Admissions Process & Schedule

2020 – 2021 Admissions Calendar:

  • October, 2019– New Student application available online. To apply for the current academic year, visit:
  • Fall 2019- Fall Open Houses. Students and children welcome!
  • Winter 2019- Save My Seat – Returning Student Registration Open.
  • December 13, 2019 – Priority Consideration ends.
  • January, 2020 – Winter Open Houses. Students welcome!
  • February, 2020 – Shadow Days available for transfer students. Contact Admissions office at (317)255-5468 to schedule.
  • Spring 2020 – Enrollment process begins – Financial Aid Applications Due.
  • March, 2020– Kindergarten Readiness Screenings.
  • May, 2020 – FACTS tuition registration and PTO hot lunch sign-up due.
  • June, 2020 – Newcomer Parent Meeting.
  • July, 2020 – Tuition payments begin.

Admissions Process: Admission to IHM School requires a simple process, outlined below.

  1. Application:
  • Begin an application to Immaculate Heart of Mary School by creating a student profile at and submitting a New Student Application. You will be notified of receipt of application via email.
  • $25 application fee.
  • To be considered for admission to Kindergarten, a child must be 5 years of age on or before August 1st.
  1. Required Forms & Fees:
  • Immunization record from doctor’s office.
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Copy of baptismal certificate (if applicable)
  • Academic & Discipline records from previous school (if applicable)
  • Home Language Survey Form (provided by IHM)
  • Completed Student Contract (transfer students only)
  • Deadline: February 2020. *Applications submitted after this date will have a rolling deadline based on application date.
  • $150 registration fee (via check, payable to IHM School)
  • $500 Non-refundable tuition deposit (For families NEW to IHM School)
  1. Observation & Shadow:
  • Kindergarten Applicants: All incoming Kindergarten students are required to participate in a short Kindergarten Readiness Screening with our Kindergarten teachers. These will be scheduled in March 2020. The Kindergarten Readiness Screening is a process that assists our staff with planning instruction and setting expectations for incoming students. This screening also gives your child and the teachers the opportunity to get acquainted and should not be a stressful situation for your children.
  • Transfer Applicants: All incoming transfer students, 1st – 8th grade must schedule and participate in a  school shadow day. Shadow days are available beginning February and can be scheduled with our Admissions office, (317) 255-5468.
  1. Acceptance – New Students / Save My Seat – Returning Students
  • Save My SeatReturning Students: Log-in to IHM MySchool App to review and accept contract for upcoming school year and submit $150 registration fee. Parents must accept a contract and submit a registration fee in order to reserve a space for each returning student.
  • Returning students entering 1st – 8th grade are given priority enrollment until December. If a student is not registered by December, enrollment is no longer guaranteed as priority consideration has expired.
  • Tuition payments of current academic year must be up to date in order to save a student’s seat for the upcoming year.
  • AcceptanceNew Students: Admissions status is available for review on IHM MySchool App. Once all required forms and fees are submitted, and all admissions requirements have been met, you will be notified of school’s decision on IHM Myschool App. Please log-in to review and acknowledge your child’s acceptance or admissions status. When accepted, you may begin enrollment, the final step in the IHM admissions process.
  1. Enrollment: Enrollment is the final step in the admissions process and occurs in spring 2020. Once completed, an applicant is officially enrolled as a student for the upcoming school year and placed on class lists.
  • School Enrollment:
  • Media Release – Required
  • Emergency Contact Form – Required
  • Medical Conditions Form – Required
  • FACTS Enrollment – Required
  • Financial Aid Application – If applicable
  • After Care Registration & Fee – If applicable
  • Hot Lunch Registration – Optional
  • Safe & Sacred Volunteer Training – Optional
  • CYO Sports Registration – Optional
  • PTO Enrollment:
  • Volunteer / Committee Registration – Optional
  • Optional Purchases (Yearbooks, Directories, Birthday Books etc)
  • Leadership T-Shirt/Gym Short sizing – Required


*Priority Consideration Criteria: All students who submit an application will be considered for acceptance. At times, due to the number of applicants and current students, we cannot guarantee acceptance to all who apply. If application request exceed availability, a waitlist will be implemented based on the following criteria:

  • Returning students, 1st – 8th grade
  • Active Parishioners* with a sibling attending IHM in the upcoming year, K – 8th
  • Active Parishioners* without a sibling attending IHM in the upcoming year.
  • Non-Active Parishioners, K – 8th
  • Non-Parishioners, K – 8th

*An active parishioner is defined as being registered as an IHM family, regularly attending mass, making regular and appropriate stewardship contributions to IHM (recommended half the average parishioner contribution of $1900), including and completing an online stewardship pledge, sharing time and talent in ministry at IHM and participating in periodic capital campaigns.