St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School
Nurtures the Formation of Saints and Scholars
Kindergarten through 8th Grade


Frequently Asked Questions

The Admissions Office has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to assist you in learning more about St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School. Email any other questions to

Thank you!
Aileen Leahey, Director of Enrollment Management

How can I receive information about St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School?

Simply complete the online Inquiry Form and we will be glad to answer your admissions questions via email or phone.

When is the application for admission due?

The application for admission for the 2018-19 school year is due Friday, February 5, 2018. A $175 application fee is paid through PayPal. Please complete the online application here.

Are all candidates for admission required to take an applicant test?

Yes, all applicants to St. Jude the Apostle School are required to take a test. This test is part of the process by which admissions and placement decisions are made. The cost of the test is covered in the application fee.

When is the applicant test offered? When will I receive my testing date?

The applicant testing will be administered by the faculty of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School on two dates: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 and Saturday, March 10th, 2018. The test will last approximately one hour. You will receive an email with your child’s testing date and time within 2 business days of the admissions office receiving your completed online application.

When can I come for a tour? What will I see?

We encourage every family considering St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School to come on campus to meet our teachers and students, visit our classrooms, and experience what St. Jude School is all about. Guests have the opportunity to tour with our Admissions Director on most Mondays through Thursdays in the morning. If these options are not convenient, we will work to accommodate your schedule. Contact Aileen Leahey at 770-394-2880 ext. 423 to schedule your tour.

Do you have an Open House?

Yes! The St. Jude School Open House is on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 2 PM to 4 PM, with a presentation by Principal Patty Childs at 2 PM. During the Open House, a Student Ambassador or PTA parent will take you and your family on a personalized tour of our school. At our Open House you will meet the teaching faculty and staff, guidance counselor, and some of our students, parents, and administrators.

We look forward to meeting with you to answer your questions and share with you what it means to be a member of the St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School community.

If you are unable to attend the Open House, contact the Admissions Office at 770-394-2880 ext. 423 to arrange a more convenient date to visit.

What is the Middle School Day Experience? How can my child participate?

Rising sixth and seventh grade students who have submitted an online application for the 2018-19 school year are encouraged to be guests at St. Jude School on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM. As part of the shadow experience, your child will be assigned to a Student Council Ambassador, take a tour, visit a classroom, and enjoy lunch and recess with current St. Jude students. This program is the best opportunity to observe our school community in action and experience firsthand what life at St. Jude School is really like. Rising sixth and seventh graders wishing to participate in the Middle School Shadow Day should contact the Office of Admissions by Monday, February 5, 2018.

What is the cost of tuition for St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School?

Tuition for the 2017-2018 school year is $8,595 for active Catholic families with a Parish Verification form signed by the Pastor of their church. Families pay their tuition through the FACTS Tuition Management System. To learn more about accessing various tuition payment options, please contact the St. Jude School Business Office at 770-394-2880 ext. 425.

The cost of tuition for non-Catholic familes, or Catholic families without a signed Parish Verification form, is $10,080.

Is Financial Assistance available?

Yes. The average financial aid award for the 2017-18 school year was $5,978 per student. This amount varies based upon the financial need of each individual family.

Families benefiting from tuition scholarships for the current school year: 10%

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School requires families to complete the FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment online to process financial aid applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The online financial aid application must be completed no later than March 1, 2018, and will be available on November 1, 2017 at the FACTS Website.

In addition to financial aid awarded by the school, GRACE Scholarships are available to students transferring from a public school, or to a new student entering kindergarten or first grade. Click here for a GRACE Application. Applications must be submitted to St. Jude the Apostle School no later than March 1, 2018. GRACE applicants are also required to complete the online financial aid application at Click on FACTS in the Quick Links section.

The Admissions Office will provide financial assistance decisions with a student’s admissions notification letter mailed on Friday, March 30, 2018.

Decisions are based on financial need which must be re-established annually.

What are the transportation options?

Most families utilize carpools to get to and from St. Jude School. With families coming from over 21 different parishes, odds are you will find someone near you who attends our school.

There is also a private bus which is run by an independent transportation service and coordinated by parents. Parents who choose to have their child ride the bus will sign a contract and make payments directly to the bus driver.

Does St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School accept transfer students?

Yes! We do accept a limited number of qualified students for transfer into rising 1st through 7th grade. In accordance with the policies of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, rising 8th grade applicants must be currently enrolled in a Catholic school to qualify for admission to St. Jude School. Please review the Admissions Application page to learn more about the application process.

I still have a question – can you help me?

Sure! Contact or call 770-394-2880 ext. 423 and provide your name, phone number and email address so we can respond to your question.