions and Enrollment Timeline

St. Ignatius accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Official applications and enrollment for the 2023-24 school year began in mid-January 2023:

We welcome your inquiries, schedule tours, host shadow students, and welcome questions any time.

Please review the Admissions Process below and reach out if you think St. Ignatius may be the right fit for your child and family by emailing or calling 920-766-0186.

Thank you for your interest in St. Ignatius! Know of our prayers for you and your family in your discernment.



We know that it’s a big decision to send your child to a new school. Please reach out and we’ll walk with you and provide any information as you discern this decision.

Please email or call our school at 920-766-0186 to connect.


At St. Ignatius, our classrooms and campus are full of enthusiasm and joy for learning and for Christ! We welcome you inside for a visit. Please email or call our school at 920-766-0186 if interested in any of the below visit opportunities.


We offer personal tours of our school to prospective families. Tours are a fantastic opportunity to see the St. Ignatius difference firsthand, meet our administrators and faculty, and ask questions.

attend an open house

Prospective students, parents, and families for grades 3K-12 are invited to attend an open house to tour, ask questions, meet staff, and learn more about our school. 

participate in a shadow day

Shadow days are available for prospective students throughout the school year. Prospective high school students (grades 7 and up) are encouraged to spend a full shadow day at St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy and are paired with a student ambassador for the day. Students in grades K-8 may choose a half or full day shadow experience. They spend the day in a class and with students in their current grade level.


Official applications and enrollment for the 2023-24 school year begins mid-January 2023:

Click the buttons below to apply. To enroll a new student, please complete the application form. You will be asked to create an account in our admissions portal. This portal contains all of the items you’ll need to complete in order to be considered for admission. (A current St. Ignatius student may be re-enrolled through the family’s PowerSchool account.)

New Students

Families with new students may submit a pre-application form to begin the application process.
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Current Students

Families of current students may login to re-enroll in their family's current PowerSchool account.
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Get in Touch

Please email us at or call 920-766-0186 to inquire, schedule a visit, or apply for your child to attend St. Ignatius.

St. Ignatius Catholic School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

View the 2021-22 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Report Card Here.